Alex Rodriquez’ OPS this month, to date, is 1.427 – which is off the charts.
This made me wonder: How many times has A-Rod had an OPS of .900 (or better) in a month for the Yankees? Here’s the answer:
If you throw out October 2005 (due to the small number of ABs that month), you can see this has happened ten times. Half of those ten times happened in 2005.
The interesting thing on this chart is the month of May. Alex has always had a great May while playing in the Bronx. Should he continue this trend, Alex Rodriguez just may post the greatest “first-half” stats in his Yankees career this season. And, considering that A-Rod has usually been a strong July and September performer for the Yankees, Rodriguez may just post his greatest Yankees season (to date) this year. The key will be how he does in June and August.
When A-Rod was the MVP in 2005, he had big months in June and August. If he does that again this June and August, he could be looking at another MVP for his trophy case.