Better late than never, right?  All of the editors here at Redleg Nation cast their votes at the start of the month and it completely slipped my mind to actually post the winners here.

Hitter of the Month

In August, Juan Francisco hit .364/.371/.667 in 16 games at Triple – A Louisville.  He also hit 5 homeruns and drove in 18 rbis.  Since MiLB.com erases a player’s stats when he moves from level to level, I am not sure what he put up in Double – A before arriving in Louisville.  Nonetheless, his stats in his 16 Triple – A games were enough to give Francisco our praise for the month.

Pitcher of the Month

He may have only gone .500  for the month with a 2-2 record, but Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker was brilliant in other stats.  In 5 starts, Matt threw 29 innings in August, posting an earned run average of 2.48 for the month.  He struck out 30 while allowing 22 hits and walking 13.  Opponents hit .204 off of Matt for the month.  I have a feeling that if and when Matt makes it to the show, he will have a huge Redleg Nation following at the game when he makes his debut in Cincinnati.

April Players of the Month – Adam Rosales and Matt Maloney

May Players of the Month – Chris Heisey and Travis Wood

June Players of the Month – Danny Dorn and Homer Bailey

July Players of the Month – Kevin Barker and Ben Jukich

4 Responses

  1. GregD

    I don’t know why milb.com does that. Minorleaguesplits has his Carolina data, but I don’t see a way to look at players by organization or affiliate.

    In 52 at-bats for Carolina in August, he hit .404/.436/.712.

    Between the two levels, he combined for 381/400/686

  2. pinson343

    Congratulations, Matt. When you pitch your GABP debut for the Reds, I’ll fly in from New York to join other members of Redleg Nation and see it.

  3. matt klinker

    Thank you for the honor of Pitcher of the Month. Hopefully I can pick up in 2010 right where I left off this year.

  4. Dan

    Congrats, Matt! Pretty cool to hear from you now and then through the year.

    VERY impressed w/ the numbers you’ve put up, by the way. More K’s than hits allowed is always a good sign in my book.

    How is it you seemed to get better as you faced stiffer competition in AA and AAA?