The Dodgers have announced the winners of the Dodger Pride Awards for July. The awards were created by general manager Ned Colletti to honor a pitcher and position player from each Minor League team in the organization who plays “the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style” by a vote of players and staff from each respective club.
Triple-A Las Vegas
Pitcher — Right-hander Heath Totten recorded a 4-2 record and a 3.90 ERA over 32 1/3 innings of six starts.
Player — Third baseman Angel Chavez hit .359 with seven doubles, two homers, and 13 RBIs in 23 games. Chavez made the Dodgers out of Spring Training but was designated for assignment on April 3 without making an appearance and has not returned to the Majors.
Pitcher — Right-hander Danny Muegge went 0-1 but yielded just one run in 19 innings (0.47 ERA) of seven games (two starts). Muegge, acquired from Arizona in the Shawn Green trade, opened the month by pitching 12 consecutive scoreless innings.
Player — Outfielder James Tomlin batted .337 with five doubles, a homer, and 10 RBIs in 26 games to take the award. Tomlin, a Los Angeles native, has stayed hot in August, hitting .476 with five doubles and four RBIs in his first 11 games of the new month.
Class A Advanced Inland Empire
Pitcher — Left-hander David Pfeiffer put up a 2.33 ERA in 19 1/3 innings over 11 games while striking out 19. He went 1-1 with a save in July after also winning the award in June.
Player — Outfielder Trayvon Robinson hit .278 with four doubles, three triples, 12 RBIs and 19 runs scored in 26 July games. The former 10th-round pick in 2005 has started off August strong as well, hitting .400 with 11 runs scored in his first 10 contests.
Class A Great Lakes
Pitcher — Left-hander Miguel Sanfler compiled a 1-1 mark to go with a 1.96 ERA in 18 1/3 innings of eight appearances, starting the month by throwing 8 1/3 straight scoreless innings over five games.
Player — First baseman Eduardo Perez hit .328 with two homers, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored in 17 games after being sent down from Inland Empire on July 12.
Class A Short-Season Ogden
Pitcher — Right-hander Luis Garcia went 2-0 with five saves and a 1.00 ERA in nine innings over eight games.
Player — Outfielder Travis Vetters hit .393 with four doubles, three homers, and nine RBIs in just seven July games after a strained left shoulder sidelined him for the month’s first 19 contests.
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers
Pitcher — Right-hander Eduardo Perez put up a 1-2 record with a 4.01 ERA in 24 2/3 innings over five games (four starts), striking out 25 hitters.
Player — Second baseman Rafael Ynoa hit .297 and recorded four doubles, nine RBIs, 10 walks, and 14 runs scored in 19 games.
Rookie Santo Domingo Dodgers
Pitcher — Left-hander Antonio Castillo compiled a 1-0 record with a 0.99 ERA in 27 1/3 innings over five starts to win his second straight award.
Player — Second baseman Enlly Morales hit .267 to go with seven doubles, 11 RBIs, and 17 runs scored in 27 games to take the honor for the second consecutive month.
— Michael Schwartz