Lamb, Blair earn minor-league honors for June

BY foxsports • July 7, 2014

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




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