Originally written September 30, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Well folks, this is the end. Aside from one critical game between the Rays and Rangers, the MLB regular season is done. And with that, it's time for the final edition of the best and worst, this time looking at September. The pennant race, September call-ups, and guys just playing out the string generally makes for some ridiculous stats, and this month was no exception. AL Hitter of the Month Mike Napoli, Red Sox. Holy crap, Mike Napoli. He only played 20 games and got 79 plate appearances in September, but Napoli made the most of it, hitting .333/.494/.733 with six homers, 14 runs, 16 RBI, and somehow, 19 walks. The Red Sox coasted to the AL East title this month, and Napoli was a big part of that success. Honorable mentions: Josh Donaldson, Athletics; Mike Trout, Angels; Prince Fielder, Tigers; David Ortiz, Red Sox; Sal Perez, Royals April winner: Chris Davis, Orioles May winner: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers June winner: Jason Kipnis, Indians July winner: Kyle Se...
PLAYERS: Mike NapoliJosh DonaldsonMike TroutPrince FielderDavid OrtizChris DavisMiguel CabreraJason KipnisKyle SeagerJP ArencibiaVernon WellsLorenzo CainJosh PhegleyDarin MastroianniJosh HamiltonAlcides EscobarNick FranklinHunter PenceHanley RamirezMatt HollidayShin-Soo ChooAndrew McCutchenJustin UptonJoey VottoYasiel PuigJayson WerthAlexi AmaristaBJ UptonRyan HaniganDarwin BarneyJuan LagaresKyle BlanksAdam LaRocheIke DavisStarlin CastroJedd GyorkoPete KozmaUbaldo JimenezHisashi IwakumaBartolo ColonAnibal SanchezDan StrailyJustin VerlanderYu DarvishDerek HollandChris SaleHiroki KurodaJoe SaundersScott DiamondDavid HuffJarrod ParkerLucas HarrellPaul ClemensBrett MyersJon LesterJerome WilliamsKris MedlenAndrew CashnerMarco EstradaMatt CainGerrit ColeMichael WachaAdam WainwrightMatt HarveyClayton KershawJose FernandezJohn HellwegBronson ArroyoPatrick CorbinJuan NicasioRandall DelgadoRyan VogelsongJonathan SanchezKyle LohseTrevor CahillKyle KendrickJake WestbrookJosmil PintoWil MyersKole CalhounJames PaxtonBrett OberholtzerBrandon BarnesJose IglesiasAvisail GarciaAllen CraigChristian YelichEvan Gattis
TEAMS: Boston Red SoxOakland AthleticsLos Angeles AngelsDetroit TigersBaltimore OriolesCleveland IndiansSeattle MarinersToronto Blue JaysNew York YankeesKansas City RoyalsChicago White SoxMinnesota TwinsSan Francisco GiantsLos Angeles DodgersSt. Louis CardinalsCincinnati RedsPittsburgh PiratesAtlanta BravesWashington NationalsSan Diego PadresChicago CubsNew York MetsTexas RangersHouston AstrosMilwaukee BrewersMiami MarlinsArizona DiamondbacksColorado RockiesPhiladelphia PhilliesTampa Bay Rays
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