July Awards: Lexington Legends

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In the third July awards post we’ll look at the best performances from the Lexington Legends for the month:

Hitter of the month: INF Andrew Simunic

  • The Legends don’t boast many standout performances from July with two of their better hitters receiving promotions by the end of the month. However second baseman Andrew Simunic stands out above the remaining Legends with a .333 batting average, one home run, 13 RBI, 19 runs scored and three stolen bases in 24 July games.
  • Honorable Mention: Jonathan Meyer, Jonathan Fixler, Jose Altuve, Jacob Goebbert

Pitcher of the month: LHP Luis Cruz

  • Legends pitcher fared much better than their offensive counterparts during July with several standout performances. Chief among those performances was left-handed starting pitcher Luiz Cruz, who finished July at 3-1 with a 2.78 ERA in five starts. Cruz struck out struck out 28 and walked just five in 32 and one-third innings.
  • Honorable Mention: Jose Cisnero, Juan Minaya, Wander Alvino, Kirk Clark

2010 Lexington Legends Opening Day Roster

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The Lexington Legends have announced their 2010 Opening Day roster after the parent club Houston Astros confirmed Minor League player assignments Sunday. The team will be headlined by 2009 first-round pick shortstop Jiovanni Mier, ranked the No. 2 prospect in the Astros’ organization by Baseball America. Fourteen of the new Legends were 2009 draft picks. Pitchers David Duncan, Arcenio Leon and Jose Trinidad, infielder Kody Hinze and infielder-outfielder Andy Simunic each spent part of 2009 with the Legends and catcher Jonathan Fixler was a Legend in 2008. Four Opening Day Legends were ranked by Baseball America as one of the top 30 prospects in the Astros’ organization, and I’ve included their rankings in parentheses when applicable. Each pitcher is listed by throwing arm, and batters’ information is listed bats/throws. (Numbers have not yet been assigned.)

Pitchers

  • RHP — Bushue, Tanner (BA #7) — 2nd round (2009)
  • RHP — Cisnero, Jose — NDFA (2007)
  • RHP — Clark, Kirk —  FA (2009)
  • RHP — Donovan, Robert — 23rd round (2009)
  • LHP — Duncan, David — 5th round (2008)
  • RHP — Leon, Arcenio (BA #19) — NDFA (2005)
  • RHP —  MacDonald, James — 18th round (2009)
  • RHP — Minaya, Juan — NDFA (2008)
  • LHP —  Pitkin, Colton —  41st round (2007)
  • RHP — Sarisky, Daniel — 40th round (2009)
  • RHP — Schurz, Michael — 44th round (2009)
  • RHP — Trinidad, Jose — NDFA (2006)
  • RHP — Walker, Brandt — 8th round (2009)

Catchers

  • Fixler, Jonathan — R/R — 19th round (2007)
  • Garcia, Rene — R/R — 35th round (2008)

Infielders

  • Altuve, Jose  — R/R — NDFA (2006)
  • Arrendell, Miguel — L/R — NDFA (2006)
  • Bray, Aaron — L/R — 27th round (2009)
  • Hinze, Kody — R/R — FA 2008
  • Meyer, Jonathan (BA #18) — S/R — 3rd round (2009)
  • Mier, Jiovanni (BA#2) — R/R — 1st round (21st overall pick) (2009)
  • Simunic, Andrew — R/R — 17th round (2008)

Outfielders

  • Goebbert, Jacob — L/L — 13th round (2009)
  • Hogue, Grant — S/R — 35th round (2009)
  • Kemp, Brian — R/R — 19th round (2009)
  • Martinez, Julio — R/R — 20th round (2009)