Chicago Canines infielder Josh Altmann and beginning pitcher Tyler Palm have earned the Rawlings Batter and Pitcher of the Month awards for the opening month of Could, the league introduced Thursday.
Altmann led the league in house runs for a majority of the opening month as he now sits tied for second with seven. He additionally leads the league with a 1.400 OPS and is second with a .424 batting common and 25 RBI.
The Joliet, Illinois native is in his third season of American Affiliation baseball however first again close to house after enjoying the earlier two seasons with Lincoln. He performed greater than 85 video games in each seasons with Lincoln, with the higher of his two seasons being in 2021 when he hit .305 with 29 house runs and 72 RBI.
Altmann’s early season has already had a number of highlights, together with a 3-run game-tying house run within the ninth inning together with his mom within the stands on Mom’s Day in addition to his one centesimal profession house run which he hit within the Canines’ massive collection win in Cleburne, taking 5 of six.
On the pitching facet, righty Tyler Palm has been one of the best among the many starters within the league to start the yr.
Palm has made 4 begins totaling 24 innings and has a 1.13 ERA. He has an ideal 4-0 report in these begins with 17 strikeouts whereas permitting simply three complete earned runs.
After beginning the yr with two five-inning outings, he’s been in a position to stretch it to seven innings in every of his final two. His finest begin of the yr got here on the highway in Cleburne, going seven shutout innings whereas permitting only one hit and placing out six in opposition to a RailRoaders offense that was scorching sizzling going into the collection.
The Waterford, Michigan native is new to the league after beforehand enjoying affiliated ball within the Minnesota Twins group between 2018-2022, reaching as excessive because the AA degree.
Behind Altmann and Palm, the Canines have one of the best report within the league at 13-4 and are three video games up over Cleburne within the East division standings.
Rawlings is the official baseball of the American Affiliation.