The Dodger Pride Awards were created in 2008 by Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club’s minor league system who play the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style. The players and staff on each respective club vote for the awards.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes
Pitcher – RHP JOSH WALL went 1-0 with five saves, which tied for second in the Pacific Coast League, and a 1.74 ERA (2 ER/10.1 IP) in 10 April relief appearances. The 25-year-old limited opposing hitters to a .114 batting average (4-for-35) in the month and had a run of 10 consecutive scoreless appearances from April 8-May 1 (11.0 IP). The Louisiana native was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster this past offseason and tossed 3.0 scoreless innings in three appearances in his first big league Spring Training.
Player – IF ALEX CASTELLANOS ranked among the April Pacific Coast League leaders in batting average (.366, 9th), extra-base hits (15, T-2nd), triples (4, T-2nd), home runs (4, T-8th), on-base percentage (.477, T-2nd) and slugging percentage (.746, 1st) in 18 games. Castellanos was honored as the league’s Player of the Week for the period of April 16-22, batting .440 (11-for-25) with nine runs scored, a double, two triples, four homers and nine RBI in six games, and by Baseball America as a Triple-A classification All-Star for the month of April. The 25-year-old was acquired from St. Louis last season in exchange for Rafael Furcal and was selected as a 2011 Topps Double-A All-Star after batting .320 with 23 home runs and 84 RBI in 125 combined games.
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