Carlos Ruiz got hit by 7 pitches in May, and that makes him the easy choice for Plunk Everyone Player of the Month for May 2012. The last 7 plunk month in the majors was April of 2011 by Carlos Quentin. When Ruiz holds his press conference to accept the award, we can expect him to thank Tommy Hanson, Gio Gonzalez, Daniel Bard, Lucas Harrell, Jon Lester, Jake Westrbrook, and Kyle Lohse for their contributions to his winning this award.
The American League award goes to Asdrubal Cabrera for his 4 HBPs and .714 Bacon. Luke Scott, Matthew Joyce and Travis Hafner also got hit 4 times for AL teams in May, but Cabrera batted more consistently, so he gets the American League Plunk Everyone Player of the Month award for May 2012.