Legends On Deck

MLB Player of the Week: 3B Jose Ramirez – Indians (April 10-16)

Every week our writers at Legends on Deck look to stand out from the rest as we pick who we feel should be awarded with the weekly honors in the Major Leagues. Sometimes it may be that both us and MLB pick the same ball player, but please note that who we choose is solely from our point of view.

For the week spanning April 10 – 16, third baseman for the Cleveland Indians, Jose Ramirez, has been awarded with our MLB Player of the Week honors.

Ramirez made his major league debut with the Indians in 2013, batting .333 (4 for 12) in 15 games.

In 2014, he played in 68 games batting .262, with two home runs and 17 RBIs.  Then in 2015, he played in 97 games, batting .219, with six home runs and 27 RBIs.

But 2016 was his breakout season, as he helped lead the Indians to the World Series. During the regular season, the 22-year old batted .312, with 46 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 76 RBIs and 22 stolen bases om 152 games.

In the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs, Ramirez batted .310 (9 for 29), with a double, home run and two RBIs.

So far in 2017, Ramirez is on a tear, batting .362 (17 for 47), with three doubles, three home runs and 13 RBIs.

Over the past week, he is batting .520 (13 for 25), with two doubles, two home runs, 8 RBIs and four walks. He currently has a five game hitting streak, and has four multi-hit games in the past week. His two home runs came in one game on April 15th against the Detroit Tigers.

Ramirez looks to have another breakout season, as he works to help take the Indians back to the Fall Classic.

Congratulations to Jose Ramirez for winning LOD’s MLB Player of the Week award.

Honorable Mention

Eric Thames of the Milwaukee Brewers had a great past week as he batted .458, with 11 runs scored, two double, six home runs, nine RBIs, two walks.

 

David Conde
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