To cap off a perfect 6-0 week for the Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts was named AL Player of the Week earlier Monday afternoon.
After slashing .400/.600/.933 with two home runs and eight RBI in his last five games, it is clear to see why the Red Sox shortstop was deserving of the honor.
Overall, Bogaerts has had himself a solid season, maybe one that has flown under the radar for most. He’s not hitting for a high average as he has done in the past, but a .520 slugging percentage and a AB/HR rate of just over 20 would set new career highs for the Aruba native.
Out of 25 qualified shortstops, Bogaerts ranks 6th in fWAR via Fangraphs, which is impressive when you consider he missed nearly three weeks of games while on the disabled list with a left ankle injury.
On the National League side, after a 10 RBI performance on Saturday, Nationals first baseman Mark Reynolds was selected as the other Player of the Week.
Also, don’t forget to vote for Andrew Benintendi for the AL Final Vote in this year’s All-Star Game. Here’s the link.