New York, NY (Sports Network) - Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis hasbeen named National League Rookie of the Month for April.
The 26-year-old finished his first major league month with six home runs, 16RBI, a .566 slugging percentage and 43 total bases -- all of which is best inbaseball for all first-year players.
Gattis went deep in his big league debut on April 3 in a 9-2 demolition ofthe Phillies, becoming the seventh man in Atlanta Braves history to accomplishthe feat. He went on to lead all rookies with five game-winning RBI in April,finished second in total runs scored, third in hitting with a .250 average andfourth in total hits.
Other rookies receiving consideration included Cardinalspitcher Shelby Miller, Reds hurler Tony Cingrani and Brewers pitcher JimHenderson.