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Troy Tulowitzki named National League Player of the Month

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Like there was any other real choice, right?

Doug Pensinger

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been named the National League Player of the Month for April 2014, according to MLB Public Relations.

Tulowitzki hit .364/.477/.727 with seven home runs and 22 runs batted in during the first month of the season. The 29-year-old star ranks in the top five in the National League in the following offensive categories (take a deep breath before you rattle them off out loud):

Total WAR
Offensive WAR
Defensive WAR
Batting average
On-base percentage
Slugging percentage
Runs scored
Total bases
Extra-base hits
Sacrifice flies

I'll just stop there. The point is, it's been another one of those white-hot streaks for Tulowitzki, who is now hitting .400/.500/.730 on the season. He's also on pace to play 150 games, although we should probably now collectively knock very loudly on a giant piece of wood.

The Player of the Month honor is the second of Tulowitzki's career. He won the award for the first time in September of 2010, when he hit 15 homers and drove in 40 runs for a Rockies team that finished with a winning record but missed out on the playoffs.