Honored again by TD's own Seth Stohs as the June hitter of the month.
The June Minnesota Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month is...
Rochester Red Wings 1B Chris Colabello
(34-94) .362/.451/.660 (1.111) with four doubles, no triples, eight home runs and 26 RBI.
I am certain I sound like a broken record, but the Chris Colabello story should be talked about more, and he should be getting even more attention. He debuted with the Twins in May and still was the choice for minor league hitter of that month. This month, he spent the entire time with the Red Wings and still was incredible. He hits for average, takes walks and hits for power. He is the force in the middle of the Red Wings lineup that has helped them get back over .500 again. Overall, in 77 games with the Red Wings this year, he has hit .358/.436/.653 with 22 doubles, 21 homers and 67 RBI. He was recently named to the International League All-Star team, and frankly, he’s been one of the best handful of players at any level of minor league baseball.