Miami Marlins Jorge Soler Potential National League Player of the Month
Over the past week or so Miami Marlins power hitter Jorge Soler showed the National League why he is a hitter that should be feared. Soler has been hot all month long and has come in clutch multiple times to lead the Marlins to the victory. The Marlins have only three series left this month including a trip to Colorado for a four game set, followed by a trip to Anaheim to play the Angels for three games, and they close out the month with a series against the Padres, two of which are in May.
Through the 21st of May Soler has been knocking the ball out of the park, literally, as he has smashed seven home runs with a batting average of .282. Soler has also driven in 17 runs and has scored 13 runs as well and is among the league leaders in all those categories. As a comparison Freddie Freeman is hitting .370 with 4 home runs and 18 RBI and 17 runs scored for the month and Mookie Betts is hitting .271 with 6 home runs and 17 RBI and 15 runs scored over the same period.
Over the same period Pete Alonso is hitting .194 with 7 home runs, 16 RBI, and 11 runs scored and another National League sluggers Juan Soto and Paul Goldschmidt don't even come close to similar stats as Soler. Needless to say, Soler has been among the leagues best hitters this month and if his hot streak continues, he should earn some votes for player of the month and could potentially win it.
Soler on Sunday continued playing at a high level despite the Marlins loss to the Giants in San Francisco. The Marlins slugger went 4-for-5 with one home run and three RBI. Soler could really stand out among the crowd if he uses his trip to Colorado well and adds one or two more home runs in the four game set. Either way, Soler should easily be a part of the conversation for player of the month and Marlins fans look forward to seeing him continue his hot play.