If Kevin Kramer is trying to make a case that he should be the second baseman of the future in Pittsburgh, then he went about it the right way during the month of June. Kramer hit for a .330/.375/.681 line with six homers in 105 plate appearances, which was enough for him to be the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for the month of June.

Kramer currently has a .282/.342/.498 line with 11 homers in 273 at-bats in his first run through Indianapolis, with those numbers being elevated due to his recent success. He had a .724 and a .729 OPS, respectively, in the first two months of the season. He wasn't hitting for power in April, and wasn't hitting for average in May when the power started to show up. He finally combined everything for the month of June.

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