Suarez named NL Player of the Month
CINCINNATI — Eugenio Suárez has been named National League Player of the Month for September, his first monthly award.
In the season’s final month, Suárez ranked second in the NL with 10 home runs to go along with 18 runs batted in and a .337 batting average.
Suárez was also near the top of the NL leaderboard for the month with a .455 on-base percentage and a .747 slugging percentage.
The award caps off a record breaking season for the 28-year-old. Suárez’s 49 home runs in 2019 set a new single-season record for NL third basemen and for all Venezuelan-born players.
Suareze also tied Reds’ Hall of Fame first baseman Ted Kluszewski’s 1954 total for the second-most long balls in a year in team history.
Suarez is the third Reds player to win a monthly award this season along with right-handed starting pitcher Luis Castillo for March/April and outfielder Ariistides Aquino in August.
The Reds have three Players of the Month in the same season for the first time since 1988 when lefthander John Franco was the Reliever of the Month for July, outfielder Eric Davis for August and left-handed starting pitcher Danny Jackson, also for August.
Here are the Major League Baseball Players of the Month for September as announced by the league on Monday:
Players of the Month
NL – Eugenio Suárez, Cincinnati
AL – Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay
Pitchers of the Month
NL – Jack Flaherty, St. Louis
AL – Gerrit Cole, Houston
Rookies of the Month
NL – Pete Alonso, New York Mets
AL – Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox
Relievers of the Month
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NL – Brent Suter, Milwaukee
AL – Brandon Workman, Boston