HOUSTON, TX - Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker was named the American League Player of the Month for September-October today.
It is the first Player of the Month award for the 24-year-old Astros outfielder. For the combined months, Tucker led the AL in OPS (1.130) while hitting .346 with 10 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 19 RBI. His .438 on-base pct. and .692 slugging pct. both ranked second in the AL in that span.
After a slow start in April, Tucker has been one of the top hitters in the Majors. Since May 1, he leads the AL in OPS (.986), batting average (.320), on-base pct. (.387) and slugging pct. (.600). For the season, Tucker hit .294 in 140 games with 37 doubles, 30 home runs and 92 RBI while posting a club-best .917 OPS. Defensively, he was one of the top right-fielders in the game, posting a MLB-best .948 Zone Rating while ranking fourth for his position in fielding pct. (.992).
Tucker becomes the first Astros player to earn Player of the Month honors since Alex Bregman in August of 2019. He will be available to the media tomorrow during the Astros workout.