LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Sunday announced the July winners of the Dodgers Pride Awards, organizational honors given monthly to minor league players "who play the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style." The Pride Awards, which were established in 2008, are voted on by players and coaches and awarded to one position player and one pitcher at each minor league level.
Here are the July winners
The Dodgers signed first baseman Brock Peterson on July 1 for depth, and he produced in his first month in the organization, hitting .379/.454/.674 with six home runs and 22 RBI. The pitching pickings were slim, and Matt Magill captured the honors with a 5.25 ERA in 10 relief appearances, with 11 strikeouts and six walks in 12 innings.
First baseman O`Koyea Dickson, the 12th round pick in 2011, hit .326/.398/.554 with nine doubles and four home runs in July, with 16 runs batted in and 18 runs scored in 26 games. Left-hander Jarret Martin, on the 40-man roster, struck out 17 and walked eight in 17⅔ innings with a 3.57 ERA during the month.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Lindsey Caughel, 23rd-round pick in 2011, was 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA in July with 32 strikeouts and 11 walks in 32 innings. Jeremy Rathjen returned from the disabled list to hit .363/.393/.647 with nine doubles, six home runs, 20 RBi and 20 runs scored in 26 games.
Class-A Great Lakes
Jacob Rhame, the Dodgers' sixth-round pick in 2013, was fantastic in July with 27 strikeouts and five walks in 18⅓ innings over 12 appearances. Opposing batters against Rhame in July were 5-for-58 (.086) with a double. The offensive award somehow went to Paul Hoenecke, who hit .226/.282/.398 with three home runs for the month, but also drove in 16 runs.
Emerging catching prospect Julian Leon, 18, hit .370/.433/.641 with 14 extra-base hits and 23 RBI in 24 games during the month. Jose De Leon was 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in five games in July, including four starts, with 35 strikeouts and 10 walks in 26 innings.
Rookie-level Arizona League
In his first full month in professional baseball, Dodgers 2014 second-round pick Alex Verdugo hit .324/.409/.446 with 12 walks and eight strikeouts while patrolling center field. Kevin Guzman, 19, had a 2.16 ERA in five starts with 22 strikeouts and three walks in 25 innings.
Rookie-level Dominican Summer League
Hector Rodriguez, 19, was 4-0 with an 0.87 ERA in six July starts, with 20 strikeouts and six walks in 31 innings. Outfielder Johan Mieses, 19, hit .378/.410/.622 with four home runs and four doubles in 21 games.