atlanticleague.com


Atlantic League Monthly Award Recipients Announced


(Lancaster, Pa., June 4, 2018) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced the recipients of the league’s Player and Pitcher of the Month awards for April/May of 2018.

Long Island Ducks infielder Jordany Valdespin and New Britain Bees infielder Deibinson Romero have been named the Atlantic League’s Co-Players of the Month. Valdespin led the league in five different offensive categories during April and May, including hits (45), runs (29), total bases (73), extra-base hits (17) and at bats (131). Additionally, he ranked second in slugging percentage (.557) and triples (3), third in doubles (10) and seventh in batting average (.344). The four-year MLB veteran played in each of Long Island’s 31 games during that span as well.

Romero led the Atlantic League in slugging percentage during April and May while also ranking in the league’s top five in five other categories. He was second in the circuit in home runs (6), RBIs (26), and total bases (67) while sitting fourth in hits (42) and batting average (.356). The 31-year-old played in and started 31 of New Britain’s first 32 games this season and compiled a .421 on-base percentage.

Lancaster Barnstormers left-handed pitcher Nate Reed has been named the Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Month. The southpaw led the Atlantic League with five wins, posting a perfect 5-0 record, along with a league-best 1.04 earned run average. In 26 innings of work, he conceded just four runs (three earned) on 20 hits and six walks while striking out 25 batters. Additionally, the 30-year-old held opponents to a .215 batting average and a .275 on-base percentage. Lancaster won all six games that Reed started between April and May.

“Jordany, Deibinson and Nate all were tremendously impressive during the season’s opening months,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “There were many deserving candidates for the first monthly awards of 2018, and we would like to congratulate these three players on being honored.”

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information regarding the Atlantic League, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.
 

###



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2018
2017
2016
2015

Browse by Month »

June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015