MLB Team of the Month: Shohei Ohtani rules baseball in June
by Ben Verlander
FOX Sports MLB Analyst
June is coming to a close, and that means it’s time for my Team of the Month!
Let’s take a look at the entire month and determine the best player in each position in June.
To start, in June, Shohei Ohtani put on one of the most impressive months in Major League Baseball history.
On the offensive side, he hit .298 with six home runs and had his career best with eight RBIs in a single game, making him the first Japanese-born player to score eight RBIs in a single game.
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The next day, Ohtani started down the hill for the Angels and hit the highest level by hitting 13 hitters.
No other player in history has an 8-player RBI game and a 13-game game to his name. And Otani did that on successive nights.
Ohtani was one of the best bowlers in baseball in June. He went 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA and finished the month in the longest goalless innings streak of his career, which now sits at 21.2 innings.
Otani is truly a legend, and in my opinion he was the best baseball player in the month of June.
Here are the rest of the team of the month:
c Alejandro KirkAnd the Toronto Blue Jays
Kirk has been a little-known champ for the Blue Jays this season. The .341 arrived with seven home runs in June. Kirk deserves to be the first MLS player in the All-Star Game.
1 b Josh BellAnd the Washington citizens
Bill narrowly beat Paul Goldschmidt this month. They were both absolutely great, but Bill was a little better. He hit 358 a month with seven Homers eyebrows and knocked 18 times.
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2 b Jake KronworthAnd the San Diego Padres
He hit Cronworth in 24 rounds in the month of June. This is the second largest number in the National League. And hit .315 a month to boot.
3 b Brandon DruryAnd the Cincinnati Reds
Drury hit 0.333 this month and grooved eight eyebrows for the Reds. In a position full of stars vying for the Player of the Year award, Drury was the best in June.
SS Dansby SwansonAnd the Atlanta Braves
There hasn’t been a shorter hiatus in baseball better than Swanson over the past month or so. In June, he hit .330 with seven Homer and 19 RBI. Swanson deserves to start in the National League Championship in the All-Star Game.
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From Jordan AlvarezAnd the Houston Astros
No one had better offensive stats in June than Alvarez, who hit the .418 with nine home runs and 28 reserve strikes. It’s been a great month which led to him winning Player of the Month award.
From Michael Harris IIAtlanta Braves
Harris has been great since he was called up and was named NL Rookie of the Month. He hit the .347 with four strokes and 16 RBI in June.
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From Kyle SchwarberAnd the Philadelphia Phyllis
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SP stop dylanAnd the Chicago White Sox
What a wonderful month stop. He finished with 0.33 ERA and hit 45 strokes in 27.1 runs in five starts.
RP Emmanuel ClassAnd the Cleveland Guardians
Clase was perfect for the Guardians in June. In 15 matches, he had 11 saves and 16 attack hits and did not give up a single game. This is 0.00 pm. perfect.
Ben Verlander, MLB Analyst at FOX Sports and host of “philippines batsPodcast. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Verlander was an all-American at Old Dominion University before joining his brother, Justin, in Detroit in the 14th round of the Tigers’ pick in 2013. He spent five years in an organized Tigers. Follow him on Twitter @Ben Verlander.
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