Colorado Springs catcher Matt McBride, who led all Minor League Baseball™ players with 31 RBI and an .811 slugging percentage last month, and a pair of pitchers with earned run averages under one are among those who have been honored with their league’s May Topps Player of the Month award. The Topps Company of New York, N.Y., in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, announces the winners.
Matt McBride (28) of Bethlehem, Pa., hit .358 and led the Pacific Coast League in RBI (31), slugging percentage (.811) and OPS (1.195). The Colorado Springs Sky Sox catcher tied for the league lead in home runs (7) and extra-base hits (20). The Colorado Rockies acquired McBride as part of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade with Cleveland in July 2011.