MLB Announces Chevrolet Featured Players of the Week
Five-time All-Star JD Martinez Boston Red Sox and four-time All-Star Judge Aaron of the New York Yankees, who set a new American League single-season home run record on Tuesday night, have been chosen American League Co-players of the week presented by Chevrolet**, and Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson** was named National League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet. The announcements were made earlier today on MLB Network.
Martinez won his 10th career Player of the Week award and his first since April 2021. With the honor, Martinez becomes the 20th player of all time to earn at least 10 Player of the Week picks. He is the third Boston player to win this season, after Trevor Story (May 23) and Xander Bogaerts (September 6). Judge’s selection was the seventh of his career and third this season (also on July 25 and August 1). The only other Yankees player to win this year was Matt Carpenter (July 18). Olson won his first career Player of the Week award and is Atlanta’s second recipient this season, joining Austin Riley (July 11).
Other notable AL performances last week included Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger (.345, 6 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, .793 SLG); All-Star outfielder Mike Trout (.355, 6 R, 4 2B, 3 HR, 3 RBI, .774 SLG), two-way All-Star Shohei Ohtani (1-1, 0.69 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 3 H, 16 SO; .297, 3 R, 2 2G, 2 RBI), pitcher Michael Lorenzen (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 6 H, 15 SO) and in/outfielder Taylor Ward (.389 , 6 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB) of the Los Angeles Angels; All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander (1-0, 0.75 ERA, 2GS, 12.0 IP, 6H, 18SO) of the Houston Astros; and second baseman Whit Merrifield (.467, 6 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, .633 SLG) of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Other standout NL performances for the week included Miami Marlins outfielder Bryan De La Cruz (.389, 6 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB, .694 SLG); outfielder Brandon Nimmo (.407, 5 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .704 SLG) and All-Star Jeff McNeil (.483, 6 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .724 SLG) the New York Mets, who won the Tony Gwynn NL Batting title; All-Star slugger Albert Pujols (.400, 7 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 1,067 SLG) of the St. Louis Cardinals; rookie pitcher Hunter Greene (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2GS, 12.0 IP, 6H, 18SO) of the Cincinnati Reds; pitcher Eric Lauer (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 1H, 16 SO) of the Milwaukee Brewers; and Olson’s teammate Kenley Jansen (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 5G, 4SV, 5.0IP, 1H, 8SO) from the Braves.
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