Major League Baseball Rookie of the Month Award

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The Rookie of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season.


Italics denote the winner of that year's Rookie of the Year Award. Huston Street (2005, AL) and Hanley Ramírez (2006, NL) are the only Rookie of the Year winners to have not won the Rookie of the Month award at least once, since the latter was established.

Out of a possible six months, Ichiro Suzuki (2001, AL) and Mike Trout (2012, AL) both won the Rookie of the Month award four times while Jason Bay (2004, NL) and José Abreu (2014, AL) won it three times. A number of players have won it twice.

American League

Year Month Player(s) Team(s)
2001 April Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
May Ichiro Suzuki (2) Seattle Mariners
June Josh Towers Baltimore Orioles
July CC Sabathia Cleveland Indians
August Ichiro Suzuki (3) Seattle Mariners
September Ichiro Suzuki (4) Seattle Mariners
2002 April Carlos Peña Oakland Athletics
May Ryan Drese Cleveland Indians
June Eric Hinske Toronto Blue Jays
July Rodrigo Lopez Baltimore Orioles
August Josh Phelps Toronto Blue Jays
September Josh Phelps (2) Toronto Blue Jays
2003 April Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Devil Rays
May Rocco Baldelli (2) Tampa Bay Devil Rays
June Hideki Matsui New York Yankees
July Ángel Berroa Kansas City Royals
August Rafael Soriano Seattle Mariners
September Reed Johnson Toronto Blue Jays
2004 April Gerald Laird Texas Rangers
May Kevin Youkilis Boston Red Sox
June Bobby Crosby Oakland Athletics
July Robb Quinlan Anaheim Angels
August Frank Francisco Texas Rangers
September Ross Gload Chicago White Sox
2005 April Gustavo Chacín Toronto Blue Jays
May Damon Hollins Tampa Bay Devil Rays
June Joe Blanton Oakland Athletics
July Gustavo Chacín Toronto Blue Jays
August Joe Blanton Oakland Athletics
September Robinson Canó New York Yankees
2006 April Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox
May Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers
June Francisco Liriano Minnesota Twins
July Francisco Liriano (2) Minnesota Twins
August Nick Markakis Baltimore Orioles
September Boof Bonser Minnesota Twins
2007 April Hideki Okajima Boston Red Sox
May Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
June Brian Bannister Kansas City Royals
July Billy Butler Kansas City Royals
August Brian Bannister (2) Kansas City Royals
September Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox
2008 April David Murphy Texas Rangers
May Aaron Laffey Cleveland Indians
June Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays
July Chris Davis Texas Rangers
August Alexei Ramírez Chicago White Sox
September Scott Lewis Cleveland Indians
2009 April Scott Richmond Toronto Blue Jays
May Rick Porcello Detroit Tigers
June Nolan Reimold Baltimore Orioles
July Gordon Beckham Chicago White Sox
August Andrew Bailey Oakland Athletics
September Brett Anderson Oakland Athletics
2010 April Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers
May Brennan Boesch Detroit Tigers
June Brennan Boesch (2) Detroit Tigers
July Wade Davis Tampa Bay Rays
August Brian Matusz Baltimore Orioles
September Neftalí Feliz Texas Rangers
2011 April Michael Pineda Seattle Mariners
May Jeremy Hellickson Tampa Bay Rays
June Ben Revere
Jemile Weeks
Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics
July Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals
August Mike Carp Seattle Mariners
September Eric Hosmer (2) Kansas City Royals
2012 April Yu Darvish Texas Rangers
May Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
June Mike Trout (2) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
July Mike Trout (3) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
August Mike Trout (4) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
September Yoenis Céspedes Oakland Athletics
2013 April Justin Grimm Texas Rangers
May Nate Freiman Oakland Athletics
June José Iglesias Boston Red Sox
July Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays
August Martín Pérez Texas Rangers
September Wil Myers Tampa Bay Rays
2014 April José Abreu Chicago White Sox
May George Springer Houston Astros
June José Abreu (2) Chicago White Sox
July José Abreu (3) Chicago White Sox
August Matt Shoemaker Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
September Collin McHugh Houston Astros
2015 April Devon Travis Toronto Blue Jays
May Delino DeShields, Jr. Texas Rangers
June Carlos Correa Houston Astros
July Andrew Heaney Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
August Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins
September Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
2016 April Nomar Mazara Texas Rangers

