It’s time for Redleg Nation to announce the first Player of the Month awards for 2008.

Hitter: Brandon Waring, Dayton

Waring, the slugging 3B who was picked in the 7th round of last year’s draft, has picked up right where he left off last season. In April, Waring hit .291, with a .354 OBP and an SLG of .581. Waring bombed 7 HR and drove in 18 runs.

Honorable mentions go to Dayton SS Todd Frazier, Sarasota SS Chris Valaika, and Dayton LF Keltavious Jones.

Pitcher: Daryl Thompson, Chattanooga

Thompson, a 22-year-old right-hander from Maryland capped off a brilliant April by being the unanimous choice among Redleg Nation editors for Minor League Pitcher of the Month. Thompson, an 8th round pick of the Expos in the 2003 draft, compiled a 2-1 record last month with an ERA of 0.57. Even more astounding is Thompson’s sterling K/BB ratio of 36 to 4! Great month for the young guy.

Congratulations to both of our Minor League Players of the Month for April!

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. Im with ya on Thompson. I’d have to give the nod to Valaika over Waring though. Chris has just been so clutch for the SaraReds & is batting near a 100 points points higher with less Ks.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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