DJ LeMahieu's stellar month of June was recognized by the MLB on Wednesday, when they named him the American League Player of the Month.
LeMahieu has been arguably the Yankees' MVP this season, and that was before his best month of the season thus far. The Yankees' utility infielder slashed .395/.434/.658 with six homers, eight doubles, two triples and 29 RBI last month, while collecting a hit in 23 of the team's 25 games.
Hitting over .400 in June? Yeah, that will do it.- MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2019
DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon are your Players of the Month. pic.twitter.com/JeYksUL05Q
The 30-year-old has been an absolute gem for the Yankees this season, and without a doubt the best signing of the year for GM Brian Cashman. LeMahieu's contact-first style at the plate and sound defense has made him an interchangeable piece in Aaron Boone's lineup, but one that he has kept in whenever he can.
He has a knack to hit with runners in scoring position as well, leading the Yankees with an outstanding .473 average with 49 RBI, four homers and five doubles as well. It would explain why LeMahieu leads this slugging Yankees lineup with 61 RBI as well as hits, batting average, and doubles.
LeMahieu's first half production was also recognized by the fans, being named the starting second baseman for the American League All-Star Team on July 9 in Cleveland.
Will he be able to replicate this insane production over the second half? LeMahieu hasn't been showing any signs of slowing down.