Friday, June 1, 2012

Reds Players of the Month for May

The month of May treated the Redlegs very kindly. It was a month that saw them not only get over the .500 mark, but it saw them catapult past the Cardinals for first place in the division as well. And you can't do that without some getting some good individual play from your players.

Here are a couple of guys who were pivotal in the positive turnaround this month: 

Hitter of the month


Joey Votto - The Canadian slugger led the team this month in nearly every offensive category including: homers (6), slugging (.674), total bases (62), on-base percentage (.478), runs scored (18), doubles (12) and OPS (1.152). He currently leads the National League in doubles, walks (43), OPS, IBB (6), and runs created per 27 outs (45.9). He's on pace to slap 73 doubles in 2012 which would set an all-time single season record.

Honorable mentions: Ryan Hanigan, Chris Heisey, and Todd Frazier

Pitcher of the month

Aroldis Chapman - The Cuban Missile continues to make a mockery of major league hitters. He posted a 2-0 record with three saves and three holds in 12 appearances spanning 13.2 IP in May. He allowed just TWO hits during those outings while fanning 23 batters. He's yet to yield an earned run all season long and is virtually a lock to make his first career All-Star appearance should he keep this dominance up.

Honorable mentions: Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon and J.J. Hoover

Congrats to both of these guys on bringing home the hardware. Let's hope they continue to stay hot in the upcoming months.

Previous winners:
April: Jay Bruce/Aroldis Chapman

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