D-backs award Diaz & Hernandez with monthly honors for July

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named Rookie Advanced Missoula infielder Isan Diaz (@diazisan) and Short-Season A Hillsboro right-handed pitcher Carlos Hernandez (@CHernandez26) the organization's Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for July.

Diaz, 19, reached base safely in 24 straight games from July 1-30, and hit .380 (38-for-100) with 7 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, 20 RBI, 20 runs scored, a .442 on-base and .650 slugging percentages and a 1.092 OPS.

• Recorded a 16-game hitting streak from July 9-26, batting .438 (28-for-64) with 12 extra-base hits and 16 RBI.

• Reached base safely in 35 straight games to begin the season (July 18-July 30).

• Ranked among all Rookie League players in July in total bases (2nd, 65), triples (T-3rd), hits (4th), extra-base hits (T-6th, 15), OPS (9th), and slugging percentage (10th).

• Named to the Pioneer midseason All-Star Team.

• Drafted by the D-backs in the Competitive Balance-Round B (70th overall) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft from Springfield (Mass.) High School

Hernandez, 21, went 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA (4 ER in 39.0 IP), 46 strikeouts, 10 walks and a .148 opponent average (19-for-128) in 6 starts in July.

• Recorded a 26.0-inning scoreless streak over 4 starts from July 12-28.

• Ranked among all Short-Season players (min. 5 GS) in strikeouts (1st), WHIP (1st, 0.74) innings (2nd), opponent average (3rd) and ERA (4th) in July.

• Struck out a professional-high 10 batters in 2 starts (July 2 vs. Eugene and July 18 vs. Everett).

• Selected to the Northwest League midseason All-Star Team.

• Signed as a non-drafted free agent from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Jan. 17, 2012.

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:

JULY

OVERALL

RENO

MOBILE

VISALIA

PLAYER

Isan Diaz

Jamie Romak

Zach Borenstein

Jamie Westbrook

PITCHER

Carlos Hernandez

Evan Marshall

Silvino Bracho

Steve Hathaway

 

JULY

KANE COUNTY

HILLSBORO

MISSOULA

AZL

DSL

PLAYER

Henry Castillo

Fernery Ozuna

Isan Diaz

Ismael Pena

Gerson Jimenez

PITCHER

Ethan Elias

Carlos Hernandez

Anfernee Benitez

Emilio Vargas

Jhoan Duran