The Kansas City Royals announce that third baseman Mike Moustakas is the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for June, while right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez is the club's Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media.
Moustakas led the team with a .299 batting average and 15 RBI, his highest monthly total since reaching the Majors in 2011. This is his second career Royals Player of the Month honor as he also won in April.
Volquez is the Pitcher of the Month in his third month with the Royals. He compiled a 4-1 mark, with his win total tying for first in the Major Leagues. Volquez, who turns 32 tomorrow, won four straight starts from June 10 to 26, including three on the road.
Fans have the opportunity to vote for the Royals Majestic Player of the Month all season long by visiting area Kansas Sampler and Rally House locations or the Royals Majestic Team Store at Kauffman Stadium. Participating fans will automatically be entered to win a VIP Experience package which includes an apparel prize pack, tickets to a Royals game and the opportunity to present the Player of the Month award.