Strat-O-Matic Sim: Astros, Dodgers Lead League Standings; Weaver, Maeda, Soler, Murphy May Awards

Strat Continues Baseball Season Simulation; All-Star Voting Also To Begin Thursday; Rays, Indians, Nationals, Cards Also Top Divisions; Repeat A.L. Winner Soler Now Has 25 Home Runs After Blasting 13 In May; Murphy Hits .402 For The Month
GLEN HEAD, N.Y. - June 4, 2020 - PRLog -- For the second straight month, Jorge Soler of the hanging-in-there (31-29) Kansas City Royals earned American League Player of the Month honors, highlighting the May award winners as Strat-O-Matic's ( simulation of the 2020 baseball season enters June. The Houston Astros (41-19) and Los Angeles Dodgers (40-18) hold the best A.L and N.L. records, respectively, with Tampa Bay (37-24), Cleveland (37-23), Washington (37-21) and St. Louis (34-26) leading the other divisions through two months of play. Strat-O-Matic updates results and standings daily at

Strat-O-Matic also announced today that it has opened All-Star voting, based on the statistics generated in the simulation to date. Fans may vote at, and may view each player's statistics via links from the main simulation page linked above. Voting continues through July 1, with the All-Star Game scheduled for July 14.

In addition to Soler, who hit 13 home runs and drove in 38 runs (1.215 OPS) during May to increase his MLB-leading totals to 25 and 70, winners include A.L. Pitcher of the Month Kenta Maeda of the Twins (3-1, 1.62 ERA), N.L. Player of the Month Daniel Murphy of Colorado (.402, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 1.110 OPS), and N.L. Pitcher of the Month Luke Weaver of Arizona (4-0, 1.77 ERA).

Despite a league-best eight wins from off-season prize pickup Gerrit Cole, the Yankees slumped in May, dropping to 31-29, 5.5 games behind Tampa Bay in the A.L. East and three games out of the wild card, with Oakland (36-25) and Minnesota (34-26) in a virtual tie for the two spots. Atlanta (33-27), San Diego (32-28) and Chicago (32-28) are tied atop the N.L. Wild Card standings.

Some of the other individual league leaders through May 31 include:

• Tommy Edman, St. Louis, N.L. batting (.359);
• Luis Arráez, Minnesota, A.L. batting (.351)
• Trevor Story, Colorado, N.L. home runs (23); N.L. runs (51)
• Keston Hiura, Milwaukee, N.L. RBI (52)
• Nelson Cruz, Minnesota, A.L. runs (44)
• Yonny Chirinos, Tampa Bay, A.L. victories (8, tied with G. Cole, NYY)
• Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles, N.L. victories (8); ERA (1.85)
• Blake Snell, Tampa Bay, A.L. ERA (1.36); strikeouts (119)
• Jacob deGrom, New York, N.L. strikeouts (109)

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