The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have two more award-winning players on their roster. The Texas Rangers announced Monday that Ariel Jurado has been named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month, and outfielder Jose Cardona has been named Defender of the Month for May.
From the RidersBaseball.com release:
Jurado went unbeaten in May, posting a 5-0 record and 1.86 ERA in six starts. The 21-year-old Panamanian held Texas League hitters to a .203 average in his 38 2/3 innings. All six of his starts were quality starts, including four scoreless outings.
Entering play Monday, Jurado’s seven wins rank tied for first place in the Texas League. His 78 2/3 innings are tied for third-most, and his ratio of 2.06 walks per nine innings qualifies as fifth-best among starters.
Cardona played in 26 games in the outfield for the Riders, playing errorless baseball the entire month (75 total chances). Entering Monday, Cardona has been error-free in 46 consecutive ballgames for the Riders, splitting time in all three outfield positions. Overall, he holds a .986 fielding percentage and has five outfield assists.
To top this off, Brady Feigl was announced as the organization’s Reliever of the Month. Feigl allowed one earned run in 12 1/3 innings with the Wood Ducks (0.73 ERA), yielding six hits before earning a promotion to Frisco on May 31. The southpaw has made five appearances with the Riders since his call-up.
Previously, Collin Wiles and Yohander Mendez were awarded. These two won Texas League Co-Pitchers of the Week. Mendez tossed a complete game shutout, with Collin Wiles tossing his own complete game shutout immediately after, in a double-header action-packed day. Also, several RoughRiders players have been named as Mid-Season All-Stars for the Texas League.
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