Texas Rangers minor-league award winners for May

Jeff Hewitt
Jeff Hewitt 3 Min Read

The Texas Rangers have announced their minor league players of the month for May, with three out of four spots going to players from the Frisco RoughRiders.

The Rangers named winners for four awards: Player of the Month, Starting Pitcher of the Month, Relief Pitcher of the Month and Defender of the Month.

The award winners are:

Player of the Month

Ezequiel Duran, 23, who recently made his Major League Debut, was part of the Joey Gallo trade. He became the 178th former RoughRider to make his MLB debut.

Duran had an excellent month at the plate, slashing .371/.406/.711/1.117 with 6 home runs and 23 RBI in 24 games played. One of the more impressive stats was his 13 doubles.

For the season he slashed a line of 317/.361/.564/.925 with 8 home runs, 32 RBI and 24 doubles on the season.

Starting Pitcher of the Month

Larson Kindreich, a left-handed pitcher, had a strong month of May, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.84 ERA in four appearances: two starts. In 19 innings pitched, he allowed just 6 runs on 14 hits while striking out 27 batters.

On May 22nd, he pitched 6 scoreless innings against the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), allowing only two hits, one walk and 8 strikeouts.

Relief Pitcher of the Month

Grant Anderson, 24, is a right-handed releiver from Port Arthur, Texas.

In 9 appearances, Grant had a 2-0 win-loss record with a 3.07 earned run average in 14.2 innings. He allowed 5 runs on 16 hits, 4 walks, and 20 strikeouts. Batters had a .271 batting average against Grant in May!

At one point in time spanning from April 13 to May 13 he appeared in 9 games and pitched 17.1 innings without allowing an earned run. Batters had a .175 average during that time.

Defender of the Month

Josh Stowers, 25, without a doubt earned this award for his elite defense in the outfield. During the month of May he had one outfield assist.

He had an amazing catch on May 4th against the Arkansas Travelers where he ended up colliding into the center field wall. He’s also made some outstanding diving catches and has played each outfield position.

Congratulations to each of the Texas Rangers Minor League award winners for the month of May!



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Covering the Texas Rangers farm system since 2019. Credentialed media with the Frisco RoughRiders.

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I’m a diehard Dallas area sports fanatic for over 45 years. I’m living in Houston with my wonderful wife who’s also a Rangers fan! I am a dad to 4 and a Poppi to 3 wonderful grandkids! I love covering the Rangers’ minor league teams. I’m dealing with a disease called Transverse Myelitis, which limits some things but never baseball!