The move from Pittsburgh the friendly confines – and altitude – of Coors Field has certainly done wonders for Justin Morneau, who led the Major Leagues this past week in RBIs and is this week's Scout.com Player of the Week.
In seven games, Morneau hit .375 (9-for-24) with six runs scored and just one strikeout. Of Morneau's nine hits, six -- tied with Kevin Kouzmanoff for the most in the bigs during the same span -- have been for extra bases, including three doubles and three home runs.
Morneau hasn't been doing it on his own, though, thanks to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who leads the majors in on-base percentage (.621) and OPS (1.439), but it's been Morneau who's been driving in all the runs (12) with the highest slugging percentage in either league (.875).
Morneau's batting average over the past seven days is fourth in the National League, but he's played more games than all three players ahead of him, and driven in more runs than all three combined.
With his 12 runs driven in this week, Morneau took over the team lead with 15, going 2-for-4 with five RBIs on Sunday, including a two-run, game-tying homer in the seventh inning.
Previous Players of the Week
April 8-14: Justin Upton
April 1-7: Giancarlo Stanton
Scout.com PoTW: Justin Morneau
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