Cincinnati Reds prospect/former Dragon Tyler Mahle receives MiLB award

Pitch a perfect game, get a big award.

Only make sense, right?

Cincinnati Reds prospect Tyler Mahle has done both this season, having been named the Southern League Player of the Month for April by Minor League Baseball on Monday.

Mahle, a right-handed starter for the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, threw the Southern League's first perfect game in 47 years on April 22.

That domination of the Mobile BayBears was part of a month in which Mahle led the league in ERA (0.55) and lead Double-A in WHIP (.52) and innings pitched (32 2/3).

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