Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sanó has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 30th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Sanó batted .524 (11-for-21) with four runs scored, a double, three home runs and 11 RBI over five games. Among AL leaders, Minnesota’s slugger finished first in RBI; tied for first in hits; second in batting average and total bases (21); tied for third in home runs; fourth in slugging percentage (1.000); tied for fifth in extra-base hits (4); and seventh in on-base percentage (.545). In the midst of his third season, this is Miguel’s first career Player of the Week Award.
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending April 30th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Zimmerman hit .500 (13-for-26) with 11 runs scored, two doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI over six games to claim his fourth career NL Player of the Week Award, last winning on July 22, 2012. The University of Virginia product paced the Majors in home runs, RBI and total bases (30). Among his NL counterparts, Ryan finished second in runs scored and slugging percentage (1.154), tied for second in batting average and extra-base hits (7), and third in hits. This is the Nationals’ second consecutive weekly award, following Ryan’s teammate Bryce Harper, and a player from the NL East has earned the award each week so far in 2017 (J.T. Realmuto and Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins won the previous two weeks).