The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named Tanner Bushue, Chris Wallace and Jiovanni Mier as the Lexington Legends’ players of the month. The monthly awards are determined by the team’s field staff.
Seven of the eight award winners at higher levels within the Astros system are Legends graduates: Jordan Lyles, Koby Clemens, Arcenio Leon, Wladimir Sutil, Kirk Clark, Jose Altuve and Jonathan Meyer.
Bushue is Lexington’s Pitcher of the Month. The right-hander went 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA over four starts. He worked 26 2/3 innings, holding opponents to a .214 batting average.
Mier, a shortstop, is the Legends’ Defensive Player of the Month. In 22 games, he totaled five errors in 101 chances, turning 13 double plays.
Other winners, by club:
Triple-A Oklahoma City — Lyles, pitcher (1-2 in five starts, 3.76, 19 strikeouts, five walks); Clemens, offense (.284, 5 HR, 5 doubles, 18 RBI, 20 games); catcher Carlos Corporan, defense (17 games, one error in 136 total chances, .993, caught seven base-stealers in 12 attempts).
Double-A Corpus Christi — Leon, pitcher (0-0 in seven relief appearances, 0.00, 11 strikeouts, .211 batting average by opponents); Sutil, offense and defense (.418, 5 doubles, eight runs, seven stolen bases, 15 runs, .480 on-base percentage, 16-game hitting streak; two errors in 100 total chances at shortstop, .980, turning 17 double plays).
Advanced A Lancaster — Clark, pitcher (1-0, 0.93, 8 saves, 0 blown saves, .182 opponent average over nine relief appearances); Altuve, offense (.435, 6 doubles, 4 triples, 12 RBI, 19 runs, 12 stolen bases, .485 on-base percentage); Meyer, defense (three errors in 53 total chances at third base, .943, 33 assists).