Today MLB announced the Players of the Month for July.
Pitchers of the Month
American League: Gerrit Cole
During July Cole was able to go 4-0 in his five starts and in those starts the Houston Astros went 4-1.
In his 34 July innings, Cole struck out 51 batters while only walking nine batters and he posted an ERA of 1.85.
National League: Stephen Strasburg
In July Strasburg finished a dominant 5-0, picking up a win in every start he had for the Washington Nationals.
In 31.2 innings, Strasburg posted an ERA of 1.14 while striking out 44 batters and only walking seven.
Players of the Month
American League: Yuli Gurriel
Gurriel was able to get hot in July and help lead the Astros to a 16-8 record.
In the month he posted a slash line of .398/.427/.837. He also hit 12 home runs and drove in 31 runs.
National League: Paul Goldschmidt
Not only did Goldschmidt hit a home run in six straight games from July 22-27, but he also had a dominant month for the St. Louis Cardinals.
He hit 11 home runs while driving in 27 runs, and posted a slash line of .308/.360/.725.
Rookies of the Month
American League: Yordan Alvarez
The Astros cleaned up with the July awards and Alvarez deserves this one. In just 39 career games the slugger has hit 13 home runs.
More specifically, this month, he hit five home runs while driving in 15 runs and posting a slash line of .333/.419/.627.
National League: Keston Hiura
Milwaukee Brewers rookie second baseman Keston Hiura has been huge for the Brewers, coming up with great play and some huge hits and now he has been rewarded with a Rookie of the Month award.
During July, Hiura hit ten doubles, two triples, and six home runs while driving in 18 runs. His slash line for the month was .355/.429/.699.
Relievers of the Month
American League: Tommy Kahnle
During July Kahnle appeared in 12 games, compiling five holds and the New York Yankees were 9-3 in games he pitched in.
In 11.2 innings Kahnle threw 11.2 innings and gave up only one run (0.77 ERA). He also struck out 17 batters and only walked two.
National League: Seth Lugo
In 12 appearances for the New York Mets in July, Seth Lugo posted six holds and got one save while the Mets were 9-3 in games he pitched in.
In 12.2 innings Lugo didn’t give up a run and he struck out 16 batters while only walking one.
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