Lamb, Blair earn minor-league honors for June

PHOENIX — Double-A Mobile infielder Jake Lamb and Single-A Visalia right-hander Aaron Blair are the Diamondbacks’  Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June.

Lamb, 23, hit .368 (35 for 95) with 11 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, 27 RBI and 20 runs scored in 25 games in June. He was named to the Southern League All-Star Team as the South Division’s starting third baseman and went 1 for 3 with 1 run scored. He was the team’s sixth-round draft choice in 2012 out of the University of Washington.

Blair, 22, went 3-0 with a 3.06 ERA in five starts in June. He was a Competitive Balance Round A selection in the 2013 draft out of Marshall and entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the team’s fifth-best minor-league prospect.

The player and pitcher of the month for each affiliate are listed here:

Team

Player

Pitcher

Reno

Nick Ahmed

Kevin Munson

Mobile

Jake Lamb

Willy Paredes

Visalia

Rudy Flores

Aaron Blair

South Bend

Andrew Velasquez

Will Locante

Hillsboro

Grant Heyman

Cody Geyer

Missoula

Trevor Mitsui

Carlos Hernandez

AZL

Matt McPhearson

Yefry Ramirez

DSL

Gerson Jimenez

Merkis Montero