Earlier, Bill announced our Players of the Month for the Reds minor league system. Now it’s time to reveal the Redleg Nation Player of the Month for the major league club. This one should come as no surprise.
Ken Griffey, Jr., is the Player of the Month for May 2007. The legendary slugger had a month that reminded everyone that he can still play this game.
During May, Kenneth slugged 10 homers, second-most in the majors (behind Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder). Griffey batted .306, with a .403 on-base percentage and a .595 slugging percentage, for an outstanding 998 OPS. He also drove in 22 runs during the month, which trailed only Adam Dunn among Reds.
Really, though Scott Hatteberg and Adam Dunn had outstanding months as well, this wasn’t a close race. In fact, Ken Griffey, Jr., was a unanimous selection among Redleg Nation editors for the award.
Congrats to Ken Griffey, Jr., our Player of the Month for May.
April 2007 Player of the Month: Josh Hamilton