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The Story Isn’t Over Yet: Rockies’ Rookie Earns April Honors

Rockies' shortstop Trevor Story continued his epic first month of professional ball by earning the month's honors. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Rockies’ shortstop Trevor Story continued his epic first month of professional ball by earning the month’s honors. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Colorado Rockies’ rookie shortstop Trevor Story’s incredible first month of Major League Baseball has earned him the National League Rookie of the Month Award for April.

His performance in April was not only record shattering among rookies but also of all Major Leaguers. In twenty-two games he hit a solid .261 batting average along with ten homers, four doubles and three triples and 20 RBIs. He is currently tied for most homeruns with fellow teammate Nolan Arenado, Washington Nationals’ reigning MVP Bruce Harper and Neil Walker of the New York Mets.

Additional April 2016 Honors:

American League Rookie of the Month:

Right fielder Nomar Mazara of the Texas Rangers was named the American League Rookie of the Month for April. Since his promotion on April 10 to the big leagues, he hit .333 with two homers and 7 RBIs, He has been a solid addition to the Rangers’ outfield as they try and stay atop the AL West.

National League Player of the Month:

Washington Nationals’ outfielder Bryce Harper picked up the 2016 season exactly where he left off on his MVP run last season. In twenty-four games he hit .272 with 24 RBIs and nine homers and five stolen bases and a twenty-two total hits.

American League Player of the Month:

Third baseman Manny Machado has helped the Baltimore Orioles lead the American League East with his league leading thirty-three hits in the month of April. He hit .344 seven homers and 16 RBIs. Machado is versatile at both third base and shortstop and with the recent injury of shortstop J.J. Hardy, Machado may be seeing even more playing time at short.

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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