Former University of Kentucky star AJ Reed, a Houston Astros prospect who was named the California League's top player for the month of May, earned the honor for June, too.
Reed batted .434 in 25 games last month, and he had six home runs and a league-leading 30 RBI. He also led the Class A Advanced league with 24 runs scored, 67 total bases, a .529 on-base percentage and 1.206 OPS.
There have been plenty of highlights for Reed in his first full season of minor league baseball. He has a three-homer game, hit for the cycle and helped turn a triple play.
Reed overcame a slow start to the season -- he batted .208 in April -- to take a dominating lead in the league's batting race. Going into Thursday's games he hitting .339, 19 points better than his closest competitors.
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He also leads the league by a wide margin in home runs (22, up by five); RBI (77, up by 11); walks (57, up by seven); on-base percentage (.439, up by .024); slugging percentage (.619, up by .021) and OPS (1.062, up by .045).