Shohei Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Month for April

Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani had a memorable, sometimes historic month of April. On Wednesday, that performance was rewarded when he was named the American League Rookie of the Month.

Factoring in Ohtani’s prowess as both a hitter and pitcher, this award is certainly not surprising. He did well in both roles over the first month of the season.

At the plate, Ohtani hit .341/.383/.682 with four home runs in March/April. On the mound, he was 2-1 with a 4.43 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts in 20.1 innings.