One game doesn’t necessarily earn a Player of the Week award, but the Colorado Rockies’ Michael Cuddyer had one hell of a game on Friday.
Cuddyer turned in his second straight three-hit game -- his third in the past seven games – and drove in a career-high seven runs while scoring three himself, cracking a sixth-inning grand slam off of second-year lefty reliever Eury De La Rosa to fuel a 13-5 romp over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
But while that night certainly cemented Cuddyer’s candidacy, he did plenty over the last seven days to put him over the top.
In the past six games, Cuddyer leads the Major Leagues in RBIs (10), home runs (3), extra-base hits (8), total bases (23), OPS (1.573) and slugging (1.095), while posting the sixth-best batting average (.429) in the big leagues.
Cuddyer has a seven-game hitting streak dating back to last week, and has scored at least one run over the past four games, during which he’s crossed home plate nine times – also a big-league best over that period, and third-best in the majors over the past seven days.
Previous Players of the Week
Sept. 8-14: Kershaw
Sept. 1-7: Cabrera
Aug. 25-31: Holliday
Aug. 18-24: Duda
Aug. 11-17: Dickerson
Aug. 4-10: Hardy
July 28-Aug. 3: Kemp/Gardner
July 21-27: Santana
July 14-20: Trout
June 30-July 6: Werth
June 23-29: Altuve
June 16-22: Kershaw
June 9-15: McCutchen
June 2-8: Beltre
May 26-June 1: Encarnacion
May 19-25: Wainwright
May 5-May 11: Smith
April 28-May 4: Tulowitzki
April 21-27: Abreu
April 14-20: Morneau
April 7-13: J. Upton
March 31-April 6: Stanton
Scout Hot Sheet Sept. 15-21: Michael Cuddyer
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