8. Atlanta Braves Player in July: Sean Murphy
Like Jimenez before him on this list, Sean Murphy was part of an off-season trade that brought him to Atlanta. Granted, Murphy's deal garnered a few more headlines than Joe Jimenez's. As a part of a three-team deal, the Braves ended up parting ways with William Contreras, Manny Pina, Kyle Muller, Freddy Tarnok, Royber Salinas, and Justin Yeager.
Naturally, Murph is having a career year in his first season with the Braves. He currently has 64 RBI, just two shy of his career-best set last season for Oakland. His .922 OPS towers over his career .791 OPS.
July was Murph's least productive with the bat this season, but it was still good enough to register as our eighth-best player of the month. Sean Murphy hit .214 with three homers and 11 RBI in July.
After posting an OPS in the .900s in each of the first three months of the season, Murphy finished July with a .770 OPS. That was still seven percent better than the league average, but it was a considerable drop in production from Murphy on offense.
Nonetheless, his offensive output was better than average and his defensive prowess only added value to the equation. Despite the down month (by his standards) Murphy still finished as our eighth-best Braves player in the month of July.
By the way, he's tearing it up in August so far with 1.037 OPS through eight games.