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Jose Abreu, Troy Tulowitzki named players of the month for April

May 5, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

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White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki have been named Players of the Month for April.

Not bad for Abreu, who also happened to be playing his first ever month in the big leagues. In all, Abreu batted .270 (31-for-115) with eight doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 32 RBI and 20 runs scored in 29 games, leading the Majors in homers, RBI, total bases (71) and extra-base hits (19). He set major league records for rookies in all four of those categories.

Tulowitzki led the majors with a .477 on-base percentage and a .727 slugging percentage. He was second in hitting behind teammate Charlie Blackmon, posting a .364 average for the month, he scored 24 runs scored (1st), had 64 total bases (2nd), knocked in 22 runs (T-3rd), had seven home runs (T-4th) and nine doubles (T-5th) too.

Abreu, at 27, is clearly a fully-formed product. Tulowitzki is, after a lot of injuries, healthy as can be. Both of them just had a whale of a month.

  1. wilmyers09 - May 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Jose abreu for mvp!!!!

  2. yankeesfanlen - May 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Would wager a buck or two that, regardless of cost, there will be a certain SS for a team wearing pinstripes next year.
    $30M for something>$17M for nothing.

    • paperlions - May 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM

      The Yankees have nothing to trade for Tulo, and the Rockies really have no reason to trade him….if he was available, there are teams that would be able to take on that salary and give up a lot more than the Yankees in terms of players.

    • dillongeeescapeplan - May 5, 2014 at 3:36 PM


    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      Was this a trick? Tulo is in fact wearing pinstripes in the picture above. Are you saying he will stay put?

    • Reflex - May 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Yeah, he’ll arrive on the Yanks right after Felix and Trout. Because no one else can afford to pay their players the amounts they signed them for obviously. And players all secretly want to play in New York, clearly.


    • Alex K - May 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM

      The Cubs aren’t far enough along on the winning cycle to trade for Tulo…OH! You were talking about another team that wears pinstripes. Nevermind.

    • jdd428 - May 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      I would agree Tulo will be wearing pinstripes – whenever the Rockies wear their striped unis (see photo above).

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    They Yankees don’t have anything they could trade to the Rockies that would be worth Tulo. Certainly not just salary relief. As much as I would love for it to happen I just don’t see it at all.

  4. coffeeblack95616 - May 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Abreu is so overrated. After watching him in a few games I’ve seen this guy swing at everything. He struck out on three straight pitches, the last two BOTH bounced before the plate and he missed them by almost a foot. As soon as pitchers figure out that there is no need to throw anything in the strike zone, this guy is going to be a .200 hitter. Basically, he is Adam Dunn, who appropriately enough hits right behind Abreu.

    • jdd428 - May 6, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      Umm… what games are you watching? I think you may need to adjust your set.

  5. necrondi - May 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    U mad bruh??????

  6. necrondi - May 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    U mad bruh????

    • doctornature - May 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

      Is there an echo in here?

  7. coffeeblack95616 - May 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Lol, anyone who uses “bruh” loses their credibility immediately. It’s funny hearing all the junior high school morons use that word, but hearing anyone over 17 use it is scary. And now it’s being texted and posted? Ugh, America is full of stupidity.

    • zebbers - May 6, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      The guy is playing in cold weather for the first time ever.

      Wait until june to see his numbers then.


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