Major League Baseball has handed out this week’s Player of the Week(POTW) honors to Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
Nelson Cruz: 7 HR, 13 RBI
Paul Goldschmidt: 6 HR, 13 RBI
No surprise these sluggers are your Players of the Week.
— MLB (@MLB) July 29, 2019
In 2019 for the American League East-leading Twins, Cruz has posted a .284/.375/.605 slash line with 26 big flies and 62 RBI this season.. Cruz is a part of an explosive offense that recently made some history for the number of home runs they hit this season. Cruz had a .414/.485/.1.172 slash line with 7 home runs and 13 RBI in the past week for the Twins.
In a week filled with mini-historic moments like the Twins breaking home run records, Cruz was also a part of a four-day stretch where four players mashed three home runs in one game on consecutive days.
Goldschmidt has settled into the Cardinals offense nicely, providing some great numbers in 2019. On the season, Goldschmidt has managed to produce a .255/.339/.464 slash line with 24 home runs and 57 RBI for the Cardinals.
Goldschmidt’s award-winning week left the Cardinals with quite the advantage with him in the lineup. The Cardinals slugger managed a .345/.387/.966 slash line with 6 home runs and 13 RBI in the past week earning him this honor.
Cruz and Goldschmidt are the latest to earn POTW honors after Ramon Laureano and Keston Hiura took home the honors last week.