Justin Turner Named NL Rookie of the Month
Justin Turner has been named the National League Rookie of the Month for the month of May.
A couple of days ago I wrote the following post in which I speculated that Turner could win the Rookie of the Year award.
Turner leads all National League rookies with 85 or more at-bats in batting average and on-base percentage, and he ranks second in the league with a .852 OPS.
You won’t find Turner’s name on this year’s All Star Ballot, because the Mets are represented by the now defunct Brad Emaus, but he is in fact playing at an All Star caliber level.
Turner would be blowing away the rookie field across the board if he hadn’t spent the first month of the season tearing the cover off the ball in Buffalo.
Even if Turner’s bat were to cool off some, there is still the potential for him to finish the season as a leading candidate for the award.
Turner batted .325/.378/.458 in May with 23 hits, 9 extra-base hits and 20 RBI in 23 games. Winning the Rookie of the Month is a nice start.
About the Author: Craig Lerner
I'm a data analyst and researcher for a leading news agency who loves life and is hooked on the Mets. I love following the Amateur Draft and have a particular fondness for the Mets Minor Leagues who I follow each day. Give me a cold beer, a summer day, and a Mets game, and I'm good to go.
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