Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman was named the American League Player of the Month for April on Wednesday. The 30-year-old from Victorville, California batted .384 with five home runs and 21 runs batted in. It should be noted that Chapman’s Player of the Month Honours for April also included the lone Blue Jays game in March, a 10-9 Toronto win over the St. Louis Cardinals in which he had three hits.
In 27 games, 99 at bats, and 114 plate appearances, Chapman also scored 17 runs and had 15 doubles, one stolen base, 14 walks, 68 total bases, an on base percentage of .465 and a slugging percentage of .687.
Chapman is the first Blue Jays player to receive Player of the Month Honours since infielder Marcus Semien received the honour in May of 2021. Semien is now with the Texas Rangers.
Despite a great April, Chapman has struggled to begin the month of May. In three games at Fenway Park in Boston, all Blue Jays losses, Chapman is only batting .182 with two hits in 11 at bats.
The Blue Jays meanwhile are currently at 18 wins and 13 losses. They are battling the Baltimore Orioles (20-10), the Boston Red Sox (18-14), the Los Angeles Angels (17-14), and the New York Yankees (17-15) for the three wildcard spots in the American League.