On Friday, the Cubs named Mark Zagunis the organization's minor league player of the month for June and tabbed Carlos Pimentel as the pitcher of the month.
Mark Zagunis doesn't get a lot of pub in the Cubs system, overshadowed by top prospects like Kyle Schwarber and Carl Edwards Jr.
But Zagunis is a nice under-the-radar player for the Cubs, putting up very good numbers since being selected in the third round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
Zagunis, 22, entered play Friday with a career .303/.436/.446 slash line in 126 minor-league games with 31 doubles, seven homers, 25 steals and a stellar 94:84 walk:strikeout ratio.
He initially saw some time at catcher (19 games in 2014), but has primarily played outfield this season, notching at least seven games at each of the three outfield spots.
In June, Zagunis hit .326/.448/.537 with Advanced Class-A Myrtle Beach, leading the Carolina League in runs, tied for first in homers and finished Top 5 in total bases, OPS, OBP, hits, walks, slugging, RBI and extra-base hits.
Pimentel, a 25-year-old righty from the Dominican Republic, went 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA in five starts in June for Triple-A Iowa. He struck out 22 batters in 28.1 innings and allowed just three earned runs.
On the season, Pimentel is 6-4 with a 3.01 ERA, 1.286 WHIP and 8.4 K/9 with Iowa. He has a career 4.06 ERA and 1.374 WHIP over nine seasons in the minor leagues.