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Astros 3B Alex Bregman, recent AL Player of the Week

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Alex Bregman playing field in 2017 photo by Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, via wikipedia commons

Third baseman Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending July 1st.

Other noteworthy performances last week included outfielder Nicholas Castellanos (.393, 6 R, 7 XBH, 12 RBI) of the Detroit Tigers; closer Edwin Díaz (5 G, 0.00 ERA, 5 SV, 7 SO) and starting pitcher James Paxton (2-0, 1.20 ERA, 15.0 IP, 21 SO) of the Seattle Mariners; backstop Robinson Chirinos (.429, 4 XBH, 9 RBI, 1.000 SLG) of the Texas Rangers; outfielder Aaron Hicks (.421, 6 R, 4 HR, 6 RBI) and All-Star starter Luis Severino (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.2 IP, 15 SO) of the New York Yankees; starter Brad Keller (1-1, 0.60 ERA, 1 CG, 15.0 IP) of the Kansas City Royals; and starter Blake Snell (2-0, 0.63 ERA, 14.1 IP, 20 SO) of the Rays.

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Alex Bregman will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

Bregman posted a slash line of .464/.516/1.179 with seven runs scored, 13 hits, five doubles, five home runs, 10 RBI and two stolen bases over seven games played to earn his first career AL Player of the Week Award. Among qualified AL leaders, Alex finished his outstanding week first in hits, doubles, extra-base hits (10), total bases (33), home runs, batting average and slugging percentage; second in RBI and on-base percentage; tied for second in runs scored; and tied for third in stolen bases. This is Houston’s third weekly award of the 2018 season, following his teammates Justin Verlander (April 16th) and Evan Gattis (June 18th).

On Tuesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park, the Albuquerque, New Mexico native went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, three doubles, a homer and two RBI to propel the Astros to a 7-0 victory. Bregman became the first player in franchise history to post those numbers in a single contest, and the 35th in AL history. In his following game, the LSU product batted 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, two doubles and his third homer in as many days. The round-tripper was his first career walk-off homer and capped off a comeback win in which the Astros trailed by five runs earlier in the game. Additionally, Alex, who also earned AL Player of the Month honors for June, became the first slugger in team history to log multiple doubles, a home run and two RBI in consecutive games. Over the weekend, Bregman clubbed a two-run home run on both Friday and Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays, totaling 16 homers on the season. The second overall selection of the 2015 MLB Draft joined Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell (May 1996 and August 2000) and Richard Hidalgo (September 2000) as the only players in franchise history to register at least 10 home runs and 30 RBI in a single month.

 

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