Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero, Adrian Gonzalez collect monthly honors.

Alex Guerrero

Alex Guerrero is the National League rookie of the month for April. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)


MILWAUKEE — Two Dodgers players earned trophies from MLB Monday. Adrian Gonzalez was hardly a surprise pick as the National League’s Player of the Month after leading all qualified batters with a .790 slugging percentage and hitting five home runs in the Dodgers’ first three games. No player had achieved the latter feat in baseball history.

The Dodgers have the National League’s top rookie for April as well, but it isn’t Joc Pederson.

Alex Guerrero was given the honor after leading qualified NL rookies with a .423 batting average (11-for-26) and a 1.077 slugging percentage last month, and ranked first among NL rookies and tied for seventh overall in home runs (5) and RBI (13).

Guerrero said he was not aware the award existed before Monday. Since his batting average peaked at .500 on April 26, Guerrero has one hit in his past 12 at-bats. He was benched on Monday in favor of Juan Uribe at third base and Scott Van Slyke in left field against Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse.

Pederson and rookie reliever Yimi Garcia were listed among the runners up for the award.

Adrian Gonzalez leads list of Dodgers on All-Star ballot.

Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez leads the National League in slugging percentage and OPS. (Getty Images)

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez leads the National League in slugging percentage and OPS. He is tied for first in home runs, tied for second in RBIs and fifth in batting average.

Today, he represents the Dodgers’ best chance of having a starting position player in the 2015 All-Star Game in July.

The ballot was revealed Wednesday morning and it contained no surprises among the Dodgers’ contingent: Gonzalez, second baseman Howie Kendrick, shortstop Jimmy Rollins, third baseman Juan Uribe, catcher Yasmani Grandal, left fielder Carl Crawford, center fielder Joc Pederson and right fielder Yasiel Puig.

Balloting is online only this year for the first time ever.

The complete ballot is below:
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