Major League Baseball has announced this week’s latest Player of the Week nominations. Coming off of a week where Nelson Cruz and Paul Goldschmidt took home the previous honors, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays takes home the American League (AL) honors. In the National League (NL) it was Noah Syndergaard who was given the honors after a stellar outing on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Player of the Week honors are brought to the fans by W.B. Mason which partners with Major League Baseball.
Vlad Jr. hit .500 with 3 HR and 11 RBI.
Thor allowed 1 ER over 14.1 IP.
They’re your AL, NL Players of the Week.
— MLB (@MLB) August 5, 2019
Over the course of the last week, Guerrero was absolutely mashing the baseball for the Blue Jays put up a .500 average with 3 home runs and 11 RBI after some fans claimed the Home Run Derby would mess up his swing. The Blue Jays rising star has been magnificent in his rookie campaign, becoming one of the games most exciting young talents and this week, he was, in fact, the best of the best in the AL. Guerrero Jr. had some tough competition for the Player of the Week honors while fellow Blue Jays youngster Bo Bichette has been on a tear since being called up to the big league roster.
Over in the NL, Noah Syndergaard put on a show for fans after the trade deadline passed, throwing 14.1 innings last week only allowing one run. His outing against the Pirates ultimately sealed his Player of the Week award honors after he was dominant on the mound. The Mets revamped their rotation with the acquisition of Marcus Stroman and departure of Jason Vargas since then they have been on a role. In fact, the Mets are within reach of a Wildcard position and very close to being above .500 for the first time in a long time, the odds are in their favor, and the hope remains that they can keep winning.