Corpus Christi Hooks third baseman J.D. Davis earned himself a spot on the MiLB official May Players of the Month awards in the Double-A class.
Davis led the Texas League in Home runs (9), runs batted in (25), slugging percentage (.639), extra-base hits (18), total bases (69), and doubles (9). Davis collected 12 straight games from May 13-24.
Davis was a 2014 third-round selection out of Cal State-Fullerton. He is batting .244 (48x197) with 22 runs scored, 13 doubles, nine home runs, 33 RBIs, 16 walks, 53 strikeouts, .301 OBP, and a .447 SLG.
The Astros also selected their internal May minor-league players of the month.
Infielder Danny Worth and right-hand pitcher Brady Rodgers were selected for Triple-A. Worth lead all of the minor league baseball in on-base percentage (.505) and all Triple-A hitters in OPS (1.130) in May. Worth ranked tied for first in walks (22) and second in batting average (.375, 30x80), while adding eight doubles, four homers, and 18 RBI in 24 games.
Rodgers went 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA (10ER/33.1IP), 36 strikeouts and six walks in five starts in May, including his first complete game shutout aginst Reno.
Infielder Alex Bregman and right-handed pitcher Aaron West were selected for Double-A. Bregman hit .309 (29x94) with nine doubles, seven homers, 21 RBI and a 1.042 OPS (.414 OBP/.628 SLG) in 25 games. West allowed three runs in 18 1/3innings (1.47 ERA) in nine May outings. He struck out 17 batters and walked just three during the month, recording three saves in four total chances.
Catcher Garrett Stubbs and right-handed Josh James were selected for Single-A Advanced. Stubbs hit .316 (25x79) with three doubles, five homers, 19 RBI and a .953 OPS (.409 OBP/.544 SLG) in 21 games in May. Stubbs has posted a California League-best 66.7 caught-stealing percentage (12-for-18). James pitched to a 1.90 ERA (5ER/23.2IP) in five May outings (four starts), striking out 28 with seven walks and a .198 opponent batting average.
Outfielder Kyler Tucker and left-handed pitcher Zac Person were selected for Single-A Quad Cities. Tucker hit .316 (31x98) with seven doubles, three triples, 20 RBI, 16 steals and a .384 on-base percentage in 26 games. Person posted a 0.54 ERA (1ER/16.2IP) with 20 strikeouts and a .175 opponent batting average in eight games during the month