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Dugan, Mecias Win May Honors as Phillies Minor League Players of the Month


Outfielder Kelly Dugan of the Clearwater Threshers is the Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for May. Pitching honors for the month go to left-hander Yoel Mecias of the Lakewood BlueClaws.

Dugan, 22, batted .314 in May with 33 hits in 26 games, reaching base safely in 23 of those contests. Selected in the second round of the 2009 draft, he leads the powerhouse Threshers offense in on-base percentage (.393) and slugging percentage (.570).

Clearwater went 17-11 during May, and were winners of three straight to end the month. Dugan homered in each of the three wins, going 6-for-11 at the plate, scoring five runs and knocking in seven with three walks.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Dugan is the son of Hollywood actor and director, Dennis Dugan.

Mecias, signed in 2010 as an amateur free agent, went 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA in six starts for Lakewood. Born in Santa Teresa del Tuy, Venezuela, Mecias struck out 37 batters in 30.0 innings of work, averaging 11.1 SO/9.0 IP for the month.

The 6-foot-2 lefty allowed one earned run or less in all six of his starts, lowering his ERA from 7.53 at the start of the month, to 3.45 entering June.

In only his second season of professional baseball, Mecias has a career ERA of 2.83 in 86.0 innings of work between the rookie-level Gulf Coast Phillies and Lakewood.

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