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Austin Riley named NL Rookie of the Month for May

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The first of what will hopefully be a career filled with accolades for Austin Riley.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball announced on Monday that slugging Braves rookie Austin Riley was named National League Rookie of the Month for May.

This accolade comes after Riley hit .356/.397/.746 with seven homers, 20 RBI, and a 190 OPS+ despite playing just 15 games in May. The meteoric rise for Riley has been something to behold, and has drawn praise from all around baseball. Those efforts, combined with his outrageous production, culminated with this accolade for Riley on Monday. Congratulations to Austin Riley, your May 2019 Rookie of the Month!