The Texas Rangers announced their Minor League April Award winners on Monday. As expected, the winners were all studs who are destined for big things in the future.

Player of the Month

Evan Carter, OF, Frisco RoughRiders.

The 20-year-old Carter, the Rangers’ top prospect, had a breakout month, hitting .343 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 18 games. He also had a .500 on-base percentage and a .543 slugging percentage.

Starting Pitcher of the Month

Cody Bradford, LHP, Round Rock Express.

The 25-year-old Bradford, the Rangers’ No. 26 prospect, went 5-0 with a 0.64 ERA in five starts for Round Rock. He struck out 25 batters in 28.1 innings pitched.

Reliever of the Month

Grant Wolfram, LHP, Frisco RoughRiders

The 26-year-old Wolfram, had a perfect 0.00 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched for Frisco. He struck out 11 batters and walked one across 6 appearances. Batters had nightmares facing him in April as he held opponents to a .097 batting average.

Defender of the Month

Luisangel Acuña, SS, Frisco RoughRiders

The 21-year-old Acuna, the Rangers’ No. 4 prospect, had a .972 fielding percentage at shortstop for Frisco. He made two errors in 71 chances and had 12 double plays, tied for the most in the Texas League. He also had 53 assists, which is ranked third in the league.

As Rangers fans, we are excited about the progress of these young players and look forward to seeing them continue to develop in the minor leagues.

Congratulations to all of the winners!