Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves and Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels are the respective winners for the National and American Leagues for Major League Baseball and its Player of the Week Honours.
Ohtani Continues To Dazzle With His Two-Way Play
Ohtani earned his fourth career AL Player of the Week Award and his second in the last three weeks. Mike Trout accomplished the feat during his AL MVP Award-winning 2019 season with the Angels.
For Ohtani he posted a slash line of .286/.400/1.143 with eight runs scored, six home runs, eight RBI, four walks and a stolen base in six games.
Ohtani also received Player Of The Month for the month of June for the American League. He is the first Angels winner since Mike Trout in September 2018.
Ohtani had a .309 batting average with 20 runs scored, six doubles, a triple, 13 home runs, 23 RBI, four stolen bases and a .889 slugging percentage across 25 games.
Albies Nets First Player Of The Week Honours
After receiving his All-Star Game nod on the Sunday, Albies got his Player Of The Week Nomination on Tuesday to give him a great start to the week.
Albies 400 with three homers, 13 RBIs, and a 1.167 OPS in six games last week.
Albies does not only impress with his bat but also with his glove at 2nd base. On defense in 2019 he had the best fielding percentage of all major league second basemen (.994). He has a .990 fielding percentage so far in 2021 that is tops in the league.
With the 2020 season shortened by COVID-19, Albies also missed a month due to injury. He still managed to have a .271/.306/.466 slash line with 6 home runs and 19 RBIs.