New York Yankees: DJ LeMahieu The AL Player Of The Month For June 2019

New York Yankees, DJ LeMahieu
Jun 25, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A .395 average. A .434 OBP. An OPS of almost 1.100 and a slugging percentage of almost .700. DJ LeMahieu went on an absolute tear in June for the New York Yankees and won his first career MLB Player Of The Month award.

In 114 at-bats, LeMahieu tallied 45 hits, 29 RBI, and mashed six home runs. He drew eight walks, stole two bags, and struck out 19 times.

With his red hot June, LeMahieu raised his average into the .340s and was elected by the fans to start the 2019 All-Star Game at second base, his primary position. He continued his outstanding defensive play throughout the month.

His June success helped propel the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays as the team was 17-9 in June. Plus, the Yankees started the month 4-8, meaning they ended off winning 13 out of 14.

LeMahieu’s former teammate Charlie Blackmon won the player of the month on the National League Side for the Colorado Rockies.

The Yankees will continue to lean on DJ LeMahieu to support and lead the offense out of the leadoff spot.