Yermín Mercedes Named American League Rookie of the Month

Mercedes slashed .415/.455/.659 with 5 home runs, 16 RBI, and a 218 wRC+.

White Sox DH Yermín Mercedes was named the American League’s Rookie of the Month for April on Monday afternoon.

Mercedes, 28, slashed .415/.455/.659 with 5 home runs, 16 RBI, and a 218 wRC+. His 485-foot home run on April 8 is the longest in baseball this season, and he owns five of the six longest homers on the White Sox this season (485, 449, 431, 431, and 421 feet).

The surprise superstar of baseball’s opening month has reached rabid levels of fandom in just a matter of weeks since his red-hot start to the season that has shown no signs of slowing through April.

Now dubbed ‘The Yermínator’ by fans, Mercedes even has his own signature cheeseburger at Bridgeport eatery staple, ‘Fabulous Freddies.’

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