It’s time, once again, to announce the Redleg Nation Minor League Players of the Month for June, 2008.

Hitter: Drew T. Anderson, Louisville (AAA)

Anderson, a 27-year-old outfielder from Nebraska had an outstanding June, the best of any Reds minor league hitter. For the month, Anderson hit .349, with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 3 HR, and 23 RBI. His OBP was .403 and his SLG was .560. Great month, Drew!

Honorable Mention: Zach Cozart, Dayton (A) (.309/.353/.606, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 5 HR in 23 games)

Pitcher: Sam Lecure, Chattanooga (AA)

24-year-old Sam Lecure, the pride of Jefferson City, MO, was simply spectacular in June. Lecure compiled a 4-1 record with a 1.73 ERA, 31 K and 10 BB in 36.1 IP. Good stuff.

Congratulations to Anderson and Lecure!

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April 2008 Minor League Players of the Month: Brandon Waring and Daryl Thompson
May 2008 Minor League Players of the Month: Jay Bruce and Robert Manuel

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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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