The Dodgers on Monday announced the winners of their Dodger Pride Awards, given monthly to a hitter and pitcher at each minor league level "who play the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style." The awards were created by general manager Ned Colletti in 2008 and are voted on by players and coaching staffs at each level.
Here are the June winners of the Dodger Pride Awards:
Red Patterson was 2-1 in eight appearances in June, including four starts, and had 21 strikeouts and six walks in 25⅓ innings. Patterson, the Dodgers' 29th-round pick in 2010, was sixth in the Pacific Coast League in June with a 2.13 ERA. Chili Buss hit .289/.360/.557 with nine doubles, four triples, three home runs and 25 RBI in 28 games in June. The 2008 eight-round pick, named a Pacific Coast League All-Star this season, also stole seven bases without getting caught during the month.
Ross Stripling put up a 2.29 ERA in six June starts with 29 strikeouts against just four walks in 35⅓ innings. The 2012 fifth-round pick, named to the Southern League All-Star team, led the league with four wins during the month. First baseman and designated hitter J.T. Wise hit .351/.422/.614 with six doubles and three home runs in 20 games in June. The 2009 fifth-round pick helped fill the offensive void left by Yasiel Puig's ascension to the majors.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Jon Michael Redding was 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 16⅔ innings for the Quakes. The 2008 fifth-round pick allowed just one run in 12⅔ innings over his final two starts of the month. Scott Schebler hit .341/.385/.647 with six home runs and eight doubles in June. The 2010 26th-round pick scored 18 runs and drove in 17 in 22 games during the month and on the season leads the California League with 46 extra-base hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
Scott Griggs was 2-0 and did not allow a run in nine appearances for the Loons. The former UCLA closer, picked in the eighth round of the 2012 draft, walked 10 and allowed six hits while striking out 25 in 16⅔ innings in June. Leo Rodriguez hit .341/.408/.364 during the month. The 21-year-old infielder, signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2009, scored 16 runs in 24 games during the month.
Advanced rookie level Ogden
Jonathan Martinez allowed one run in 12 innings in his two starts for the Raptors, and the 19-year-old signed out of Venezuela in 2011 led the Pioneer League with a 0.75 ERA in June. Geison Nunez hit .364/.382/.667 in eight June games, and the 22-year-old signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2012 hit three home runs and a triple while driving in seven runs.
Rookie level Arizona
Robert Rogers is the lone 2013 Dodgers draftee to win a Pride Award in June, with a 1.50 ERA and three saves in his first four professional games. Rogers, drafted in the 32nd round by the Dodgers, struck out four with no walks. Justin Chigbogu had a nine-game hitting streak that encompassed all of June, during which the 18-year-old first baseman taken in the fourth round in 2012 hit .342 (13-for-38) with five home runs.
Rookie level Dominican
Welington Serrano was 2-1 with a 1.17 ERA, and the 18-year-old signed in 2012 had 15 strikeouts and eight walks in five June starts. Jose Javier hit .286/.363/.408 in 21 games, and the 20-year-old signed in 2011 hit .350 with runners in scoring position, and played mostly second base and third base.