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July 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM

June Players of the Month: Kyri Washington and Aaron Wilkerson

Left fielder Kyri Washington (pictured) and right-handed pitcher Aaron Wilkerson are the Player and Pitcher of the Month for May, as voted on by the SoxProspects.com community.

Washington has been one of the breakout performers so far in 2016. The 21-year-old leads the organization with a .553 slugging percentage and he ranks second with 53 runs batted in. Washington was dominant in June, posting a .319/.385/.652 slash line with six doubles, five home runs, and four stolen bases. Following a decent professional debut last summer, the 2015 23rd-round pick entered the season ranked 55th on the SoxProspects.com rankings. His strong season with the Drive has elevated him to #28 in the July rankings.

Wilkerson grabs the Player of the Month title for the second straight month, but he won't get the opportunity to make it a three-peat; The right-hander was dealt today to the Milwaukee Brewers along with Wendell Rijo in exchange for Aaron Hill. Wilkerson posted his second consecutive month with a sub-2.00 ERA, posting a 1.82 mark in 29 2/3 innings. He led the organization with 35 strikeouts in June, while walking only five batters on the month and holding the opposition to a .220 batting average. 

Photo Credit: Kyri Washington by Kelly O'Connor