Texas Rangers announce minor league award winners for June

The Texas Rangers announced their minor league award winners for the month of June. We have four very deserving players. Both Josh Stephan and Alex Speas them have recently received a promotion within the last few weeks. Abimelec Ortiz might see a promotion to Frisco soon.

Let’s take a look at their numbers that earned them their awards.

Player – 1B Abimelec Ortiz

Abimelec Ortiz was scorching hot at the plate in June. He slashed a line of .374/.442/.723/1.165 with 8 home runs and 22 RBI. Between High-A and Low-A, he has 19 home runs total, which leads all of the Rangers farm system.

A promotion to Frisco soon may not be far fetched for Ortiz.

Starting Pitcher – RHP Josh Stephan

Right-handed pitcher Josh Stephan, who attended South Grand Prairie, pitched to a 3-1 win-loss record in June. He held opposing batters to a .195 batting average and .247 on-base percentage. In his 25 innings pitched, he struck out 32 batters and only issued 4 walks.

Reliever – RHP Alex Speas

Reliever – RHP Alex Speas is a repeat offender on this list. He was the reliever of the month in May as well. In June, he held opposing batters to a .149 average and .216 on-base percentage. He struckout 55 batters in his 34 innings.

Speas might see some time in Arlington before this season is over.

Defender – OF Geisel Cepeda

Defender – OF Geisel Cepeda, 25, has not committed an error so far this season. For June he has 29 putouts and one assist. He’s got 3 assists on the season. At the plate for the season, he’s slashing .279/.366/.358/.724 with 4 home runs and 24 RBI.

Congratulations to each of the Texas Rangers June minor league award winners!