McMahon Named April Player of the Month

Hartford second baseman Ryan McMahon belts a deep homer at Dunkin' Donuts Park on April 29, 2017. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Bill Rosario / Eastern League | May 4, 2017 1:00 PM ET

Portland, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce Hartford Yard Goats infielder Ryan McMahon has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Month for the month of April.

McMahon batted .375 (30-for-80) with eight doubles, two triples, four home runs, 20 RBIs, 12 runs scored, a .422 on-base percentage, and a .675 slugging percentage in 20 games during the month. The 22-year old had at least one hit in 17 of the 20 games he played in during the month of April and had multiple hits in seven of those games. One of those multiple hit performances came on April 17th when McMahon went 5-for-7 with a triple, a homer, six RBIs and three runs scored in a 16-14, 13-inning loss against Harrisburg at Dunkin' Donuts Park. The six RBIs set a new Hartford franchise record and the five hits tied the franchise record.

The 6'2", 185 lb. slugger led all Eastern League players in hits (3), total bases (54), and RBIs (20) during the month of April and tied for the league lead in triples (2). He also ranked among the monthly leaders in extra-base hits (14-2nd), OPS (1.097-2nd), doubles (8-tied 2nd), batting average (.375-3rd), slugging percentage (.675-3rd), and on-base percentage (.422-7th).

McMahon, who is a native of Yorba Linda, California, was named the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of April 17th-April 23rd after batting .440 (11-for-25) with one homer, 10 RBIs, four runs scored and two stolen bases in six games during that week.

Ryan, who is hitting .364 and is tied for the league lead with 20 RBIs in 22 games for the Yard Goats this season, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California .

Ryan McMahon's Stats - April 2017

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
20
.375
80
30
8
2
4
20
12
2
8
.422


Ryan McMahon's Stats - 2017 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
22
.364
88
32
9
2
4
20
14
4
9
.414

 

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