J-Rod, Harris recognized as June's Rookies of the Month

July 2nd, 2022

The Rookie of the Month Award winners for June were announced on Saturday, with Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez winning American League honors for the second straight month and Braves center fielder Michael Harris II taking home the award in the National League.

Rodríguez is the first Mariners rookie to win multiple Rookie of the Month Awards since Ichiro Suzuki earned the honor four times in 2001 en route to the AL MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards.

The 21-year-old Dominican was even better in June than he was in May, recording a .280/.361/.542 slash with seven homers, 16 RBIs, 22 runs scored and five steals in 29 games.

In the NL, Harris was crowned Rookie of the Month after hitting .347 with four homers, four steals, 16 RBIs, 18 runs scored and a .945 OPS in 27 games.

The 21-year-old Georgia native made his MLB debut on May 28 and has quickly established himself as a big league regular. Harris is the Braves’ first NL Rookie of the Month Award winner since Austin Riley in 2019.