Who is the July 2012 Pitcher of the Month?
Here are the performances of the 11 candidates for the July 2012 Pitcher of the Month. Please note that the statistics for players with Tri-City, Greeneville, and the GCL Astros include those games played in June.
Travis Ballew, 21, RHP, Tri-City. Ballew pitched in 12 games for the Valley Cats. He posted a 1.17 ERA in 23 IP. He struck out 28 and gave up 11 hits.
Kevin Chapman, 24, LHP, Corpus Christi. Chapman allowed just six hits in 11 2/3 innings out of the Hooks' bullpen. He posted a 1.54 ERA with nine strikeouts and two saves.
Jose Cisnero, 23, RHP, Corpus Christi/Oklahoma City. In five starts between AA and AAA, Cisnero struck out 31 batters in 33 2/3 IP. He gave up 25 hits and posted an over-all ERA of 2.41.
Zachary Dando, 22, RHP, Greeneville. Dando made 11 appearances for the G'stros. He posted a 1.47 ERA in 18 1/3 IP.
Blake Ford, 24, RHP, Tri-City. Ford recorded 11 saves for the Valley Cats. He had 18 strikeouts in 19 IP and finished July with a 1.89 ERA.
Erick Gonzalez, 20, RHP, GCL Astros. Gonzalez was in Ford's rear-view mirror with nine saves. He had an 0.96 ERA in 14 appearances.
Chia-jen Lo, 26, RHP, GCL Astros/Lancaster. Most of Lo's month was spent rehabbing with the Astros' GCL entry. Between that stint and his time with Lancaster, Lo made 11 appearances, allowing seven hits and one earned run while striking out 17 over 16 innings.
Carlos Quevedo, 22, RHP, Lexington/Lancaster. Quevedo made a total of eight appearances on the month. Over 20 IP, he struck out 22, allowed 13 hits and posted a 1.80 ERA.
Javier Saucedo, 18, LHP, DSL Astros. In seven appearances, Saucedo allowed 10 hits and three earned runs. He struck out 13, posting a 1.72 ERA.
Mickey Storey, 26, RHP, Oklahoma City. Storey made 13 appearances for the RedHawks. He posted a 1.93 ERA and struck out 24 batters in 18 2/3 IP.
Aaron West, 22, RHP, Tri-City. The 2012 draft pick made seven starts for Tri-City. He allowed just 22 hits in 37 innings and posted an 0.97 ERA.