As of Monday afternoon, the Yankees find themselves in first place in the AL East with a 54-27 record at the official halfway point of the season.
A large part of their success has stemmed from the contributions of youngsters Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andújar, two guys who weren’t even on the opening day roster.
Torres was named as the AL Rookie of the Month for May, and now Andújar has followed suit for the month of June.
The 23-year-old third baseman hit .264 with six doubles, seven homers (led all MLB rookies in HR, and extra base hits), 20 RBI (tied for 1st) and 10 runs scored over 25 games last month.
With Shohei Ohtani sidelined with an elbow injury, AL Rookie of the Year is Torres’ to lose. But Andújar has put himself right in the middle of the conversation. Overall on the season, Andújar is hitting .282/.308/.513 with 12 homers and 38 RBI while collecting an eye-popping 23 doubles in 71 games.