Wyatt Mathisen Named Diamondbacks Player of the Month

By Reno Aces | July 7, 2019 4:00 PM

PHOENIX -The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named Triple-A Reno INF Wyatt Mathisen (@wmathisen_4) and Single-A Kane County RHP Levi Kelly (@Levikelly12) the organization's Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for June.

Mathisen, 25, hit .348 (31-for-89)/.459 OBP/.775 SLG with 5 doubles, 11 home runs, 28 RBI, 25 runs scored and 15 walks in 25 games in June for the Aces, leading the Pacific Coast League in home runs and tied for third in all of Minor League Baseball. He also ranked among the PCL leaders last month in total bases (3rd, 69), slugging pct. (4th), OPS (4th, 1.234), hit-by-pitches (T-4th, 5), RBI (5th) and runs (T-7th). Mathisen's month was highlighted by 4 consecutive multi-hit games from June 12-15 (.714; 10-for-14), and his longest since an 8-game streak from May 7-17, 2015 with Single-A Adv. Bradenton. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mathisen was signed by the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 11, 2018.

Kelly, 20, went 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA (5 ER in 25.1 IP), .136 opponent average, 0.71 WHIP and 31 strikeouts in 5 starts for the Cougars in June. He ranked among the Midwest League leaders in hits allowed (2nd, 12) [min. 25.0 IP], WHIP (2nd), opponent average (2nd), wins (T-2nd), strikeouts (5th) and ERA (6th). Kelly ended the month with a career-high 10 strikeout performance @ Cedar Rapids (0 ER in 6.0 IP). A native of St. Albans, W.Va., he was selected by Arizona in the 8th round of the 2018 draft out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

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:

JUNE

OVERALL

RENO

JACKSON

VISALIA

KANE COUNTY

PLAYER

Wyatt Mathisen

Wyatt Mathisen

Jamie Westbrook

L.T. Tolbert

Eduardo Diaz

PITCHER

Levi Kelly

Taylor Widener

Kevin McCanna

Josh Green

Levi Kelly

 

JUNE

HILLSBORO

MISSOULA

AZL D-BACKS

DSL 1

DSL 2

PLAYER

Kristian Robinson

Liover Peguero

Wilderd Patino

Endy Estrada

Carlos Goris

PITCHER

Justin Garcia

Liu Fuenmayor

Eduardo Herrera

Hamilton Andujar

Justin Martinez

 

Heading into the All-Star break, Reno will return to Greater Nevada Field on July 15th to play the El Paso Chihuahuas. For tickets and information visit renoaces.com or call (775) 334-7000. Follow the team during the season on Twitter (@Aces), Instagram (renoaces) or like the team on Facebook for updates.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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