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American League Rookie of the MonthHistory of Award Winners
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Jonathan Papelbon won this award in 2006
Recent history of winners for American League Rookie of the Month. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

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Years Available2001-2018

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Major Leaguers are in bold

Historical Winners - American League Rookie of the Month

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2018Shohei OhtaniPApril76-3 198 L-R 1994-07-05 23Iwate,Japan MLB2013-20192018-2019
2017-   UDFA-ANA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2018Gleyber TorresSSMay86-1 175 R-R 1996-12-13 21Caracas,Venezuela MLB2014-20192018-2019
2013-   UDFA-CHN
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2018Miguel Andujar3BJune36-0 175 R-R 1995-03-02 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2012-20192017-2019
2011-   UDFA-NYA
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2018Lourdes Gurriel2BJuly16-2 185 R-R 1993-10-19 24Sancti Spiritus,Cuba MLB2017-20192018-2019
2016-   UDFA-TOR
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
2018Miguel Andujar3BAugust36-0 175 R-R 1995-03-02 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2012-20192017-2019
2011-   UDFA-NYA
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2018Shohei OhtaniPSeptember76-3 198 L-R 1994-07-05 23Iwate,Japan MLB2013-20192018-2019
2017-   UDFA-ANA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2017Aaron JudgeOFApril206-7 230 R-R 1992-04-26 25Sacramento,California MLB2011-20192016-2019
2013- 1-  32-NYA
Fresno StActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2017Aaron JudgeOFMay206-7 230 R-R 1992-04-26 25Sacramento,California MLB2011-20192016-2019
2013- 1-  32-NYA
Fresno StActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2017Aaron JudgeOFJune206-7 230 R-R 1992-04-26 25Sacramento,California MLB2011-20192016-2019
2013- 1-  32-NYA
Fresno StActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2017Yuli Gurriel3BJuly26-0 190 R-R 1984-06-09 33Sancti Spiritus,Cuba MLB2016-20192016-2019
2016-   UDFA-HOU
ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2017Andrew BenintendiCFAugust135-11 175 L-L 1994-07-06 22Cincinnati,Ohio MLB2014-20192016-2019
2015- 1-   7-BOS
ArkansasActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
2017Aaron JudgeOFSeptember206-7 230 R-R 1992-04-26 25Sacramento,California MLB2011-20192016-2019
2013- 1-  32-NYA
Fresno StActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2016Nomar MazaraRF-OFApril56-4 195 L-L 1995-04-26 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2012-20192016-2019
2011-   UDFA-TEX
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)
2016Nomar MazaraRF-OFMay56-4 195 L-L 1995-04-26 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2012-20192016-2019
2011-   UDFA-TEX
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)
2016Tyler NaquinOFJune86-0 165 L-R 1991-04-24 25Houston,Texas MLB2010-20192016-2019
2012- 1-  15-CLE
Texas A&M U.ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)
