Braves: Michael Harris II wins third Rookie of the Month award

dkb220607018 oak vs atl

Braves superstar Michael Harris II, the reigning NL Rookie of the Month, has once again turned in yet another impressive month, earning his third award in four months.

The 21-year-old batted .324 with six home runs, 19 RBIs, five doubles, and four steals over the month of September, helping the Braves go 20-8 and take back sole possession of the NL East. In total, Harris had 10 multi-hit games in September, two of which were three-hit performances, scored 20 runs, had a .569 slugging percentage, and played Gold Glove-caliber defense in center field.

One of the signature moments over that period was the first multi-homer game of his career, including four RBIs in the Braves 8-7 loss to the Mariners on September 11th. To begin the month, Harris hit in seven straight games, which was part of a 15-game hitting streak — the second-longest streak by a Braves rookie, trailing only Freddie Freeman, who had had a 20-game streak in 2011.

On the year, Michael Harris is batting .298 with 19 home runs and 64 RBIs, with a chance to reach the 20/20 mark — 20 long balls and 20 stolen bags. He would be the runaway Rookie of the Year in the National League if it weren’t for teammate Spencer Strider‘s record-breaking rookie season, which included Atlanta’s Huckleberry becoming the fastest pitcher in league history to reach 200 strikeouts — breaking Randy Johnson‘s record.

Photographer: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

Comments

comments

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: