D-backs award Cron & Huang with monthly honors for June

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named Single-A Advanced Visalia infielder Kevin Cron (@TcuCron00) and Single-A Kane County right-handed pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang (pronounced: Way-Jay Wang) the organization's Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for June.

Cron, 22, reached base via hit or walk in 20 of 25 games in June, and hit .291 (30-for-103) with 11 doubles, 7 home runs, 23 RBI, a .330 on-base and .602 slugging percentages and a .932 OPS.

∙ Ranked among all full-season Minor Leaguers in June in extra-base hits (4th, 18) and doubles (T-6th, 11).

∙ From June 14-20, he hit safely in 7 straight games, batting .469 (15-for-32) with 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 12 RBI.

∙ In 10 home games, he hit .366 (15-for-41) with 4 doubles, 4 homers and 13 RBI.

∙ Ranked among all Single-A and Single-A Advanced hitters in doubles (1st, 11), extra-base hits (1st, 18), home runs (T-4th, 7), RBI (5th, 23) and slugging percentage (9th, .602).

Huang, 21, went 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA (11 R-6 ER in 24.0 IP), .217 opponent average (20-for-92), 4 walks and 23 strikeouts in 4 starts in June.

∙ Held opponents to 1 run or less in 3 starts, going 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA (2 ER in 19.0 IP) in those outings.

∙ In 2 home games, was 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER in 13.0 IP), .167 average (8-for-48), 1 walk and 14 strikeouts.

∙ Recorded a professional-high 8.0 innings on June 18 vs. Wisconsin, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with no walks and 8 strikeouts.

∙ Selected to play with the World Team in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 12. He is the only player representing Taiwan on the roster.

Every month during the season, the D-backs Player Development staff chooses the player and pitcher most deserving of the honors based on nominations from coaches at each affiliate along with input from the Minor League coordinators. Below is a list of the overall winners as well as players nominated by each affiliate:

JUNE OVERALL RENO MOBILE VISALIA
PLAYER Kevin Cron Jamie Romak Sean Jamieson Kevin Cron
PITCHER Wei-Chieh Huang Kaleb Fleck A.J. Schugel Daniel Gibson
 
JUNE KANE COUNTY HILLSBORO MISSOULA AZL DSL
PLAYER Colin Bray Zach Nehrir Austin Byler Logan Soole Yan Sanchez
PITCHER Wei-Chieh Huang Jared Miller Bo Takahashi Merkis Montero Silvestre Berroa