The editors here at Redleg Nation have cast their votes and agree that Adam Rosales and Matt Maloney were April’s minor league players of the month.

Hitter of the Month: Rosales hit .431/.479/.754 in 65 at-bats in Triple A Louisville in April.  He had 12 extra-base hits with 7 doubles, 1 triple, and 4 homeruns.  He scored 18 runs while driving in 15 rbis.  The great start by Adam forced the Reds to call him up to Cincinnati when Edwin Encarnacion suffered an injury.

Pitcher of the Month: Maloney went 2-0 in Louisville with a 1.86 ERA in 3 Triple A starts.  In 19.1 innings pitched, Maloney allowed 18 hits and did not walk a batter.  Matt struck out 15 and pitched 1 complete game.

Congratulations to both Adam and Matt.

5 Responses

  1. brublejr

    No way to argue either of those guys, they certainly earned it.

  2. Jason

    Reds fans should be IRATE if EE plays after Rosales continues to tear it up at the plate, make routine plays in the field (EE unable), and hustle…. Baker: How about showing some loyalty to winning instead of loyalty to struggling players who refuse to adapt!!! Also, how about letting Nix continue to start and letting Dickerson sort himself out in Triple A…isn’t that how we use to do it–and actually try to win some games?!?!?!

  3. Glenn

    Well, if Rosales continues to hit against ML pitching, I don’t see how Dusty can afford to take him out of the lineup.

    Secondly, it sure would be nice if Maloney can pull everything together and be effective with the big club during the dog days when half the pitching staff is bone tire.

  4. earl

    I’ve not heard about this Matt Maloney pitcher, but it is good to see that the Reds have some depth at starting pitcher, especially a lefty.

    Looking up the Louisville Bats site, it looks like Bill Bray is pitching well in Louisville.

    Would the Reds have to release Mike Lincoln or could he be sent to the minors if he continues to struggle?

  5. steve bain

    question: is matt maloney related to the former reds great pitcher of the 60’s, jim maloney?…anyone with a answer to this question can email me at scbain@hotmail.com