2016Tyler NaquinOFJuly86-0 165 L-R 1991-04-24 25Houston,Texas MLB2010-20192016-2019
2012- 1-  15-CLE
Texas A&M U.ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)
2016Gary SanchezCAugust116-2 195 R-R 1992-12-02 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2010-20192015-2019
2009-   UDFA-NYA
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2016Ryon Healy3BSeptember66-5 215 R-R 1992-01-10 24West Hills,California MLB2011-20192016-2019
2013- 3- 100-OAK
OregonFree Agent  
2015Devon Travis2BApril65-9 183 R-R 1991-02-21 24Wellington,Florida MLB2010-20182015-2018
2012-13- 424-DET
Florida StMinorsToronto Blue Jays (AAA)
2015Delino Deshields2BMay75-9 188 R-R 1992-08-16 22Norcross,Georgia MLB2010-20192015-2019
2010- 1-   8-HOU
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)
2015Carlos CorreaSSJune116-4 190 R-R 1994-09-22 20Santa Isabel,Puerto Rico MLB2012-20192015-2019
2012- 1-   1-HOU
ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2015Andrew HeaneyPJuly56-2 164 L-L 1991-06-05 24Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB2010-20192014-2019
2012- 1-   9-MIA
Oklahoma StActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2015Miguel Sano3BAugust136-3 195 R-R 1993-05-11 22San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB2010-20192015-2019
2009-   UDFA-MIN
ActiveMinnesota Twins (MLB)
2015Francisco LindorSSSeptember155-11 175 B-R 1993-11-14 21Caguas,Puerto Rico MLB2011-20192015-2019
2011- 1-   8-CLE
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)
2014Jose Abreu1BApril166-2 258 R-R 1987-01-29 27Cruces,Cuba MLB2014-20192014-2019
2013-   UDFA-CHA
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
2014George SpringerOFMay206-3 205 R-R 1989-09-19 24New Britain,Connecticut MLB2009-20192014-2019
2011- 1-  11-HOU
ConnecticutActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2014Jose Abreu1BJune166-2 258 R-R 1987-01-29 27Cruces,Cuba MLB2014-20192014-2019
2013-   UDFA-CHA
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
2014Jose Abreu1BJuly166-2 258 R-R 1987-01-29 27Cruces,Cuba MLB2014-20192014-2019
2013-   UDFA-CHA
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
2014Matt ShoemakerPAugust56-2 225 R-R 1986-09-27 27Wyandotte,Michigan MLB2006-20192013-2019
2008-   UDFA-ANA
Eastern Michigan U.ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
2014Collin McHughPSeptember36-2 195 R-R 1987-06-19 27Naperville,Illinois MLB2008-20192012-2019
2008-18- 554-NYN
Berry ColFree Agent  
2013Justin GrimmPApril26-4 170 R-R 1988-08-16 24Bristol,Virginia MLB2008-20192012-2018
2010- 5- 166-TEX
GeorgiaMinorsCincinnati Reds (AAA)
2013Nate Freiman1BMay36-7 240 R-R 1986-12-31 26Washington,District of Columbia MLB2006-20172013-2014
2009- 8- 234-SDN
Duke U.Free Agent  
2013Jose IglesiasSS-3BJune45-11 175 R-R 1990-01-05 23Havana,Cuba MLB2010-20192011-2019
2009-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent  
2013Chris ArcherPJuly96-2 165 R-R 1988-09-26 24Clayton,North Carolina MLB2006-20192012-2019
2006- 5- 161-CLE
ActivePittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
2013Martin PerezPAugust46-0 165 L-L 1991-04-04 22Guanare estado Portuguesa,Venezuela MLB2008-20192012-2019
2007-   UDFA-TEX
Free Agent  
2013Wil MyersRFSeptember186-3 190 R-R 1990-12-10 22Thomasville,North Carolina MLB2009-20192013-2019
