Rookie of the Month Award

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The Rookie of the Month Award is a Bull League award named by each league every month of the regular season. Both the Metropolitan League (ML) and the Lake League (LL) have given out the award since 1995 to the rookie player (pitcher or position player) with the best performance over the course of that month.

Recipients since 2015

John Rambo became the first player to win the Rookie of the Year in four consecutive months, doing so in 2020. He went on to push the record up to six consecutive months, becoming the first player to ever sweep the award in each month of a 162-game season, with wins in August and September of that year. Until then, only three players had won the award in even three consecutive months, Matthew Cross, Tak-keung Yang and Lan-quing Siew. Only Cross had won it over two separate years. Players in bold indicate members of the Hall of Fame.

Year Month Metropolitan League
(formerly American Eagle League)
Lake League
Player Team Player Team
1995 to 1999
1995 June Dave Norman Denver Highlanders Scotty McLawson Montreal Metros
July Shane Powers Denver Highlanders Scotty McLawson (2) Montreal Metros
1996 June Mike Edwards Chicago Pit Bulls Errol Corfield Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Ken Archer California Tidals Juan Gonzales New York Minutemen
1997 June Gordie Schomberg Nevada Speeders Jacobo Corella Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Adam Gordon San Diego Seagulls Carlos Angel Montreal Metros
1998 June Tiananmen Square San Diego Seagulls Jeff Groulx Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Eric Ball Calgary Chinooks Jeff Groulx (2) Chicoutimi Cinquantes
1999 June Ricky Ortiz Seattle Salts Barry Janmaat Hamilton Industrials
July Vinícius Traado Richmond Ravens Marcos Alvarez Montreal Metros
August Matthew Cross California Tidals Bill Krant Kingston Battlements
2000 to 2009
2000 June Matthew Cross (2) California Tidals Eric Tessier Toronto Ducks
July Matthew Cross (3) California Tidals Setsuo Kimura New York Minutemen
2001 June Serge Fournier San Diego Seagulls Danny Lucas Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Jimmy Hankel Richmond Ravens Gilberto Flores Boston Brawlers
2002 June Bryan McMenemy Seattle Salts Mike Keown Kingston Battlements
July Justin Reid Chicago Pit Bulls Mike Keown (2) Kingston Battlements
2003 June Hyun-chul Goo Nevada Speeders John Espinoza Hamilton Industrials
July Jeremy Fleming Denver Highlanders John Espinoza (2) Hamilton Industrials
2004 June Rodrigo Ramirez Denver Highlanders Casta Moreno Toronto Ducks
July Godfrey Halsema California Tidals Casta Moreno (2) Toronto Ducks
August Brad Bogus Nevada Speeders Guido Groeneveld Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2005 June Enrique Aredondo California Tidals Miguel Tafoya Toronto Ducks
July Sukeaki Masuda Seattle Salts Miguel Tafoya (2) Toronto Ducks
August Enrique Aredondo (2) California Tidals Alex Viramontes Montreal Metros
2006 June Koji Kondo Calgary Chinooks Sohichiro Waki Montreal Metros
July Koji Kondo (2) Calgary Chinooks Sohichiro Waki (2) Montreal Metros
2007 June Joe Burch Seattle Salts Danny Mendez Montreal Metros
July Zenjiro Suga Nevada Speeders Danny Mendez (2) Montreal Metros
2008 June Alan Isimo Richmond Ravens Jonathan French Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Alan Isimo (2) Richmond Ravens Jonathan French (2) Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2009 June Ken Hampton San Diego Seagulls Danny Rosa Ohio Oxen
