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Duran, Parkinson, Brito And Williams Earn Organizational Honors For The Month Of June

Lakewood catcher Rodolfo Duran, Lakewood left-hander David Parkinson, Lakewood second baseman Daniel Brito and Clearwater infielder/outfielder Luke Williams have been selected as the Phillies Minor League Hitter, Pitcher and Co-Defenders of the Month, respectively, for June.

 

Lakewood catcher Rodolfo Duran, Lakewood left-hander David Parkinson, Lakewood second baseman Daniel Brito and Clearwater infielder/outfielder Luke Williams have been selected as the Phillies Minor League Hitter, Pitcher and Co-Defenders of the Month, respectively, for June.

 

Duran, 20, batted .397 (27-68) with six doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 15 RBI, 12 runs scored, 10 walks and a 1.298 OPS in 20 games. He homered in three consecutive games from June 27-29 and was named South Atlantic League Player of the Week for June 25-July 1. A native of the Dominican Republic, Duran ranked among the leaders in Minor League Baseball (full-season leagues only) during June in the following offensive categories: third in OPS and slugging percentage (.824), fifth in batting average and seventh in on-base percentage (.474). The catcher was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on Nov. 5, 2014.

 

The 22-year-old Parkinson went 2-0 with a 0.38 ERA (1 ER, 24.0 IP), 35 strikeouts to five walks and held opponents to a .153 batting average in four starts. He struck out a career-high 11 batters over 7.0 scoreless innings on June 17 vs Hickory and was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for June 11-17. He entered play today with the fourth-lowest ERA (1.41) among qualifying full-season league pitchers in Minor League Baseball. Additionally, among qualifying South Atlantic League starters, he owns the second-highest SO/9.0 IP ratio (10.80) in 2018. Parkinson was selected by the Phillies in the 12th round of the June 2017 draft.

 

Brito, 20, did not commit an error in his first 20 games at second base last month. He currently leads all South Atlantic League second basemen in fielding percentage (.988), total chances (337), putouts (140) and double plays turned (53). The Venezuela native was originally signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on July 17, 2014.

 

Williams appeared in 23 games defensively without committing an error, making starts at first base, third base, left field and center field. The 21-year-old has primarily played third base this season, posting a .976 fielding percentage in 40 games (all starts) at that corner position. A native of Illinois, he was selected by the Phillies in the third round of the June 2015 draft.

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