RC Players of the Month: May

Greg Billo: May Pitcher of the Month

The beginning of June finds three Royals affiliates at or near the top of the standings, with the fourth playing much better of late. Today, RC takes a look at some of the players most responsible for the organization's solid May and names the latest Hitter and Pitcher of the Month.

May Hitter of the Month
 
G
AVG
OBP
SLG
HR
2B
3B
RBI
Clint Robinson (OMA)
27
.366
.467
.584
5
7
0
20


Clint Robinson certainly seems intent on picking up where he left off in 2010, when he won the Texas League Triple Crown with the Double-A NW Arkansas Naturals. After a solid April for the Storm Chasers, the 26-year-old first baseman exploded in May, hitting .366/.467/.584 with five home runs and 20 RBIs. Robinson had 12 multi-hit games during the month, and he now ranks among the Pacific Coast League's Top 10 in home runs (12), on-base percentage (.443), and slugging percentage (.621). On the season, the Troy alum is hitting a robust .352 with 25 extra base hits in 182 at bats.

Honorable Mentions
 
G
AVG
OBP
SLG
HR
2B
3B
RBI
Irving Falu (OMA)
21
.361
.436
.458
0
2
3
10
Mike Moustakas (OMA)
27
.321
.382
.560
5
11
0
23
Lance Zawadzki (OMA)
21
.296
.359
.535
3
6
1
19
Lorenzo Cain (OMA)
28
.321
.382
.518
2
12
2
18
David Lough (OMA)
22
.333
.381
.483
1
8
1
14
Anthony Seratelli (NWA)
24
.325
.462
.410
2
1
0
10
Jose Bonilla (WIL)
15
.321
.373
.358
0
2
0
7
Carlo Testa (WIL)
24
.307
.371
.466
0
10
2
13
Geulin Beltre (KCC)
23
.326
.362
.483
2
6
1
11





May Pitcher of the Month
 
W
L
ERA
SV
IP
H
BB
SO
Greg Billo (KCC)
3
1
0.91
0
29.2
20
5
29


There was fierce competition with several pitchers turning in excellent months, but nobody in the system was better in May than Kane County's Greg Billo. The 20-year-old right-hander was sensational, posting a 3-1 record with a microscopic 0.91 ERA. In 29.2 innings, Billo fanned 29 batters and walked just five while holding Midwest League opponents to a .192 batting average. In his first exposure to full season ball, the 2008 28th-rounder now ranks fifth in all of minor league baseball with a 1.42 ERA, and his performance last month was one of the biggest reasons for Kane County's recent surge.

Honorable Mentions
 
W
L
ERA
SV
IP
H
BB
SO
Patrick Keating (NWA)
1
1
2.25
3
12.0
10
2
16
Kelvin Herrera (NWA)
2
0
1.26
2
14.1
7
1
19
Buddy Baumann (NWA)
1
1
2.52
0
25.0
18
13
25
Michael Mariot (WIL)
2
0
1.65
1
16.1
11
5
9
Jake Odorizzi (WIL)
3
0
2.36
0
26.2
23
8
36
Leonel Santiago (KCC)
2
3
2.52
0
39.1
31
7
27
Leondy Perez (KCC)
1
2
1.64
0
38.1
37
8
35


RoyalCurve.com Recommended Stories