Los Angeles Angels Minor League Player of the Month : Eric Aguilera
Eric Aguilera, First Baseman, Class-A Burlington
After spending the first week of May on the Disabled List, Eric Aguilera went on a tear at the plate over the month of May. That tear included a .340 batting average (33-for-97), including a .383 on base percentage. Aguilera attained a .567 slugging percentage, helped by five doubles, a triple, and five home runs over the month.
Aguilera reached base in all but three of the 24 games he appeared in during May, hitting in 19 of those 24. Aguilera also had ten multi-hit games, including a three hit game and a four hit game.
Los Angeles Angels Minor League Pitcher of the Month : Michael Roth
Michael Roth, Left-Handed Pitcher, Double-A Arkansas
Talk about proving people wrong. Michael Roth was outrighted from the Angels 40-Man Roster on May 1st, and then went in to an entire new mode of his pitching. Roth put together numbers like a 0.98 earned run average and .219 against average over the month of May. This included a four wins, no losses record over five starts.
Roth did not allow more two runs in any of his starts in May, and never pitched less than five and two/third innings. Roth pitched in to the ninth inning in his final two starts of May, but couldn't put together a complete game in either. Roth seemed to get better and better with time, and only allowed 37 base runners over 36 and two/third innings of work, helping him attain a 1.01 WHIP for the month.