Minor League Baseball says former Peoria Chiefs RHP Tommy Parsons was the best player in the Midwest League last month. Here is what MiLB wrote about the St. Louis Cardinals prospect in its press release about the MiLB players of the month for April:
Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals) right-hander Tommy Parsons went 3-0 with a 0.30 ERA (30 IP, 1 ER) in four starts to claim Midwest League Player of the Month honors. Parsons held opponents to a league-best .106 batting average and allowed just 11 hits in his league-best 30 innings of work. He threw a nine-inning, two-hit shutout on April 22 against Quad Cities, the only complete game in the Midwest League in April. Parsons, 23, was signed by St. Louis as a free agent out of Adrian College in Adrian, Mich., on June 12, 2018.
Parsons was named the Midwest League pitcher of the week twice in April, for the periods of April 4-15 and April 22-28. He went 4-0 with a 0.26 ERA, 26 strikeouts and five walks in 35 innings/5 starts (including a five-inning start on May 1) for the Chiefs before being promoted to High-A last weekend.