Photo: Billings Mustangs (provided)Drew Mount named Player of the Month Doug Gray September 6, 2018 5 Comments Cincinnati Reds prospect Drew Mount beat up on the Pioneer League in August and it earned him the Player of the Month. The Billings Mustangs outfielder is hitting .315/.368/.496 on the season in 64 games played. Drew Mount was picked up by the Reds in the 16th round of the draft out of Kansas State in 2018. He got out to a solid start in June, hitting .317/.326/.439 in 11 games. Then July hit and he slumped some. He hit just .214, but his walk rate, strikeout rate, and power were all above-average. But the hits just weren’t falling in. In August everything came back and then some for Drew Mount. The low strikeout rate and power both played very well. And almost every time he made contact it seemed that the ball found the grass. In his 25 games he would hit .413 with a .460 on-base percentage. Over 113 total plate appearances the 22-year-old left handed hitter had 11 doubles and 3 home runs. He also struck out just 14 times and slugged .606.He also had 28 runs batted in. During the month of August he led the league in average, hits, doubles, and RBI. He was also among the league leaders in on-base percentage and total bases. Among his 25 games played he racked up multiple hits in 14 of them. The Billings Mustangs regular season will come to a close tonight as they take on Great Falls for the 6th consecutive day. The playoffs begin with a best-of-three series on Friday night. Against Great Falls. If the series goes the distance it would be nine straight days that the Mustangs and Voyagers have played each other in the month of September. This will be the 4th year out of the last 5 that the Billings Mustangs have represented the Reds in the Pioneer League playoffs. They last won the Pioneer League Championship in the 2014 season. 5 Responses MK September 6, 2018 Mount has to be somewhat of a pleasant surprise, as he has actually hit better at Billings than Kansas State. Does he profile as a corner outfielder? Doug Gray September 6, 2018 He’s not a center fielder if that’s what you’re asking. I’m not entirely sure how the bat profiles long-term. I’d like to get my eyes on him. I’ve heard a good report or two on him this summer, though. ribeye medium rare September 6, 2018 What’s a guy gotta do? Mariel Bautista hit safely in every game he played in in August while OPSing 1.122. Doug Gray September 6, 2018 I think the argument against Bautista in this case would be that he missed 8 or 9 games during the month. The Duke September 7, 2018 MOUNTAIN DREW!!!