Pointstreak, the official statistician of the Can-Am League, has announced that Quebec Capitales INF Maxx Tissenbaum has been named the league’s Rawlings Player of the Month for the month of July.
Tissenbaum enjoyed a memorable month, which included two Pointstreak Player of the Week nods (the weeks ending July 16 and 30) and a spot on the Can-Am League All-Star Team for the July 25 Can-Am League/American Association All-Star Game in Ottawa. Tissenbaum was 36-for-91 (.396) this month, collecting five doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI.
Thirteen of his 25 games played over the course of the month were multi-hit games.
This season is his second with the Capitales. He hit .326 in 75 games in 2016, amassing nine doubles, seven home runs and 47 RBI.
Tissenbaum, an 11th-round pick of the San Diego Padres in 2012, has played with the Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, and Miami Marlins systems in affiliated baseball. He has played as high as the Class A Advanced level, appearing with Tampa Bay’s affiliate Charlotte (FL) Stone Crabs in 2014 and 2015.
Prior to his professional career, Tissenbaum played college baseball at Stony Brook University, and helped the Seawolves to an improbable run to the College World Series in 2012.
Tissenbaum and Stony Brook knocked off perennial power LSU in Baton Rouge in a Super Regional en route to the College World Series.