Franco named NL Rookie of the Month

Third baseman puts up impressive numbers throughout June

Franco named NL Rookie of the Month

Maikel Franco's stellar numbers in the month of June earned the Phillies' third baseman National League Rookie of the Month honors.

During the month, Franco hit .352 with eight home runs and 24 RBIs. He also had an 11-game hit streak and two five-RBI games in back-to-back contests against the Yankees on June 22 and 23.

He ranks among the top five rookies in nearly every major offensive category. He's fourth in average (.305), fifth in home runs (10) and fourth in RBIs (34).

A bright spot for the Phillies this season, Franco is second on the team in home runs and RBIs, only trailing Ryan Howard.      

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.