Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun may have the inside track to repeat as the National League Most Valuable Player, but Padres third baseman Chase Headley continues to make a legitimate case for himself.
On Tuesday, Headley’s case grew stronger when Major League Baseball announced that Headley was the National League Player of the Month for September. This is the second time in as many months that Headley has named National League Player of the Month.
In September, Headley hit .324 with a .410 on-base percentage and hit nine home runs and drove in 30 RBIs.
In August, where Headley was too Player of the Month, he hit .306 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs
Headley is the first Padres player since Ken Caminiti (August- September 1996) to be named National League Player of the Month twice in a season.
Headley has caught the eye of Brewers manager Ron Roenicke
“To have that (production) in San Diego, that’s pretty amazing,” Roenicke said on Padres.com “He needs to be talked about a lot more than he has been. To have that kind of year in that place? Phenomenal.
For the year, Headley is batting .285 with career high 31 home runs and 113 RBIs.