2009- 3-  91-KCA
ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)
2012Yu DarvishPApril56-5 190 R-R 1986-08-16 25Osaka,Japan MLB2005-20192012-2019
2012-   UDFA-TEX
ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
2012Mike TroutCFMay556-1 200 R-R 1991-08-07 20Millville,New Jersey MLB2009-20192011-2019
2009- 1-  25-ANA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2012Mike TroutCFJune556-1 200 R-R 1991-08-07 20Millville,New Jersey MLB2009-20192011-2019
2009- 1-  25-ANA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2012Mike TroutCFJuly556-1 200 R-R 1991-08-07 20Millville,New Jersey MLB2009-20192011-2019
2009- 1-  25-ANA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2012Mike TroutCFAugust556-1 200 R-R 1991-08-07 20Millville,New Jersey MLB2009-20192011-2019
2009- 1-  25-ANA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2012Yoenis CespedesLFSeptember75-10 200 R-R 1985-10-10 26Granma,Cuba MLB2012-20182012-2018
2012-   UDFA-OAK
ActiveNew York Mets (MLB)
2011Michael PinedaPApril86-5 180 R-R 1989-01-18 22San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2008-20192011-2019
2005-   UDFA-SEA
Free Agent  
2011Jeremy HellicksonPMay186-1 185 R-R 1987-04-08 24Des Moines,Iowa MLB2005-20192010-2019
2005- 4- 118-TBA
Free Agent  
2011Ben RevereCFJune105-9 166 L-R 1988-05-03 23Lexington,Kentucky MLB2007-20192010-2017
2007- 1-  28-MIN
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AAA)
2011Jemile Weeks2B-CFJune55-10 175 B-R 1987-01-26 24Daytona Beach,Florida MLB2006-20172011-2016
2008- 1-  12-OAK
MiamiFree Agent  
2011Eric Hosmer1BJuly176-4 215 L-L 1989-10-24 21Cooper City,Florida MLB2008-20192011-2019
2008- 1-   3-KCA
ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)
2011Mike CarpLF-1BAugust46-2 205 L-R 1986-06-30 25Long Beach,California MLB2004-20192009-2014
2004- 9- 254-NYN
Free Agent  
2011Eric Hosmer1BSeptember176-4 215 L-L 1989-10-24 21Cooper City,Florida MLB2008-20192011-2019
2008- 1-   3-KCA
ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)
2010Austin JacksonCFApril76-1 185 R-R 1987-02-01 23Denton,Texas MLB2005-20182010-2018
2005- 8- 259-NYA
Free Agent  
2010Brennan BoeschRFMay56-5 185 L-L 1985-04-12 25Santa Monica,California MLB2004-20162010-2015
2006- 3-  82-DET
CaliforniaRetired  
2010Brennan BoeschRFJune56-5 185 L-L 1985-04-12 25Santa Monica,California MLB2004-20162010-2015
2006- 3-  82-DET
CaliforniaRetired  
2010Wade DavisPJuly56-5 220 R-R 1985-09-07 24Lake Wales,Florida MLB2004-20192009-2019
2004- 3-  75-TBA
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)
2010Brian MatuszPAugust136-4 200 L-L 1987-02-11 23Grand Junction,Colorado MLB2006-20192009-2016
2008- 1-   4-BAL
San DiegoFree Agent  
2010Neftali FelizPSeptember56-3 180 R-R 1988-05-02 22Azua,Dom Rep MLB2006-20182009-2017
2005-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent  
2009Scott RichmondPApril16-5 223 R-R 1979-08-30 29North Vancouver,BC MLB2004-20192008-2012
2007-   UDFA-TOR
Oklahoma St, Bossier Parish CC, Missouri Valley ColFree Agent  
2009Rick PorcelloPMay76-5 195 R-R 1988-12-27 20Morristown,New Jersey MLB2008-20192009-2019
2007- 1-  27-DET
Free Agent  
2009Nolan ReimoldDH-LFJune66-4 207 R-R 1983-10-12 25Greenville,Pennsylvania MLB2003-20172009-2016
