AL/NL Players Of The Week (4/17)
The “Player of the Week” honors have been announced for last week (week ending April 17, 2016) and their have been two players for both the American League and National League.
The American League:
- Mark Trumbo, RF: The thirty-year old has had a huge impact on the Baltimore Orioles since being traded from the Mariners this past offseason. Last week in particular was record-breaking for Trumbo as he hit two homeruns in just one inning as the Orioles staged an epic comeback against the Texas Rangers on Friday. In all he had five homeruns and 11 RBIs just last week.
- Jose Altuve, 2B: Altuve is not only a clutch member of the Houston Astros’ lineup, he also adds a sense of leadership a very young ball club. Last week the twenty-five year old hit .407 along with three homeruns and seven RBIs and two stolen bases. Altuve is also tied for most runs scored in the Majors with thirteen and leads with a total of six stolen bases so far in 2016.
The National League:
- Bryce Harper, OF: Last week, at just twenty-three years old, Harper reached the 100-mark in homeruns hit, making him one of the youngest to ever do so. His success at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park continued as he tied a MLB record for six consecutive games with homeruns at one stadium in particular. He hit .346 in seven games last week along with four homeruns and 12 RBIs.
- Nolan Arenado, 3B: For the second consecutive week, a member of the Colorado Rockies has received the weekly honors as the rookie Trevor Story was named for his heavy hitting ways. This week his fellow infielder, the twenty-five year old Arenado made his stamp on the 2016 season by hitting four homeruns and 12 RBIs in six games last week while hitting .333 with .852 slugging. Arenado is currently leading the MLB with 16 RBIs.