A pair of rookies who began the month in Triple-A share the award of Gillette Presents American League Rookie of the Month, the league announced on Tuesday. Twins outfielder Ben Revere and Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks received the distinction after starting June in Triple-A Rochester and Triple-A Sacramento, respectively.
Revere, who was recalled on June 2, hit .294 (30-for-102) in June with nine RBIs, 14 runs scored, seven stolen bases, four doubles and one triple. The Twins' 2007 first round Draft pick (28th overall) collected his first career three-hit and multi-RBI game on June 8 when he drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning at Cleveland.
Revere is hitting .265 with 10 RBIs, 18 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 44 games with the Twins in 2011. He appeared in 15 games during May before he was optioned to Triple-A on May 22.
Weeks made his Major League debut on June 7 and followed that up with a 3-for-3 night on June 8 at Baltimore. The brother of Brewers All-Star second baseman Rickie Weeks tallied three triples in his first seven games on his way to a .309 average (25-for-81) with six RBIs, 10 extra base hits and six steals in June.
The second baseman recorded seven multi-hit games in June, and his 24 hits in his first 29 games is the third-best ratio in franchise history.
Other rookies who received votes included Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, Mariners right-hander Michael Pineda, Angels pitchers Tyler Chatwood and Jordan Walden, and Yankees starter Ivan Nova.
Jon Star is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.