Chicago Canine infielder Josh Altmann and beginning pitcher Tyler Palm have earned the Rawlings Batter and Pitcher of the Month awards for the opening month of Might, the league introduced Thursday.
Altmann led the league in residence runs for a majority of the opening month as he now sits tied for second with seven. He additionally leads the league with a 1.400 OPS and is second with a .424 batting common and 25 RBI.
The Joliet, Illinois native is in his third season of American Affiliation baseball however first again close to residence after taking part in the earlier two seasons with Lincoln. He performed greater than 85 video games in each seasons with Lincoln, with the higher of his two seasons being in 2021 when he hit .305 with 29 residence runs and 72 RBI.
Altmann’s early season has already had a number of highlights, together with a 3-run game-tying residence run within the ninth inning along with his mom within the stands on Mom’s Day in addition to his one hundredth profession residence run which he hit within the Canine’ massive sequence win in Cleburne, taking 5 of six.
On the pitching facet, righty Tyler Palm has been the most effective among the many starters within the league to start the 12 months.
Palm has made 4 begins totaling 24 innings and has a 1.13 ERA. He has an ideal 4-0 report in these begins with 17 strikeouts whereas permitting simply three whole earned runs.
After beginning the 12 months with two five-inning outings, he’s been capable of stretch it to seven innings in every of his final two. His finest begin of the 12 months got here on the highway in Cleburne, going seven shutout innings whereas permitting only one hit and placing out six towards a RailRoaders offense that was scorching sizzling going into the sequence.
The Waterford, Michigan native is new to the league after beforehand taking part in affiliated ball within the Minnesota Twins group between 2018-2022, reaching as excessive because the AA stage.
Behind Altmann and Palm, the Canine have the most effective report within the league at 13-4 and are three video games up over Cleburne within the East division standings.
Rawlings is the official baseball of the American Affiliation.