José Abreu will have a new award for his mantle after one of the best months of his career. MLB announced on Wednesday that Abreu won the A.L. Player of the Month award for August.
In addition to that impressive stat line, Abreu tied a major league record for homering in four consecutive at-bats. Abreu was also extra clutch late in games. Six of his 11 home runs and 14 of his 29 RBI came in the 7th inning or later, according to FanGraphs. After the 7th inning, Abreu’s average jumped to .394 as well.
This is Abreu’s third Player of the Month Award. He won in April 2014, his first full month in the big leagues, and again in July 2014.
His current 1.9 WAR is second among A.L. position players, only behind teammate Luis Robert who has a 2.1 WAR.
Robert also won a monthly award for the White Sox as MLB named him the A.L. Rookie of the Month.