The first month of the Summer 2021 season is in the books! And there’s a three-way tie atop the leaderboard with the Kihei Centipedes coming out hot, looking to build on last season’s playoff appearance. The Central Rays (four game winning streak), Makena Royals (league high +31 run differential), and La Perouse Pirates (defending champs) join them in the top half of the board, and lots of action still remains.
The August 2021 Player of the Month candidates listed below were selected based on their performances during the month of August, with no more than one candidate per team. Voting is open to players, fans, and family, and is limited to 1 vote per individual.
The all-time HR champ is at it again. Jeremy Loque leads the league in average (0.615), on-base percentage (0.688), and slugging percentage (1.000), adding 1 HR and 4 RBIs in the first month. He is second in total bases, despite playing in only 4 of 5 games.
Atop a stellar pitching staff, the Pirates’ Joseph McFarlin leads all of MABL in wins (2, tied), ERA (0.71), and K/IP (1.66). The defending Cy Young winner is also top 5 in OBA and WHIP. He and the Pirates will look to rebound next weekend against the Warriors.
The Centipedes’ Kanale Kahalekai did it from both sides of the ball this month. On the mound, he’s top 3 in OBA (0.215) and WHIP (1.24), and he’s tied for the league lead in wins (2) over 17 innings pitched. At the plate, his last three games (0.462 AVG) have yielded 6 hits and 3 RBIs.
Veteran Barry Takahashi is helping to pace the Royals hot offense thus far, with a 0.450 average and a league-leading 8 RBIs. His 9 hits are tied for second in the league, and overall he’s slashing 0.450/0.500/0.550. This along with 4 runs scored despite hitting between 5th and 9th in the lineup.
Check out the stats page for complete hitting and pitching stats for every player in the league, and cast your vote below for the MABL Player of the Month for August 2021. The poll will remain open through September 11.