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A.J. Pollock Named National League Player of the Month

The former Irish outfielder took home the honors after a terrific start to the season.

San Franciso Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Arizona Diamondbacks and former Notre Dame Fighting Irish outfielder A.J. Pollock has been named the National League Player of the Month for March/April. Pollock opened the season batting .291 with 9 home runs and 24 RBIs through his first 27 games. Pollock finished the month by slashing .321/.387/.929 with 5 home runs and 8 RBIs over the last seven games, including a three home run performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 30.

Pollock, who has missed significant time with injury over the past two seasons, is looking to regain his 2015 form that saw him slash .315/.367/.865 with 20 home runs and 76 RBIs while also being named to the National League All-Star Team. This season is off to a good start as he has been one of the better players on a Diamondbacks team that currently sits at 21-9, the best record in the National League, and second in the MLB to only the Boston Red Sox.