We’re running a little late this month, but we want to announce the Redleg Nation Minor League Players of the Month for July, 2008.
Hitter: Chris Dickerson, Louisville Bats (AAA)
Chris was RN’s unanimous choice for Minor League hitter of the month. He’s a 26 year old 16th round draft pick from the ’03 draft and he had an incredible July, possibly the best of his minor league career. In 24 games, he hit .326/.422/.717/1.139. He scored 21 runs while knocking in 20. He had 6 doubles, 3 triples, and 8 homers during the course of the month.
Pitcher: Matt Klinker, Sarasota Reds (A+)
Matt was the Reds 15th round pick in ’07. The 23 year old right hander had an suburb month, making 6 starts at two levels and going 4-0 for the month. He threw 40 2/3 innings, allowing 33 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 5 walks, and 28 strikeouts. His ERA for the month was 1.11 and his WHIP was .93. Matt also won the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week Award for the week of July 21st.
Honorable Mention: Scott Carroll, Sarasota (2-2 6 GS 37.2 IP 37 H 11 R 9 ER 8 BB 33 K 2.15 ERA 1.19 WHIP
April 2008 Minor League Players of the Month: Brandon Waring & Daryl Thompson
May 2008 Minor League Players of the Month: Jay Bruce & Robert Manuel
June 2008 Minor League Players of the Month: Drew T. Anderson and Sam Lecure