ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 6, 2019 - Minor League Baseball today announced the Uncle Ray's Player of the Month Award winners for each of the 16 leagues for the month of July. In recognition of the honor, each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball and Uncle Ray's,
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 6, 2019 - Minor League Baseball today announced the Uncle Ray's Player of the Month Award winners for each of the 16 leagues for the month of July. In recognition of the honor, each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball and Uncle Ray's, the "Official Potato Chip of Minor League Baseball."
Burlington Royals catcher Logan Porter led the Appalachian League in batting average (.382), on-base percentage (.520), slugging percentage (.724) and OPS (1.244). He finished second in total bases (55) and third in doubles (eight). He reached base safely in 12 straight games July 4-20 and recorded 14 extra-base hits. Porter, 24, attended Dixie State University and was signed by Kansas City as a free agent on June 18, 2018.
Former Appalachian League Players Receiving Uncle Ray's Player of the Month Honors:
Rochester Red Wings (Twins) right fielder Jaylin Davis (Elizabethton 2016) led the International League in home runs (11), RBI (27), runs (30), hits (39), total bases (80), slugging percentage (.755) and OPS (1.197). He was third in average (.368) and on-base percentage (.442). He recorded 14 multi-hit games and started the month with a nine-game hitting streak that included seven multi-hit affairs. Davis was traded to the San Francisco Giants on July 31 in exchange for right-hander Sam Dyson. Davis, 25, was selected by Minnesota in the 24th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Appalachian State University.
Staten Island Yankees second baseman Ezequiel Duran (Pulaski 2018) batted .333 and led the New York-Penn League in hits (36), runs (23), total bases (68), home runs (seven), slugging percentage (.630) and OPS (1.022), while finishing second in RBI (20) and triples (two). He recorded 16 extra-base hits and posted 12 multi-hit games, including five straight games from July 13-18. Duran, 20, was signed by New York out of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic, on July 2, 2017.
About Uncle Ray's, LLC Detroit-based Uncle Ray's began in 1965 out of the backseat of a car and has since grown to be a leading producer of potato chips and snacks with an offering of many flavors at a terrific price point. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The H.T. Hackney Co., one of the largest wholesale distributors in the United States, serving over 20,000 retail customers with over 25,000 products including grocery, confections, snacks and beverages.