Redleg Nation is pleased to announce our Minor League Players of the Month for June:

Hitter:

24 year old catcher Craig Tatum (3rd round – 2004) earned a promotion to AA Chattanooga with his play in June. For Sarasota in June, Craig hit .393/.449/.770 with 2 doubles and 7 home runs. He also scored 13 runs and knocked in 16.

Pitcher:

21 year old RHP Johnny Cueto (out of the Reds Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic) threw 23 2/3 innings at Sarasota, striking out 30 hitters and allowing a .198 batting average. His WHIP at Dayton for the month was .89. After being promoted to Chattanooga, he threw 6 innings, striking out 6, allowing a .227 average and a WHIP of 1.16.

Congratulations to our Players of the Month for June.

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April 2007 Minor League Players of the Month: Chris Valaika, Daryl Thompson, Phil Dumatrait
May 2007 Minor League Players of the Month: Joey Votto and Sean Watson

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I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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