RHP Nathan Eovaldi selected Rangers Player of the Month for May

Texas native led MLB with a 0.96 ERA last month

June 1st, 2023

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has been selected Rangers Player of the Month for May.  Voting was completed by media members and broadcasters who cover the club on a regular basis.

The veteran starter posted a 4-0 record with a 0.96 ERA (4 ER/37.2 IP) over 5 games/starts for Texas last month, allowing one-or-zero runs in 4 of his 5 outings.  His 0.96 ERA was the best in MLB among pitchers with 25.0-or-more innings, and it was just the 7th time in Rangers history that a pitcher has recorded an ERA below 1.00 in a full month (minimum 30.0 innings).  His 4 wins were tied for the Major League lead.

Eovaldi produced just the second month in Texas history for a pitcher to have a sub-1.00 ERA with a WHIP of 0.85-or-lower (min. 30.0 IP), joining Charlie Hough in September 1983.  He ranked among American League leaders for the month in opponent OPS (2nd, .495), opponent slugging percentage (2nd, .264), innings (3rd, 37.2), WHIP (4th, 0.85), opponent batting average (5th, .178), opponent on-base percentage (6th, .232), and home runs allowed per 9 innings (6th, 0.48).  He was one of 5 American League pitchers with a complete game in May.

Eovaldi is just the second pitcher to win the Rangers’ monthly honor since the start of 2022, joining Martín Pérez, who won the award last May.  Eovaldi joins outfielder Adolis García as team monthly honorees in 2023, as García was selected for the award in March/April.

For the season, Eovaldi is 7-2 with a 2.42 ERA, ranking among American League leaders in complete games (1st, 2), wins (T2nd, 7), home runs allowed per 9 innings (2nd, 0.36), innings (4th, 74.1), ERA (6th), walks allowed per 9 innings (6th, 1.70), WHIP (9th, 0.996), and strikeout-to-walk ratio (10th, 5.00).