Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees Named May’s American League Player of the Month Presented by Chevrolet; Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers Named May’s National League Player of the Month Presented by Chevrolet

June 2nd, 2023

Reigning American League Most Valuable Player Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has been named the American League Player of the Month presented by Chevrolet for May, and All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been voted the National League Player of the Month presented by Chevrolet for May.

Judge claimed his sixth career AL Player of the Month Award, previously winning in September/October 
2022; July 2022; May 2022; September 2017; and June 2017. The four-time All-Star is now responsible for 
each of the Yankees’ last four Player of the Month Awards. The last Yankees player other than Judge to take home the monthly honor was his teammate DJ LeMahieu in June 2019. Judge becomes the 13th player ever to win at least six Player of the Month Awards, and he matches Alex Rodriguez for the most in franchise history. Freeman picked up his third career NL Player of the Month Award, and his first since joining the Dodgers prior to the 2022 season. He previously won with the Atlanta Braves in September of his 2020 NL MVP Award-winning campaign and in September 2016. Freeman is the first Dodgers player 
to be honored since his former teammate Cody Bellinger in April of his NL MVP Award-winning 2019 season.

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees (@thejudge44)
• The 31-year-old outfielder hit .342 (26-for-76) with 12 home runs, 25 RBI, five doubles, one stolen base, 23 runs scored, an .882 slugging percentage and a .474 on-base percentage in 21 games played last month.
• Judge homered in three consecutive games (four homers total) from May 28th-May 30th, including his third multi-homer game of the month on May 29th at Seattle. It marked the 10th time in his career in which Judge went deep in three straight games.
• The two-homer performance on May 29th was his 31st career multi-homer game, marking the most multi-homer performances over a player’s first 774 games in Major League history. Judge had three extra-base 
hits in the game overall, marking the fifth such game of his career and his first since last September at Milwaukee.
• The three-time Silver Slugger Award winner drilled a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on May 23rd against the visiting Baltimore Orioles, forcing a 10th inning in an eventual 6-5 victory.
• The 2017 AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award winner led New York to a 7-4 win with a pair of home runs on May 15th against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre a night before slugging a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning of New York’s 6-3 win over Toronto on May 16th.
• The California native reached base safely in each of his last 18 games of the month dating back to May 12th. During that stretch, he slashed .354/.494/.969 with 20 runs, four doubles, 12 homers, 23 RBI, 18 walks and a stolen base. Judge has reached base safely in 41 of his 47 games played this season overall.
• Entering play today, the Fresno State University product leads the Majors in slugging (.679), OPS (1.089), AB/HR (9.33) and game-winning RBI (nine); ranks second in home runs (18); is tied for third in extra-base hits (28); is tied for fifth in on-base percentage (.410); ranks sixth in total bases (110); eighth in runs scored (41); and tied for eighth in walks (34). Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers (@freddiefreeman)
• The 33-year-old hit .400 (46-for-115) with six home runs, 26 RBI, 17 doubles, one triple, four stolen bases, 28 runs scored, a .722 slugging percentage and a .462 onbase percentage over 28 games played in May.
• Freeman, who hit safely in all but two games last month, owns an active 20-game hitting streak dating back to May 10th. He recorded multiple hits in 14 of those 20 games, batting .457 during the streak. The 20-game hitting streak is tied for the second-longest of his career, trailing a 30-game stretch with Atlanta in 2016, and it marks his longest streak as a Dodger.
• The six-time All-Star registered 24 extra-base hits during the month to set a new franchise record, surpassing the previous mark of 23 by Babe Herman (July 1930) and Hall of Famer Duke Snider (June 1954). In addition, his 17 doubles during May set a new franchise record for any calendar month, surpassing Herman’s 16 doubles in July 1930.
• The California native went 4-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in a 9-3 victory over the visiting Washington Nationals on May 30th at Dodger Stadium, marking his second four-hit contest of the season.
• Freeman slugged his 300th career home run with a grand slam on May 18th at St. Louis, joining Ruben Sierra (2004) as the only players in Major League history to deliver a grand slam for career homer number 300.
• An All-MLB Team selection in each of the last four seasons, Freeman posted back-to-back games with a home run and three RBI as the Dodgers picked up an 8-1 road win over the Milwaukee Brewers on May 10th and defeated the visiting San Diego 
Padres, 4-2, on May 12th. 
• The three-time Silver Slugger Award winner enters play today leading the Majors with 23 doubles, 34 extra-base hits and 134 total bases while ranking second in hits (79) and batting average (.346).

Others receiving votes for AL Player of the Month presented by Chevrolet included first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (.260, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 7 2B, 7 R, .420 SLG) and shortstop Bo Bichette (.350, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 6 2B, 1 3B, 2 SB, 15 R, .542 SLG, .386 OBP) of the Blue Jays; and outfielder Luis Robert Jr. (.310, 8 HR, 17 RBI, 9 2B, 1 SB, 23 R, .640 SLG, .373 OBP) of the Chicago White Sox.

Others receiving votes for NL Player of the Month presented by Chevrolet included outfielder Jorge Soler (.271, 12 HR, 25 RBI, 2 2B, 20 R, .626 SLG, .355 OBP) of the Miami Marlins; first baseman Pete Alonso (.219, 10 HR, 21 RBI, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 SB, 19 R, .543 SLG, .339 OBP) of the New York Mets; outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (.298, 7 HR, 17 RBI, 7 2B, 1 3B, 10 SB, 25 R, .561 SLG, .372 OBP) and designated 
hitter Marcell Ozuna (.297, 9 HR, 20 RBI, 3 2B, 17 R, .626 SLG, .360 OBP) of the Braves; and outfielder Juan Soto (.333, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 11 2B, 5 SB, 13 R, .632 SLG, .482 OBP) of the Padres