JAKE CAVE HONORED AS JULY INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The International League announced today that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre outfielder Jake Cave has been named the League's Player of the Month for July. Along with winners from other leagues, Cave will be presented with an award from Minor League Baseball in recognition of his performance last month.
Jake Cave hit safely in 24 of the 26 games in which he played in July, and for the month he led the International League with a .390 batting average, 41 hits, 25 runs scored, and 70 total bases. He was also among the circuit’s top five in home runs, RBI, extra-base hits, on-base percentage and slugging. Cave is batting .426 since the All-Star break and closed July with a 15-game hitting streak. He earned IL Batter of the Week honors for the period from July 17-23, and was a major part of SWB’s League-best record of eleven games over .500 for the month. Since being promoted from Double-A in mid-June, Cave is now hitting .370 overall in 40 games for the RailRiders. He is the franchise’s first IL Player of the Month since Aaron Judge was so honored in June of 2016.
The 24-year-old is in his seventh season in the Yankees organization since being selected in the 6th round of the 2011 draft out of high school. He has seen time in Triple-A each year since 2015 but has yet to make his Major League debut. Cave is a native of Hampton, Virginia.