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Domonic Brown, Miguel Cabrera named players of the month

Jun 3, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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Not too big a surprise here: you AL player of the month is Miguel Cabrera. Your NL player of the month is Domonic Brown.

Cabrera continued a season of sheer dominance in May, hitting .379 (44-for-116) with nine doubles, 12 home runs, 33 RBI, 23 runs scored and 15 walks in 28 games. At times it looked as if no one would ever get him out.

Brown, meanwhile, had his coming out party, hitting .303 (33-for-109) with 12 homers and 25 driven in, slugging .688. He also became the first player in Major League history to hit at least 10 home runs in a calendar month without a walk. Which, hello National League pitchers, perhaps you should see if he can handle stuff outside the zone for a while?

Congrats to Cabrera and Brown.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Which, hello National League pitchers, perhaps you should see if he can handle stuff outside the zone for a while?

    I don’t think it will make much of a difference, he actually struck out more in May than in April.

  2. dluxxx - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Two true outcomes is the new market inefficiency. Domonic Brown says walks are worthless…

    • Francisco (FC) - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      Well he’s probably just taking Ruben’s lesson to heart I guess. But he already has two walks in June. At this rate he’ll end up with 25-27 for the month.

      • dluxxx - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

        Shhh! You’re ruining my point!!

    • bdawk20 - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      What I would like to say to anyone who swears by Sabremetrics is that if Dom Brown walked more, no one would be there to drive him in because the Phillies don’t know how to do that.

  3. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    And where are all those people who said the Phillies should give up on him???

    Oh wait, I am one of those people…..

    • Francisco (FC) - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      LOL. I for one feared that the FO had irrevocably broken him with all the dumb yo-yoing between AAA and MLB. Still it’s just one month, we’ll see.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

        The worst part is – I said that over trading J.A. Happ, i.e. trade Brown instead.

    • heyblueyoustink - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      At least you admitted it. You won’t hear any of the talking heads in the Philadelphia media that were trashing him, when he’s just been mishandled for part of his young career and injured, show that sort of thing.

      • bdawk20 - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        A lot have actually – that’s all I have been hearing on WIP. And I hate WIP enough to listen to it, but they are admitting it.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      That’s funny.

      I guess this is where I raise my hand and admit to making lots and lots and lots of fun of Ruben Amaro Jr. for the OF he put together this season. I believe the phrase “historically bad” came into play. Dom took that phrase right the heck out of play. Great month for D. Brown Jr., well done sir.

      Overall Ruben still deserves a lot of crap, don’t get me wrong. But not for this.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM

        Yea, even Delmon isn’t looking half bad….so far. But seeing as I predicted a March 22nd release for him….the reality is no one saw this coming.

        The wheels could still come off, but I think we have seen enough to say keeping Brown in the fold was smart

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        Furthermore – every big trade R.A. Jr. made that weakened the farm system, you know ALL those guys were asking for Dom. And he said no every time.

  4. unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Miggy Go Boom!

  5. sjhaack - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Man, just look at the difference in their PAs for the month. They played in the same number of games, but Miggy has almost an entire extra PA per game. The OBP helps, but that doesn’t turn over a lineup all by itself.

    • threeskis - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      I think the DH helps with the extra PAs as well as the lineup that Det puts out there compared to the phils.

  6. gamedate15 - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Unfortunately, I can only wish that miguel would come to colorado to vs. the rockies…lets just say he is having another one of those rare,incredible years!funnest player right now to watch at bat!

  7. neveraboutveracity - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Congrats to Dom Brown. I have always been fascinated by the mental approach to the game of baseball. The most athletic, fit players often fall short for whatever reason. In the preseason, Dom Brown exuded confidence, and even came out and said he would have a stellar season. Something in him clicked in the off season, and he made it clear that he had a new belief in his ability to be effective. I would love to know the events that allowed him to evolve and transform himself.

  8. dkphilly1122 - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    An article will come out in a month or so saying he is juicing or taking adderall……but Dom Brown is just finally being the prospect everyone thought he would be……like they said up further in the comments, he kept getting shafted back and forth instead of consistent playing time where ever. Glad to see Dom killing it, and hope it continues. I can wear my Brown jersey proud now. As for Miggy, the guy is just a beast. He is by far the best player to watch at bats of.

  9. skinsfanwill - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    I drafted Brown in my fantasy league and dropped him 2 weeks into the season. Worst move ever.

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