Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Chad Donato was named the Midwest League Player of the Month for August.
Donato won all six of his August starts while posting a 1.23 ERA, striking out 46 and walking seven in 36.2 innings. Opposing hitters batted .154 against him.
The Houston Astros prospect went 6-0 with a 2.04 ERA, 77 strikeouts, 19 walks, and two saves in 61.2 innings (12 games/10 starts) for the River Bandits this season. He also made two starts and one relief appearance for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the short-season New York-Penn League this year, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 21 strikeouts and three walks in 16 innings.
Donato is scheduled to start Game 2 of the River Bandits’ upcoming playoff series against the Peoria Chiefs, on Thursday at Quad Cities.