Saturday, July 31, 2010

Perez named VSBB Player of the Month for July

The scribes at the Victoria Seals Baseball Blog (VSBB) are pleased to announce that Wilver Perez has been named the VSBB Player of the Month for July.

Perez was an offensive spark-plug for the Seals in July, hitting .361 with 4 homers and 24 RBIs. However, his most impressive offensive statistic was his stolen base total: 26 in 27 games played. Perez now has 49 steals on the year and he's two stolen bases away from tying the single-season GBL stolen-base record.

Josh Arhart finished second in the voting for Player of the Month. "Artie" hit .384 with 8 homers and 24 RBIs in July and he continued to find a variety of ways to get on base. Arhart is now tied with Brian Rios for the team lead in on-base percentage with a solid .442 mark, good enough for eighth-best in the league.

Jino Gonzalez earned the third spot in voting by leading the Seals pitching staff with four wins in the month. He had a 3.94 ERA in his five starts in July.

After the first three months of the 2010 season, Josh Arhart is in the lead for VSSB Player of the Year honours. The complete year-to-date standings are as follows:
  • Josh Arhart - 5 points
  • Terrence McClain - 4 points
  • Wilver Perez - 4 points
  • Brian Rios - 3 points
  • Brandon Villafuerte - 1 point
  • Jino Gonzalez - 1 point