For the Lexington Legends: Luis Cruz is pitcher of the month; Matt Duffy is offensive player of the month, and catcher Roberto Pena is defensive player of the month.
Cruz, a left-hander, went 4-0 over six starts. He worked 39 innings, striking out 33, walking 10 and compiling a 1.85 ERA while holding opponents to a .235 batting average.
Duffy hit safely in 21 of the 28 games he played, going 37-for-108 (.343). He totaled 11 doubles, four homers, 11 walks, 14 RBI and 18 runs.
Pena, in 32 games behind the plate this season, has committed three errors in 312 total chances (.990).
Award winners with the Astros’ other affiliates (pitcher, offense, defense):
AAA Oklahoma City — LHP Xavier Cedeno; IF Mike Hessman; OF Brad Snyder.
AA Corpus Christi — RHP Ross Seaton (former Legend); IF Jonathan Singleton; IF Andrew Simunic (former Legend).
High-A Lancaster — RHP Tyson Perez; OF George Springer; IF Jonathan Meyer (former Legend).