FIU sophomore first baseman/pitcher Gunnar McNeill was named Valley League MVP after leading the summer league in batting average, hits, RBI and slugging percentage. McNeill hit .402 with six home runs and 50 RBI during the summer. McNeill also had 68 hits and a .604 slugging percentage.
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Former FIU first baseman Rudy Flores was named the Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Month for July. Flores (photo below) is having a terrific season with the Visalia Rawhide -- the Diamondbacks' Advanced Class A affiliate.
Flores hit .381 with 10 home runs and 25 RBI in 28 games last month to earn the honor. For the season Flores is hitting .300 with 23 home runs and 77 RBI. In addition to his overall Diamondbacks organization award in July, Flores won the Visalia Rawhide's Player of the Month award for June.
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