Clayton Kershaw (35), a star of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB), was selected as the National League pitcher who performed the most outstandingly in April.
On the 4th (Korean time), MLB.com announced the selection of players and pitchers of the month for April.
Kershaw was selected as the National League (NL) Pitcher of the Month. This is the 7th award in his personal career, and it has been 7 years since May 2016.
Kershaw started 6 games during the month of April and pitched 38 innings, going 5-1 with an ERA of 1.89. He struck out 41 batters, bringing his strikeout rate to 9.7 per nine innings.
In a home game against the New York Mets on the 19th of last month, Kershaw pitched 7 innings, 3 hits, 9 strikeouts and no runs, and achieved 200 wins in his personal career.
Kershaw, who played an active role as the best pitcher in the 2010s, seemed to be walking downhill from frequent injuries since 2019, but he is showing off his revival at the beginning of this season.
In the American League (AL), Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees) was selected as the Pitcher of the Month for the 6th time in his personal career.안전놀이터
Cole pitched in six games in April and threw 40⅔ innings, giving up only five runs and posting an ERA of 1.11. His strikeouts were 44.
Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves) from the NL and Matt Chapman (Toronto Blue Jays) from the AL were named as Players of the Month, respectively.
Acuña Jr. had a batting average of 0.352, an on-base percentage of 0.440, and a slugging percentage of 0.546 in 27 games last month. He hit 9 doubles on 4 home runs, and harvested 14 RBIs. He also made 13 stolen bases.
Chapman played an active part in 27 games with a batting average of 0.384, 5 homers and 21 RBIs. His OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) reached 1.152.
The NL and AL Rookie of the Month went to James Outman of the Dodgers and Josh Young of the Texas Rangers.