Butler Named A.L. Rookie of the Month
Good news on the Royals front today, as the club now boasts back-to-back winners of the American League Rookie of the Month award. Billy Butler has been selected as the league’s top rookie for the month of July after hitting .341 with six doubles, one triple, three home runs and 24 RBI. He also recorded a .527 slugging percentage and scored 13 runs.
Pitcher Brian Bannister took home the honor for June after going 5-1 with a 2.75 ERA in six starts.
The two became just the second and third Royals to win the award, joining shortstop Angel Berroa (July 2003).