Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been one of the best hitters of the month of June. However, the slugger reached another level last week, earning the American League Player of the Week Award.
It is the fourth time that Guerrero has won the award in his career and the most recent since June 26 of last year.
Guerrero continued his momentum by hitting .407/.500/.778 with three home runs and seven RBIs in seven games for the week. In the Blue Jays’ wins against the Orioles last Monday and Wednesday, the 23-year-old from Quito went 7-for-10 with two home runs and five RBIs. So far, he has eight homers in the month, after connecting a total of nine between April and May.
So far this season, Guerrero is hitting .265/.357/.506 with 17 shots and 41 RBIs.
On his side, Paul Goldschmidt has been one of the best hitters in the Major Leagues all season, but last week he took his game to another level and as a result was named National League Player of the Week.
This is the fourth time the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman has won the honor. He hadn’t won it since July 27, 2019.
Goldschmidt had hits in each of the seven games he played that week, hitting .467/.515/.967 overall with seven extra-base hits (three doubles and four home runs) and 11 RBIs. He hit all four of his homers over a four-day span, hitting the go-ahead homer during Monday’s comeback against the Padres and hitting it three times during Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Goldschmidt woke up Tuesday leading the National League in batting average (.339), OBP (.417) and OPS (1.031). He also has 16 home runs and 58 RBIs, third-most in the majors.