The Grand Prairie AirHogs proudly announce that 3B Cesar Nicolas has been named the American Association Batter of the Month for July.
The 6 foot 4 inch, 230 pound, Miami, Fla., native held a .410 batting average for the month, knocking in 38 RBI, with 43 hits and four homeruns. Nicolas also held a hefty .638 slugging percentage and .462 on-base-percentage.
Named to the 2009 South Division All-Star Squad, Cesar was also crowned the Home Run Derby Champion after beating out Pensacola’s Chase Burch prior to the July 21st American Association All-Star Game.
Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004, Nicolas played in the D-backs farm system for four seasons prior to joining the AirHogs. In 2008 with the Double-A Mobile BayBears, he appeared in 96 games, and batted .260 with 77 hits and 23 doubles. Nicolas’ collegiate career was played out at Vanderbilt University.