The Tampa Bay Rays have named Henry Wrigley and Shane Dyer the minor league players of the month for April.
Henry Wrigley has been tearing things up for Charlotte, leading the team in offense through the month. Wrigley hit .367 for the month of April with a .608 slugging. He had 29 hits with 5 doubles, 1 triple and 4 home runs. Wrigley drove scored 14 runs while driving in 15 more. Wrigley enjoyed a nine game hitting streak to begin the season.
Wrigley was drafted by Tampa Bay in Round 14 of the 2005 draft. This is his fifth season in the organization with Advanced A being his highest level so far. Wrigley was the Appalachian League Player of the Week in July 2006 while playing for the Princeton Rays.
Just as Wrigley was getting things done at the plate, Shane Dyer was getting it done on the mound for the Hot Rods. Dyer was 1-2 for the month of April with a 1.55 ERA in five starts. Dyer surrendered 5 earned runs on 27 hits in 29 innings pitched while striking out 20 and walking only 3. Dyer pitched a shut-out on April 25 against Lake County.
Dyer was drafted by the Rays in the sixth round of the 2008 Draft. He has moved through the organization quickly, arriving in A-Ball in his third professional season.
Dyer has already received a promotion to Charlotte on 5/14 so I wouldn't be surprised to see Wrigley in Montgomery soon with the way he has been playing.