KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced their Minor League Award winners for the month of August on Wednesday.
At Triple-A Omaha, left-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo went 5-1 in six August starts, earning Pitcher of the Month honors. Infielder Irving Falu was named Player of the Month after batting .341 in August with 12 extra-base hits and 23 runs scored.
Other award winners for the Royals' affiliates:
Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) -- Outfielder Yem Prades, right-hander Ethan Hollingsworth.
Wilmington (High Class A) -- Infielder Orlando Calixte, right-hander Andy Ferguson.
Kane County (Class A) -- Infielder Justin Trapp, right-hander Cody Fassold.
Idaho Falls (Rookie) -- Infielder Diego Goris, right-hander Cory Hall.
Burlington (Rookie) -- Infielder Mark Threlkeld, right-hander Christian Binford.
Surprise (Rookie) -- Infielder Ramon Torres, right-hander Ashton Goudeau.
Dominican (Rookie) -- Infielder Wander Franco, right-hander Andres Machado.