Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Randy LeBlanc was named the Midwest League Player of the Month for May. LeBlanc dominated MWL batters for the Cedar Rapids Kernels before his recent promotion to the High-A Florida State League.
Here is what was written about him in Minor League Baseball’s press release about the MiLB Players of the Month for May:
Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins) right-hander Randy LeBlanc dominated the Midwest League in five May starts, going 4-0 with a 0.24 ERA as he allowed just one run over 37 innings. Opponents batted just .185 against LeBlanc, who threw a 94-pitch, four-hit shutout against Kane County on May 11. LeBlanc, 24, was recently promoted to Advanced-A Fort Myers and was selected by Minnesota in the 10th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Tulane University.
In nine starts for the Kernels this year, LeBlanc went 6-2 with a 0.74 ERA, 37 strikeouts and 11 walks in 61 innings. He also pitched for the Kernels in 2015, going 9-5 with a 3.03 ERA, 69 strikeouts and 28 walks in 89 innings (33 games/five starts).