Alvarez named NL Rookie of the month
Pedro Alvarez was named the National League rookie of the month on Monday afternoon.
Alvarez batted .311 with five home runs, 26 RBI and 10 runs scored in the month of September. He also had a 11-game hitting streak during this stretch and was also named Player of the Week when he batted .467 and had 21 RBI’s.
“I’m just trying to go out there and compete every day, and not worry too much about the results — but trust in my process and game plan,” Alvarez said at the time. “I believe that more times than not, it will pay off my way.”
Alvarez is just the second Pirate to earn NL Rookie of the month since 2005. (Garrett Jones was the other in 2009)