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MLB Names National League Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the month

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MLB announces National League Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Month for June

Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres-Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month.

Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs- National League Pitcher of the Month.

Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers-National League Rookie of the Month.


Will Myers

In 26 games last month, Myers led the Majors with 33 RBI and 21 extra-base hits while pacing the NL in total bases (75), home runs (T-1st , 11) and runs scored (T-1st , 25). His .765 slugging percentage ranked second among National Leaguers.  Myers also posted a .327 batting average for the month, collecting 32 hits in 98 at bats. This is his first career monthly honor, and the first for a Padres position player since Chase Headley (September 2012).

Jon Lester


In six starts, Cubs hurler Jon Lester went 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA (seven earned runs in 44.2 innings pitched) and 44 strikeouts. The three-time All-Star tied for first in the Majors in innings pitched during the month of June, was tied for first among National Leaguers in wins, and posted the NL’s second-lowest ERA while tying for second in strikeouts. This is his fourth career Pitcher of the Month honor and first in the National League. Teammate Jake Arrieta was the last Cubs hurler to claim Pitcher of the Month honors, winning for April of this season.


Corey Seager


Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager led Major League rookies in hitting (.343, 35-for-102), hits, home runs (8), runs (20), total bases (69), and slugging (.676), while pacing National League rookies with a .409 on-base percentage and eight doubles. The 22-year-old slugger’s 13 RBI were the third-most among NL rookies last month. This is his first career monthly award, and the first for a Dodgers rookie since Alex Guerrero (April 2015).
All three June monthly award winners will receive a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved, in recognition of their accomplishments.