With the first month of FMBA action in the books, it is time to recognize a couple of standout performances from the early season slate with our Player of the Month and Pitcher of the Month awards.
Player of the Month
White Sox catcher Lane Aman has come storming out of the gates offensively this year posting an absurd .611 batting average over the first month and reaching base over 65% during his trips to the plate. He has yet to be struck out on the season, and is also terrorizing opposing teams on the basepaths with 5 steals which puts him in a tie for third in that category leaguewide. The White Sox are off to a 2-4 start so the production out of Aman hasn’t quite translated to team success yet, but if this level of production continues he can pencil himself in for an All-Star selection in September.
Pitcher of the Month
Wolfpack starting pitcher Curtis Smith is off to an equally hot start on the hill with two dominant outings to his name this month. He has yet to surrender an earned run through his two outings and has registered a miniscule WHIP of 0.67 while tallying 25 strikeouts at a 14.58 K/7 clip, both good for second in the league at this stage. The Wolfpack are have jumped out to a 6-2 record while leading the league in run differential thanks to hot bats and strong pitching from the rest of their staff behind Smith.