Alex Verdugo had quite the month of June.
I do not know if I am alone in this, but I was scared that Dugie was about to go on a long negative regression period. He has not.
He started the month of June with some terrible numbers as seen here:
He was 102% below league average over the first third of the month. Yikes. Dugie got better as the month progressed, though:
That all changed in the second third of the month with Verdugo getting back to 22% above league average and the Verdugo we have come to expect with the healthy batting average and on-base percentage. The fantastic 10.8 K% is a great indicator of that success being sustained.
He even took it to another level to close out the month:
Verdugo was arguably the best hitter in baseball to end the month of June and inserted himself back into All-Star Game consideration.
Dugie continutes to be a welcome presence in the lineup and is key to the Dodgers for his ability to hit both left-handed pitching and right-handed pitching. For a rookie, he continues to be an advanced baseball player on both sides of the ball. He is among the league leaders and rookie leaders in wins above replacement as well as in the entirety of the league for defensive runs saved due to his elite center field defense.