Originally written September 02, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
We've reached September, and the playoffs are upon us. The status quo stayed strong in August, with no playoff teams changing from the beginning of the month until the end of the month. But which players stepped up the most, and which disappointed? Time for the best and worst MLB players of August. AL Hitter of the Month Miguel Cabrera, Tigers. While dealing with nagging injuries this month, Cabrera continued his march to possibly another Triple Crown and certainly another MVP award. In August, he hit .356/.430/.733 with 11 homers. Fun fact of the month: Cabrera's .376 ISO in August was higher than all but two AL players' batting averages in August. Oh. Honorable mentions: Mike Trout, Angels; Shane Victorino, Red Sox; Adrian Beltre, Rangers; Robinson Cano, Yankees; Jason Castro, Astros April winner: Chris Davis, Orioles May winner: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers June winner: Jason Kipnis, Indians July winner: Kyle Seager, Mariners AL Worst Hitter of the Month Nick ...
PLAYERS: Miguel CabreraMike TroutShane VictorinoAdrian BeltreRobinson CanoJason CastroChris DavisJason KipnisKyle SeagerNick FranklinJose AltuveAlcides EscobarIchiro SuzukiNick MarkakisMichael BournJosh HamiltonVernon WellsJayson WerthWill VenableBrandon BeltAaron HillJustin UptonJoey VottoYasiel PuigPete KozmaDan UgglaAdeiny HechavarriaDonovan SolanoJimmy RollinsStarlin CastroAdam LaRocheIke DavisJedd GyorkoYu DarvishDavid PriceMax ScherzerJarrod ParkerIvan NovaAnibal SanchezDerek HollandChris SaleHiroki KurodaJoe SaundersJeremy HellicksonAaron HarangEsmil RogersWei-Yin ChenRoberto HernandezBrett MyersLucas HarrellJon LesterJerome WilliamsJose FernandezAlex WoodClayton KershawCole HamelsMat LatosMatt HarveyAdam WainwrightJake WestbrookEthan MartinJeff LockeEdwin JacksonMike LeakeJonathan SanchezKyle LohseTrevor CahillKyle KendrickAvisail GarciaRobbie GrossmanBrad MillerKole CalhounSonny GrayMartin PerezBrandon BarnesJose IglesiasWil MyersHyun-jin RyuJulio TeheranEvan Gattis
TEAMS: Detroit TigersLos Angeles AngelsBoston Red SoxTexas RangersNew York YankeesHouston AstrosBaltimore OriolesCleveland IndiansSeattle MarinersKansas City RoyalsWashington NationalsSan Diego PadresArizona DiamondbacksAtlanta BravesCincinnati RedsLos Angeles DodgersMiami MarlinsPhiladelphia PhilliesChicago CubsNew York MetsTampa Bay RaysOakland AthleticsChicago White SoxToronto Blue JaysSt. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
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