Originally written on Fox Sports San Diego  |  Last updated 7/3/13
MadFriars June Player of the Month Every month, MadFriars looks at the best performers across the Padres minor league system. Each full-season affiliate had a winning record in June with Lake Elsinore leading the way at 16-11. Several high-profile players broke out during the month, giving plenty of reason for optimism for the future. Note that while short-season rookie leagues started in June, most players there still had fewer than 10 games played. We will wait until there is a full month of information and review them in July. Tucson Padres Dean Anna, the MadFriars player of the month in May, continued to rip the ball at the plate, posting a triple-slash line of .369.466.523. He ranks among the Pacific Coast Leagues top five in a variety of offensive categories. But it was first baseman and aspiring catcher Cody Decker who paced Tucson at the plate, mashing a system-high seven homers and a team-best 1.052 OPS. The 2009 draftee has rebounded from a dreadful start to the year and...
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