Congratulations to the Redleg Nation Reds Minor League Players of the Month for April!
Dontrelle Willis – Louisville Bats
He went 2-0 in the month in 4 starts for the Bats. In 24 innings, he allowed 4 runs on 3 hits while allowing 20 hits with 7 walks and 19 strikeouts. His ERA for the month was 1.17 and he had a WHIP of 1.13, while allowing a batting average against of .227.
Willis received 57% of the vote; the second place finisher, Josh Smith (Dayton), came in second and drew 23% of the vote.
Dave Sappelt – Louisville Bats
In 23 games, he went .341/.417/.588/1.005, he had 7 doubles, a triple, and 4 home runs, while scoring 12 runs and driving in 11. He walked 10 times, while striking out 13. He was 2-5 in stolen base attempts.
Sappelt received 44% of the vote; the second place finisher, Cody Puckett (Carolina) came in second and also drew 23% of the vote.