Rookie of the Month Award

Major League Baseball Players Who Won Rookie of the Month

The Rookie of the Month Award was first given by Major League Baseball in 2001 to the rookie who statistically stood out from all the rest during the month.

Gillette, a valued business partner of Major League Baseball since 1939, is now - starting in 2007 - the presenting sponsor of the MLB Rookie of the Month Award which recognizes the top performing rookie in both the American League and National League. The MLB Rookie of the Month Award presented by Gillette is an on-going multiplatform marketing campaign involving Gillette, Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Advanced Media.

"It's not usually my defense that gets recognized. My goal is to play solid defense rather than putting an emphasis on flashy play. Looking back, after playing nine years in Japan, I was a little embarrassed to be called a 'rookie' here in the U.S., but this was my first time playing in the U.S. except time I spent playing winter ball in Hawaii, so I was a rookie this year." - Ichiro Suzuki in USA Today (Seth Livingstone, 11/21/2001)

Rookie of the Month Award

Rookie of the Month Award Official Logo by Gillette

Rookie of the Month Award Official Logo by Gillette

In Chronological Order

Year
Month

American League (Team)

Pos

National League (Team)

Pos

2001

April

RF

1B

May

RF

1B

June

RF

P

July

P

3B

August

RF

P

September

RF

P

2002

April

1B

P

May

P

OF

June

3B

P

July

P

P

August

DH

P

September

DH

OF

2003

April

CF

1B

May

CF

RF

June

LF

P

July

SS

3B

August

P

CF

September

OF

3B

2004

April

C

SS

May

3B

OF

June

SS

LF

July

IF

LF

August

P

SS

September

OF/1B

LF

2005

April

P

SS

May

OF

OF

June

P

3B

July

P

P

August

P

P

September

2B

1B

2006

April

P

1B

May

P

P

June

P

P

2B

July

P

2B

August

OF

OF

September

P

P

2007

April

P

OF

May

2B

OF

June

P

3B

July

IF/DH

3B

August

P

SS

September

OF

1B

2008

April

CF

C

May

P

3B

June

3B

P

July

1B

3B

August

2B

C

September

P

1B

2009

April

P

IF

May

P

RF

June

OF

P

July

3B

OF

August

RP

OF

September

P

3B

2010

April

CF

RF

May

OF

RF

June

OF

1B

July

P

C

August

P

P

September
P
3B
2011
April
P
IF
May
P
IF
June
OF
RP
2B
July
1B
1B
August
1B
RP
September

1B

SS

2012
April
P
P
May
OF
OF
June
OF
SS
July
OF
1B
August
OF
IF
September
OF
OF
2013
April
P
C
May
1B
C
June
IF
OF
July
P
P
August
P
P
September
OF
P
2014
April
1B
SS
May
OF
2B
June
1B
OF
July
1B
P
August
P
P
September
P
P
2015
April
2B
PH
May
OF
3B
June
SS
3B
July
P
IF
August
3B
3B
September
SS
1B
2016
April
RF
SS
May
RF
P
June
CF
SS
July
CF
2B
August
C
CF
September
3B
2B
2017
April
RF
P
May
RF
OF / 1B
June
RF
OF / 1B
July
1B
SS
August
LF
1B
September
RF
OF / 1B
2018
April
P / DH
3B
May
2B
OF
June
3B
LF
July
2B
LF
August
3B
LF
September
P / DH
LF
2019
April
2B
1B
May
2B
3B
June
Not Yet Announced (07-2019)
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Not Yet Announced (07-2019)
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July
Not Yet Announced (08-2019)
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Not Yet Announced (08-2019)
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August
Not Yet Announced (09-2019)
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Not Yet Announced (09-2019)
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September
Not Yet Announced (10-2019)
--
Not Yet Announced (10-2019)
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Year
Month

American League (Team)

Pos

National League (Team)

Pos

Rookie of the Month Award | Bold Names = Won Rookie of the Year Award



Nominees for the Rookie of the Month Award are determined by on-field statistical criteria. To access information on the winners, see their monthly performance, go to the respective player, select the number in the G (Games Played) column next to the year they won the award, and daily stats appear, grouped by each month!
Baseball Almanac chose a Fred Lynn quote to open the page because Gillette used Lynn (winner of the 1975 Rookie of the Year Award ) to help launch the program in May 2008 in what they called a Satellite Media Tour in New York City.
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