May MLB All-Stars
Another month of baseball has come and gone. Always a good time to see who had a surprise month and who didn’t.
Let’s start at the plate and look at some of the hitting lines for May.
Leader for runs scored was Joey Votto.
Votto – 28 runs, 6 hr, 16 rbi, 1 sb, .388 avg, .492 obp
Miggy – 23 runs, 12 hr, 33 rbi, 0 sb .379 avg, .455 obp
Brown – 17 runs, 12 hr, 25 rbi, 3 sb .303 avg, .303 obp
Check it out Miggy led Brown in walks 15-0. When you are in the zone I guess it’s ok to hack away but getting those walks helps your team as well. Domonic Brown is also the first player to have 10 homers in a month with 0 walks. (Thanks @mtheed4)
Your SB leader for May was the San Diego Padres Everth Cabrera.
E Cabrera – 14 runs, 2hr, 16 rbi, 12 sb, .254 avg, .325 obp
Who is the MVP so far 2 months into the season? While Chris Davis is a lock for surprise player of the year I still have to go with Miggy. He is only a couple homers from a triple crown again! He is super human.
On the pitching side there was some amazing numbers put up by some stars and some newcomers.
Patrick Corbin who is in his second year has been lights out all year. He had a great April and followed it with a ridiculous May. He and Jason Vargas shared the May lead with 5 wins each. Honorable mentions to Cliff Lee and Mike Minor who also had great months. Let’s take a peek at the lines of those 4 May stars!
Corbin – 5 games, 5-0, 1.53 era, 0.99 whip, 31 k’s, 13 walks
Vargas – 6 games, 5-0, 2.30 era, 1.07 whip, 31 k’s 14 walks
Lee – 6 games, 4-1, 1.80 era, 0.91 whip, 33 k’s, 8 walks
Minor – 6 games, 4-0, 1.98 era, 0.88 whip, 39 k’s 9 walks
All around some solid performances, but the story there is Corbin. He appeared in 22 games last year with 17 starts and was an ok 6-8 with a 4.54 era. This year he has found the magic and is a sparkling 8-0 with a 1.71 era. He faces the Cubs today who have suddenly found life after sweeping my Chicago White Sox last week.
Lastly 2 closers each notched a crazy 12 saves in May.
Can’t wait to see what June has in store!