Evan Frey, in his second season with the BayBears, reached base at a solid .396 clip in the season's first month while pacing the BayBears with a .337 average. Among the team leaders in stolen bases, Frey swiped five bags in April while cracking four doubles and smashing three triples.
Always a strong defensive player, Frey has spent the majority of his time in center field while also receiving an opportunity to play right field. He did not make an error in the first month of the year and recorded two outfield assists. He also finished April with a nine-game hitting streak on his way to an 11-gamer which ceased on May 3.
Wes Roemer was by far the ace of an extremely talented BayBears' starting rotation in the opening month. Roemer made five starts and worked his way to a 2-1 record with a stingy 2.00 ERA. He tossed 36 innings in April and only walked three hitters while striking out 25. Opponents hit just .246 against him.
Among Roemer's many April highlights was taking the mound at Hank Aaron Stadium on April 14 following the opening ceremonies of the Hank Aaron Childhood Home & Museum. With the presence of seven Hall of Famers in attendance, Roemer glided through seven frames in a 7-2 BayBears' victory over Birmingham. Roemer also closed the month with a flurry, hurling a five-hit shutout against Carolina on April 29. It was the Southern League's first complete game shutout of the season.
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