Two BlueClaws earned Phillies monthly honors for June.
BlueClaws pitcher Ethan Lindow and infielder Luis Garcia earned Phillies Minor League Pitcher & Defender of the Month for June, it was announced this week by the Phillies. Additionally, former BlueClaw Austin Listi was named Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month.
The release below comes from the Phillies Baseball Communications Department.
Lehigh Valley outfielder Austin Listi, Lakewood left-hander Ethan Lindow and Lakewood infielder Luis Garcia have been named Phillies Minor League Hitter, Pitcher and Defender of the Month, respectively, for June.
Listi, 25, batted .327 with three doubles, nine home runs, 22 RBI, 14 walks, 14 runs scored, a .409 on-base percentage and 1.041 OPS in 29 games between double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley. He recorded nine multi-hit games, including four three-hit efforts, and reached base safely in 25 of the 29 games he played. Listi, a right-handed hitter, was selected by the Phillies in the 17th round of the June 2017 draft.
The 20-year-old Lindow went 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 26 strikeouts to just four walks in 20.1 innings over five appearances (three starts) for Lakewood. He held opponents to a .155/.197/.211 slash line, surrendering only 11 total hits, and never more than four in any of his five outings. His WHIP in June was second among South Atlantic League players with at least 20.0 innings pitched and his .155 opponent's batting average was third among pitchers with 75 batters faced. Lindow, a Georgia native, was selected by the Phillies in the fifth round of the June 2017 draft.
Garcia, 18, played in 25 total games for Lakewood in June and recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage in 13 starts at shortstop and 12 at second base. He tallied 79 total chances in his 212.0 errorless innings and turned 14 double plays, including two games in which he turned three. The Dominican Republic native was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in July 2017.
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