2005- 2-  61-BAL
Bowling Green StRetired  
2009Gordon Beckham2BJuly76-0 175 R-R 1986-09-16 22Atlanta,Georgia MLB2006-20192009-2019
2008- 1-   8-CHA
GeorgiaFree Agent  
2009Andrew BaileyPAugust36-3 220 R-R 1984-05-31 25Haddon Heights,New Jersey MLB2003-20172009-2017
2006- 6- 188-OAK
Wagner ColRetired  
2009Brett AndersonPSeptember36-4 215 L-L 1988-02-01 21Midland,Texas MLB2007-20192009-2019
2006- 2-  55-ARI
Free Agent  
2008David MurphyLFApril46-3 195 L-L 1981-10-18 26Houston,Texas MLB2001-20162006-2015
2003- 1-  17-BOS
Baylor U.Retired  
2008Aaron LaffeyPMay26-1 178 L-L 1985-04-15 23Cumberland,Maryland MLB2003-20182007-2015
2003-16- 468-CLE
Retired  
2008Evan Longoria3BJune296-2 180 R-R 1985-10-07 22Downey,California MLB2005-20192008-2019
2006- 1-   3-TBA
Long Beach St, Rio Hondo CCActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
2008Chris Davis1BJuly126-3 210 L-R 1986-03-17 22Longview,Texas MLB2006-20192008-2019
2006- 5- 148-TEX
Navarro ColActiveBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
2008Alexei RamirezSS-3BAugust46-3 185 R-R 1981-09-22 26Pinar del Rio,Cuba MLB2008-20162008-2016
2008-   UDFA-CHA
Free Agent  
2008Scott LewisPSeptember86-0 185 L-L 1983-09-26 24Washington Court House,Ohio MLB2002-20102008-2009
2004- 3-  77-CLE
Ohio St  
2007Hideki OkajimaPApril16-2 189 L-L 1975-12-25 31Kyoto,Japan MLB1995-20152007-2013
2006-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent  
2007Dustin Pedroia2BMay255-9 180 R-R 1983-08-17 23Woodland,California MLB2002-20192006-2019
2004- 2-  65-BOS
Arizona StActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
2007Brian BannisterPJune46-1 207 R-R 1981-02-28 26Scottsdale,Arizona MLB2000-20102006-2010
2003- 7- 199-NYN
USC  
2007Billy ButlerDHJuly236-2 225 R-R 1986-04-18 21Orange Park,Florida MLB2004-20162007-2016
2004- 1-  14-KCA
Free Agent  
2007Brian BannisterPAugust46-1 207 R-R 1981-02-28 26Scottsdale,Arizona MLB2000-20102006-2010
2003- 7- 199-NYN
USC  
2007Jacoby EllsburyCFSeptember126-1 185 L-L 1983-09-11 23Madras,Oregon MLB2003-20172007-2017
2005- 1-  23-BOS
Oregon StFree Agent  
2006Jonathan PapelbonPApril46-4 220 R-R 1980-11-23 25Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB2001-20162005-2016
2003- 4- 114-BOS
Mississippi StFree Agent  
2006Justin VerlanderPMay366-5 200 R-R 1983-02-20 23Manakin-Sabot,Virginia MLB2002-20192005-2019
2004- 1-   2-DET
Old Dominion U.ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2006Francisco LirianoPJune126-2 185 L-L 1983-10-26 22San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2001-20192005-2019
2000-   UDFA-SFN
Free Agent  
2006Francisco LirianoPJuly126-2 185 L-L 1983-10-26 22San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2001-20192005-2019
2000-   UDFA-SFN
Free Agent  
2006Nick MarkakisRFAugust136-2 195 L-L 1983-11-17 22Glen Cove,New York MLB2003-20192006-2019
2003- 1-   7-BAL
Young Harris ColActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)
2006Boof BonserPSeptember56-4 230 R-R 1981-10-14 24St. Petersburg,Florida MLB2000-20142006-2010
2000- 1-  21-SFN
Free Agent  
2005Gustavo ChacinPApril115-11 185 L-L 1980-12-04 24Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1999-20132004-2010
1998-   UDFA-TOR
 
