If someone measured how good a month was by how many times AJ Pierzynski got hit by a pitch, July 2012 was the best July ever. Pierzynksi got hit by 5 pitches in July, leading all major league batters for the month. That earns him the July 2012 Plunk Everyone Player of the Month Award for the American League. He was hit by Ricky Romero, Luis Mendoza, Brian Duensing, Scott Feldman, and Nick Blackburn.
In the National League, the July 2012 Plunk Everyone Player of the Month Award goes to Ricky Weeks. Weeks was one of four NL players to get hit by 4 pitches in July, but he had the best BACON for the month among those with 4 plunks, at .641. Carlos Quentin, Rod Barajas and Dan Uggla also got hit by four pitches in July, but they showed some seriously terrible batting consistency. Quentin had .563 BACON, Barajas was at .532, and Dan Uggla was at .295.
Congratulations to Pierzynski and Weeks, the July 2012 Plunk Everyone Players of the Month