Baerga, Seipel Named D-Braves Players of the Month

September 4, 2018 - Appalachian League (ApL) - Danville Braves News Release

DANVILLE, Va. - The Atlanta Braves announced their organizational players and pitchers of the month for August on Tuesday, with outfielder Carlos Baerga Jr. and pitcher Zach Seipel earning the honors for rookie-level Danville.

Baerga Jr., 23, was named the D-Braves Player of the Month. The outfielder managed five multi-hit games and a .282 average with seven RBIs and eight runs scored in the month of August. The left-handed hitter earned a .666 OPS, adding a .342 on-base percentage. The son of MLB veteran Carlos Baerga, finished his first season in Danville with a .235 average, a home run and 13 RBIs and eight doubles through 45 games.

Seipel, 21, was touted as Danville's Pitcher of the Month. In seven appearances out of the D-Braves bullpen, the right hander owned a 2-0 record with a 2.92 ERA in 12.1 innings of work. The product of Eagen, Minnesota, sent down 12 opposing hitters with an opponent's batting average of .222. The 27th-round pick of the 2018 draft produced a 3-0 record with a 2.63 ERA in 24 innings of work, 30 strikeouts and three saves in his first year of professional baseball.

Two former D-Braves from the 2018 squad, AJ Graffanino and CJ Alexander, earned organizational honors as well.

Other Atlanta Braves Players of the Month for August:

Gwinnett Stripers - Pitcher: Touki Toussaint | Player: Rio Ruiz

Mississippi Braves - Pitcher: Kyle Muller | Player: Travis Demeritte

Florida Fire Frogs - Pitcher: Walter Borkovich/Jeremy Walker | Player: CJ Alexander

Rome Braves - Pitcher: Alan Rangel | Player: AJ Graffanino

GCL Braves - Pitcher: Albinson Volquez | Player: Braulio Vasquez

DSL Braves - Pitcher: Eudi Asencio | Player: Deivi Estrada

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