2005Damon HollinsLF-RFMay35-11 180 R-L 1974-06-12 31Fairfield,California MLB1992-20081998-2006
1992- 4- 117-ATL
 
2005Joe BlantonPJune46-2 220 R-R 1980-12-11 24Nashville,Tennessee MLB2000-20172004-2017
2002- 1-  24-OAK
KentuckyFree Agent  
2005Gustavo ChacinPJuly115-11 185 L-L 1980-12-04 24Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1999-20132004-2010
1998-   UDFA-TOR
 
2005Joe BlantonPAugust46-2 220 R-R 1980-12-11 24Nashville,Tennessee MLB2000-20172004-2017
2002- 1-  24-OAK
KentuckyFree Agent  
2005Robinson Cano2BSeptember306-0 172 L-R 1982-10-22 22San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB2001-20192005-2019
2001-   UDFA-NYA
ActiveNew York Mets (MLB)
2004Gerald LairdCApril46-2 195 R-R 1979-11-13 24Westminster,California MLB1999-20162003-2015
1998- 2-  45-OAK
Cypress ColFree Agent  
2004Kevin Youkilis3BMay106-1 220 R-R 1979-03-15 25Cincinnati,Ohio MLB2001-20142004-2013
2001- 8- 243-BOS
CincinnatiRetired  
2004Bobby CrosbySSJune146-3 195 R-R 1980-01-12 24Lakewood,California MLB1999-20102003-2010
2001- 1-  25-OAK
Long Beach StFree Agent  
2004Robb Quinlan1B-3BJuly136-1 200 R-R 1977-03-17 27St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1998-20102003-2010
1999-10- 311-ANA
MinnesotaFree Agent  
2004Frank FranciscoPAugust16-2 179 R-R 1980-06-11 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1999-20142004-2014
1996-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent  
2004Ross Gload1BSeptember106-0 185 L-L 1976-04-05 28Brooklyn,New York MLB1997-20112000-2011
1997-13- 396-FLO
South Florida  
2003Rocco BaldelliCFApril116-4 183 R-R 1981-09-25 21Woonsocket,Rhode Island MLB2000-20102003-2010
2000- 1-   6-TBA
 
2003Rocco BaldelliCFMay116-4 183 R-R 1981-09-25 21Woonsocket,Rhode Island MLB2000-20102003-2010
2000- 1-   6-TBA
 
2003Hideki MatsuiLF-DHJune76-2 210 L-R 1974-06-12 29Ishikawa,Japan MLB1993-20122003-2012
2002-   UDFA-NYA
Retired  
2003Angel BerroaSS-2BJuly86-0 175 R-R 1980-01-27 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1999-20152001-2009
1997-   UDFA-OAK
 
2003Rafael SorianoPAugust36-1 175 R-R 1979-12-19 23San Jose,Dom Rep MLB1997-20152002-2015
1996-   UDFA-SEA
Retired  
2003Reed JohnsonRF-CFSeptember45-10 180 R-R 1976-12-08 26Riverside,California MLB1999-20152003-2015
1999-17- 523-TOR
Cal St FullertonFree Agent  
2002Carlos Pena1B-DHApril86-2 210 L-L 1978-05-17 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1998-20142001-2014
1998- 1-  10-TEX
Northeastern U.Free Agent  
2002Ryan DresePMay16-3 220 R-R 1976-04-05 26San Francisco,California MLB1996-20112001-2006
1998- 5- 153-CLE
CaliforniaFree Agent  
2002Eric Hinske1BJune56-2 225 L-R 1977-08-05 24Neenah,Wisconsin MLB1998-20132002-2013
1998-17- 496-CHN
ArkansasFree Agent  
2002Rodrigo LopezPJuly26-1 180 R-R 1975-12-14 26Tlalnepantla,Mexico MLB1995-20132000-2012
1995-   UDFA-SDN
Free Agent  
2002Josh Phelps1B-CAugust146-3 220 R-R 1978-05-02 24Anchorage,Alaska MLB1996-20102000-2008
1996-10- 279-TOR
 
2002Josh Phelps1B-CSeptember146-3 220 R-R 1978-05-02 24Anchorage,Alaska MLB1996-20102000-2008
1996-10- 279-TOR
 
2001Ichiro SuzukiRFApril405-11 170 L-R 1973-10-23 27Kasugai,Japan MLB1992-20192001-2019
2000-   UDFA-SEA
Retired  
2001Ichiro SuzukiRFMay405-11 170 L-R 1973-10-23 27Kasugai,Japan MLB1992-20192001-2019
2000-   UDFA-SEA
Retired  
2001Josh TowersPJune16-1 165 R-R 1977-02-26 24Port Hueneme,California MLB1996-20112001-2009
1996-15- 441-BAL
Oxnard Col  
2001CC SabathiaPJuly206-7 250 L-L 1980-07-21 20Vallejo,California MLB1998-20192001-2019
1998- 1-  20-CLE
Free Agent  
2001Ichiro SuzukiRFAugust405-11 170 L-R 1973-10-23 27Kasugai,Japan MLB1992-20192001-2019
2000-   UDFA-SEA
Retired  
2001Ichiro SuzukiRFSeptember405-11 170 L-R 1973-10-23 27Kasugai,Japan MLB1992-20192001-2019
2000-   UDFA-SEA
Retired