Through the first twenty games three players have played with consistent excellence.
Here are the three chosen through July 11th.
Saxon Butler, first baseman, Staten Island Yankees - With his sixth home run earlier this week, he took the lead in the league. He's tied for most RBI, 18, with Williamsport Crosscutters Chris Serritella. Their 54 total bases is also tied for league highest. He leads the league by a stretch with a stellar .750 SLG percentage. He's also 4th in doubles (9) and 5th in OBP (.422).
Andrew Aplin, outfielder, Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston Astros) - Aplin 13 stolen bases lead the league and have certainly made a difference to overall team performance (their .386 OBP is second in the league). His .386 batting average is also the league's best.
Juri Perez, right-handed pitcher, Tri-City ValleyCats - His league leading 0.76 ERA is as impressive as the 23 innings under his belt. He's pitched deep into games. On July 3rd he gave his team a solid scoreless seven-inning performance. He allowed just five hits, walking two, and struck out a season-high six batters. Against righties he has a 0.63 ERA. He's not yet notched a win - or a loss.
For the end of July, and with a larger sample, there will be five players selected.