D-backs award Brito, Hernandez with monthly honors

PHOENIX —The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today Advanced-Rookie Missoula outfielder Socrates Brito and Dominican Summer League right-handed pitcher Carlos Hernandez have been named the organization’s Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for August, respectively.


Brito, 19, hit .378 (42-for-111) with 8 doubles, 2 home runs, 18 RBI, 20 runs scored and 4 stolen bases in 27 games in August for the Osprey. Brito’s .378 average ranked fifth among all Advanced-Rookie leagues (min. 100 AB) and hit .317 overall this season, seventh best among all D-backs farmhands (min. 60 games). The Osprey outfielder notched 11 multi-hit games while concluding an 8-game hit streak (July 31-Aug. 8) and beginning a 16-game hit streak (Aug. 17-Sept. 3) during the month. The Azua, D.R. native, signed as a Minor League free agent on April 28, 2010.


Hernandez, 18, went 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA (2 ER in 20.1 IP) in 4 starts in August for the DSL D-backs. He averaged 10.62 strikeouts per 9 innings (24 SO) and limited opponents to a .237 average (18-for-76). Hernandez tossed at least 5.0 innings in each outing and concluded the month without allowing an earned run in his final 2 starts (10.0 IP). A native of Santo Domingo, D.R., Hernandez signed a Minor League free agent on January 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 player nominated by each affiliate:









Socrates Brito

Mike Jacobs

Brent Clevlen

Keon Broxton


Carlos Hernandez

Trevor Bauer

Kevin Munson

Bradin Hagens









Roidany Aguila

Kevin Medrano

Socrates Brito

Joey Munoz

Maximo Sosa


Ty Green

Enrique Burgos

Chase Stevens

Ben Eckels

Carlos Hernandez