Our editors have made a unanimous choice for the RN Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May:
Johnny Cueto – Dayton Dragons: The 20 year old RHP had quite a month for the Dragons. He went 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA, threw 2 complete games (one a 5 inning rain-shorted no hitter, followed by a 7 inning one hitter), 2 shutouts. In 33 innings, he allowed only 17 hits and 7 walks, while striking out 34. His WHIP for the month was .67.
The RN Reds Minor League Hitter of the Month for May is:
Noochie Varner, OF, Chattanooga Lookouts: This 25 year old outfielder has returned to the Reds organization (drafted by the Reds in the 10th round of the 2000 draft) in 2006. In May, he hit .404, with 38 hits, including 10 doubles, 6 homers, and a .994 OPS.
An Honorable Mention goes to Paul Janish, SS, Sarasota Reds: Paul was promoted from Dayton to Sarasota in May. While still in Dayton he was putting up .409/.458/.727 numbers (avg/oba/slg) with 3 homers and 5 doubles. Combined for the month in both Sarasota and Dayton, he was .337/.387/.535 with 3 homers and 8 doubles.