National League

Year Month Player(s) Team(s)
2001 April Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
May Albert Pujols (2) St. Louis Cardinals
June Ben Sheets Milwaukee Brewers
July Pedro Feliz San Francisco Giants
August Roy Oswalt Houston Astros
September Bud Smith St. Louis Cardinals
2002 April Kazuhisa Ishii Los Angeles Dodgers
May Austin Kearns Cincinnati Reds
June Jason Simontacchi St. Louis Cardinals
July Kirk Saarloos Houston Astros
August Jason Jennings Colorado Rockies
September Endy Chávez Montreal Expos
2003 April Hee-seop Choi Chicago Cubs
May Xavier Nady San Diego Padres
June Dontrelle Willis Florida Marlins
July Miguel Cabrera Florida Marlins
August Scott Podsednik Milwaukee Brewers
September Miguel Cabrera (2) Florida Marlins
2004 April Khalil Greene San Diego Padres
May Terrmel Sledge Montreal Expos
June Jason Bay Pittsburgh Pirates
July Jason Bay (2) Pittsburgh Pirates
August Khalil Greene (2) San Diego Padres
September Jason Bay (3) Pittsburgh Pirates
2005 April Clint Barmes Colorado Rockies
May Ryan Church Washington Nationals
June Garrett Atkins Colorado Rockies
July Zach Duke Pittsburgh Pirates
August Zach Duke (2) Pittsburgh Pirates
September Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies
2006 April Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers
May Josh Johnson Florida Marlins
June Josh Johnson (2)
Dan Uggla
Florida Marlins
July Josh Barfield San Diego Padres
August Chris Duncan St. Louis Cardinals
September Aníbal Sánchez Florida Marlins
2007 April Josh Hamilton Cincinnati Reds
May Hunter Pence Houston Astros
June Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers
July Ryan Braun (2) Milwaukee Brewers
August Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
September James Loney Los Angeles Dodgers
2008 April Geovany Soto Chicago Cubs
May Blake DeWitt Los Angeles Dodgers
June Jair Jurrjens Atlanta Braves
July Ian Stewart Colorado Rockies
August Geovany Soto (2) Chicago Cubs
September Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds
2009 April Brian Barden St. Louis Cardinals
May Gerardo Parra Arizona Diamondbacks
June Tommy Hanson Atlanta Braves
July Garrett Jones Pittsburgh Pirates
August Chris Coghlan Florida Marlins
September Casey McGehee Milwaukee Brewers
2010 April Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves
May Jason Heyward (2) Atlanta Braves
June Gaby Sánchez Florida Marlins
July Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
August Daniel Hudson Arizona Diamondbacks
September Pedro Alvarez Pittsburgh Pirates
2011 April Darwin Barney Chicago Cubs
May Justin Turner New York Mets
June Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves
July Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves
August Craig Kimbrel (2) Atlanta Braves
September Dee Gordon Los Angeles Dodgers
2012 April Wade Miley Arizona Diamondbacks
May Bryce Harper Washington Nationals
June Andrelton Simmons Atlanta Braves
July Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
August Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds
September Bryce Harper (2) Washington Nationals
2013 April Evan Gattis Atlanta Braves
May Evan Gattis (2) Atlanta Braves
June Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers
July José Fernández Miami Marlins
August José Fernández (2) Miami Marlins
September Gerrit Cole Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 April Chris Owings Arizona Diamondbacks
May Kolten Wong St. Louis Cardinals
June Billy Hamilton Cincinnati Reds
July Jacob deGrom New York Mets
August Kyle Hendricks Chicago Cubs
September Jacob deGrom (2) New York Mets
2015 April Alex Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers
May Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
June Maikel Franco Philadelphia Phillies
July Jung-ho Kang Pittsburgh Pirates
August Kris Bryant (2) Chicago Cubs
September Justin Bour Miami Marlins
2016 April Trevor Story Colorado Rockies

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