Friday, May 01, 2009

Let's hear it: top Rays' minor-leaguer for April?

Who do you think should win Tampa Bay's monthly awards for April? The Rays name a pitcher and a position player.

I want to see some voting -- and some explainin'. Obviously, you don't have to go just off the list below.

DUR Reid Brignac, .282, 7 RBIs, 9 runs, 7 2Bs
MGM Rhyne Hughes .272, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs, 16 runs, 1.039 OPS
DUR John Jaso .291, 7 RBIs, 8 runs, .852 OPS
MGM Desmond Jennings .349, 17 runs, 16 RBIs, .994 OPS
PCH Greg Sexton .319, 15 RBIs, 11 runs
DUR Jon Weber .275, 10 runs, 8 RBIs, 13 walks

BWG Jamie Bagley 2 hits, 1 unearned run allowed in 12.1 innings, 4 saves
DUR Wade Davis 2-0, 2.95 in 4 starts, 14-11 Ks-walks in 18.1 innings
PCH Darin Downs 4-0, 1.75 ERA in 4 starts, 1 complete game, 19-2 Ks-walks
PCH Matt Gorgen 9 shutout innings, 3 saves in 5 appearances
MGM Jeremy Hellickson 2-1, 1.93 in 5 starts, 33-8 Ks-walks
MGM Eduardo Morlan 1-1, 2.03 ERA in 8 games, 13-inning scoreless streak
DUR Dale Thayer 11.1 shutout innings over 9 appearances, 7 hits

Ballot box closes either when I get to Riverwalk Stadium on Tuesday or the Rays name actual winners, whichever comes first. At that point, I'll share my votes.


gettinjacked said...

Position Player: Hughes or Jennings, tossup? Jennings has only been caught stealing 1 time and Hughes has hit 9 HR's and leading the league.

Pitcher: Hellickson or Wade. I'd give it to Hellickson b/c that K/BB rate is impressive.

Bubba-36109 said...

Position Player: Desmond Jennings
The numbers speak for themselfs...

Pitcher: Jeremy Hellickson
Strikeout to walk

Chris said...

I'll go with Jon Weber. He makes a huge difference when he's in the lineup for the Bulls.

rays3fan said...

Position Player: Desmond Jennings.
Hit .349 and scoring runs for a team that struggles to score runs...stole 6 bases with 1 CS. Has hit 3 HRs which is more than everyone on that list, but Hughes. Hitting very well, while playing a very good CF/RF.

Pitcher: Darin Downs.
He is 4-0 with the Lowest ERA for a team that can struggle to score runs. Has the best K/BB ratio. Three out of four games he didn't walk a single batter.