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Carlos Munoz is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for July

Carlos Munoz is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for July
John Dreker

When figuring out the Pitcher of the Month earlier today, there was a legitimate debate between three well-deserving players. For the Player of the Month, Bristol first baseman Carlos Munoz left little doubt that he was the winner. He put up a 1.194 OPS in 25 games, with 13 doubles and seven homers. He drove in 23 runs and scored 21 times, while posting a 12:9 BB/SO ratio. Basically, he had a special month.

Munoz had 13 multi-hit games, which is more than half the games he played. In seven of those contests, he had at least three hits. Munoz had an extra-base hit in 14 games, which was highlighted by the three homers he hit on July 25th. There were just two games all month that he didn't reach base and one of them was a seven inning contest in which he only batted three times.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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