July Victor Gomez Chicago Pit Bulls Danny Rosa (2) Ohio Oxen
2010 to 2019
2010 June Ger Vaartjes San Diego Seagulls R.J. Ray Boston Brawlers
July Hardball McCaul Nevada Speeders Devin Thomas Kingston Cannons
August Hardball McCaul (2) Nevada Speeders R.J. Ray (2) Boston Brawlers
2011 June Celestino Caparica Denver Highlanders Todd Salvato Hamilton Industrials
July Jesus Felix Denver Highlanders Masamune Yamada Hamilton Industrials
August Roberto Lozano Denver Highlanders Danny Estrada Ohio Oxen
2012 June Willard Sanders San Diego Seagulls Pedro Salgado Ohio Oxen
July Tsuruo Yoshioka Arizona Cowboys Mokuo Kajioka New York Minutemen
August Qing-lai Chen Denver Highlanders Pedro Salgado (2) Ohio Oxen
2013 June Gus Magherini Dallas Lawmen Angelo Vasquez Chicago Pit Bulls
July Danny Logan Jacksonville Ravens Angelo Vasquez (2) Chicago Pit Bulls
August Jerry Bravo Dallas Lawmen Roberto Castro Chicago Pit Bulls
2014 June Bronson Jamieson Norfolk Sharks Alphonso George Montreal Metros
July Ryan Vallis Seattle Salts Alphonso George (2) Montreal Metros
2015 June Jon Martinez San Diego Seagulls Mike Strang Chicago Pit Bulls
July Jay Roc Calgary Inferno Tommy Crompton Boston Brawlers
2016 June Ramon Gomez Arizona Cowboys Ollie Oxenfree Ohio Oxen
July Brian Currell Denver Highlanders Victor Sarmiento Toronto Ducks
August Brian Currell (2) Denver Highlanders Craig Gnarly Ohio Oxen
2017 May Jose Soto Anchorage Aces Dennis Guppy Detroit Motorheads
June Gabel Reyes Jacksonville Ravens Jason Nelson Battle Creek Attack
July Jose Soto (2) Anchorage Aces Nick Seer Rimouski Fighting Moose
August Chris Huber Nevada Speeders Gaetan Accornero Boston Brawlers
2018 May Chris Zerkle St. Petersburg Admirals Jorge Chavarria Toronto Nomads
June Tak-keung Yang Arizona Cowboys Evandro Cerigo Minneapolis Ravens
July Tak-keung Yang (2) Arizona Cowboys David Herbst Chicago Pit Bulls
August Tak-keung Yang (3) Arizona Cowboys Les Groves Louisville Sluggers
2019 April Hiroki Omiya California Tidals Dan Log Pittsburgh Iron Pigs
May Mike Sclafani Norfolk Sharks Lan-quing Siew Minneapolis Ravens
June Hiroki Omiya (2) Minneapolis Ravens Lan-quing Siew (2) Minneapolis Ravens
July Hiroki Omiya (2) Minneapolis Ravens Lan-quing Siew (3) Minneapolis Ravens
August Omar Little Calgary Inferno Payton Bint Detroit Motorheads
September Omar Little (2) Calgary Inferno Orlando Rios Boston Brawlers
2020 to date
2020 April Jose Santos Dallas Deputies John Rambo Chicago Pit Bulls
May Roberto Gutierrez Washington Freedom John Rambo (2) Chicago Pit Bulls
June Bill Mahoney Norfolk Sharks John Rambo (3) Chicago Pit Bulls
July Hiromitsu Hattori California Tidals John Rambo (4) Chicago Pit Bulls
August Jose Torres Calgary Inferno John Rambo (5) Chicago Pit Bulls
September Nate Cavanaugh Norfolk Sharks John Rambo (6) Chicago Pit Bulls
2021 April Fernando Mendolla Calgary Inferno Nick Yagaslov Toronto Nomads
May Fernando Mendolla (2) Calgary Inferno Nick Yagaslov (2) Toronto Nomads
June Georges Henri Nevada Speeders Ray James Boston Brawlers
July Fernando Mendolla (3) Calgary Inferno Makanaakua Mano Chicago Pit Bulls
August Mannus van Hulzen Arizona Cowboys Lorenzo Gutierrez Minneapolis Ravens
September Fernando Mendolla (4) Calgary Inferno Makanaakua Mano (2) Chicago Pit Bulls

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