Categories
Sports

Major League Baseball Player Of The Week June 20th

Our latest Players Of The Week have dropped in Major League Baseball with Los Angeles Angels two way star Shohei Ohtani and Washington Nationals left fielder Kyle Schwarber given the honours for the American and National League’s respectively.

Ohtani Second Consecutive Angels Winner

With Catcher Max Stassi receiving the American League Honours last week and Ohtani this week, should one have to wonder how the Angels are fairing without Mike Trout?

If anything it speaks to the Angels potential with all these players in the lineup despite their well documented pitching struggles. The Angels currently sit fourth in the American League West with a 36-38 record.

Ohtani posted a slash line of .296/.387/963 with six runs scored, eight hits, six home runs, nine RBI and a stolen base over seven games played. He tossed six innings with five strikeouts in his start on last Thursday allowing one run in the process.

He is also battling Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays for the Major League lead in home runs. They both have 23.

Nationals Kyle Schwarber Named National League Player of the Week

Left fielder Kyle Schwarber led the National League with six home runs and tied for the lead with 11 RBI to earn Player Of The Week Honours.

He also went 10-for-26 with a .414 on-base percentage, a 1.077 slugging percentage and a 1.491 OPS in seven games this week. He hit safely in six of the seven games.

Schwarber is third in the National League with 18 home runs, eighth in slugging percentage (.518) and 12th in OPS (.843). 

The last time a Nationals player won Player Of The Week Honours was August 2019 when then National Anthony Rendon won the award in August 2019.