Scott Kingery Named May Player of the Month

Reading second baseman Scott Kingery hit .325 with 10 homers and 30 runs scored in 30 games during the month of May. (Andy Grosh/MiLB.com)

By Bill Rosario / Eastern League | June 6, 2017 10:00 AM ET

Portland, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce Reading Fightin Phils second baseman Scott Kingery has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Month for the month of May.

Kingery batted .325 (41-for-126) with seven doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 30 runs scored, 13 RBIs, a .388 on-base percentage, and a .667 slugging percentage in 30 games during the month. The 23-year old had at least one hit in 22 of the 30 games he played in during the month of May and had multiple hits in 13 of those games, including going 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs and four runs scored in Reading's 8-7 loss against the visiting New Hampshire Fisher Cats on May 21st. That performance helped Kingery take home the Eastern League Player of the Week Award for the period of May 15th-May 21st, during which he hit .300 with five homers, nine runs scored, and six RBIs in six games.

The 5'10", 180 lb. slugger led all Eastern League players in home runs (10), runs scored (30), total bases (84), stolen bases (8), slugging percentage (.667), and OPS (1.055) during the month of May and tied for the league lead in extra-base hits (20). He also finished ranked among the monthly league leaders in hits (41-2nd) and batting average (.325-8th).

Kingery is batting .311 (65-for-209) with 12 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs, 51 runs scored, and 32 RBIs in 52 games for the Fightin Phils this season. He currently leads the league in home runs, runs scored, slugging percentage (.651), extra-base hits (33), and total bases (136), and is tied for second in the league with 13 stolen bases.

Scott, who is currently rated by MLB.com as the 11th best prospect in the Philadelphia organization, was selected by Philadelphia in the second round of the 2015 draft after hitting .392 with 53 runs scored in 54 games as a junior at the University of Arizona.

Scott Kingery's Stats - May 2017

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
30
.325
126
41
7
3
10
13
30
8
12
.667


Scott Kingery's Stats - 2017 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
52
.311
209
65
12
4
17
32
51
13
24
.651

 

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