The first month of the season is in the books and the improvement in the farm system is already evident. Let's look at some interesting early numbers.
1st place in their division by .5 games
As a team, the RedHawks are hitting .285/.356/.429 with a team ERA of 3.42.
Hitter of the Month: Scott Moore
Scott is hitting .397/.519/.714 with 12 doubles, two home runs, 15 runs scored, and 21 runs batted in through 23 games with 13 walks and 14 strikeouts. He's spent most of the season splitting time with Brett Wallace at third base, but he's also seen time at first and second and he's yet to commit an error at any position.
Pitcher of the Month: Dallas Keuchel
Dallas finished April with a 4-1 record and 1.62 ERA and 0.99 WHIP across 33.1 innings in five starts. He's struck out 16 while walking just seven.
Fernando Martinez is hitting .315/.374/.517 with four home runs.
Jose Valdez has a 1.74 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 10.1 innings. He has 12 strikeouts and three walks (two were intentional) with four saves.
3rd in their division, three games back
As a team, the Hooks are hitting .264/.334/.428 with a team ERA of 4.78.
Hitter of the Month: Brandon Barnes
Brandon is hitting .353/.398/.659 with 14 doubles, four home runs, 18 runs scored and 21 runs batted in through 22 games with five walks and 22 strikeouts. He's been the teams primary center fielder where he's had two outfield assists.
Pitcher of the Month: Jason Stoffel
Jason has appeared in nine games in relief with two saves and has a 1.93 ERA and 0.53 WHIP through 9.1 innings. He's racked up ten strikeouts to just one walk, hasn't allowed a home run, and has given up just 3.9 hits per nine innings.
Austin Wates is hitting .340/.392/.457 with five steals.
Jose Cisnero is 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. He's struck out 30 in 23.2 innings.
4th in their division, four games back
The JetHawks are hitting .266/.333/.431 with a team ERA of 5.03.
Hitter of the Month: Telvin Nash
Telvin is hitting .247/.348/.623 with nine home runs, 14 runs and 15 runs batted in through 20 games with 11 walks and 28 strikeouts. He's played mostly left field with a few games at first base with no errors and one outfield assist.
Pitcher of the Month: Ruben Alaniz
Ruben is 2-0 with a 2.80 ERA and 1.10 WHIP through five starts and 31 innings. He's yet to allow a home run and has 26 strikeouts and seven walks.
Jiovanni Mier is hitting .288/.406/.388 with 15 walks in 22 games.
Wes Musick is 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts and five walks in 24.1 innings across four starts.
5th in their division, six games back
The Legends are hitting .238/.324/.344 with a team ERA of 4.78.
Hitter of the Month: Zach Johnson
Zach is hitting .275/.376/.505 with nine doubles, four home runs, 13 runs scored and 30 (!) runs batted in. He's been the clubs main first baseman where he has a .994 fielding percentage.
Pitcher of the Month: Dayan Diaz
Dayan has appeared in nine games in relief with a 4-1 record and two saves with a 0.49 ERA and 0.87 WHIP. He has struck out 19 in 18.1 innings and has not yet allowed a home run.
Matt Duffy is hitting .296/.343/.459 with four home runs.
Nick Tropeano is 1-2 despite a 2.36 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He hasn't allowed a home run and has 33 strikeouts and eight walks in 26.2 innings.