Geovany Soto wins Gillette NL Rookie of the Month


Cubs catcher Geovany Soto was the August recipient of the National League Rookie of the Month Award presented by Gillette. In 24 games, Soto hit .355 (27-76) with five doubles, three home runs and one triple, while driving in 21 and scoring 17 times. The 25-year-old also had a 1.010 on-base plus slugging percentage during August.
Soto beat out three other rookies for the honor, including fellow Cub Jeff Samardzija, who posted a 1-0 record with a perfect 0.00 ERA, while striking out 13 in 14.1 IP.
In addition to presenting the award, Gillette will also donate $5,000 in the name of Soto to one of the Cubs’ official charities. Fans get a 20 percent say in all Gillette Rookie of the Month voting at
Zach Martin

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