Scout Hot Sheet April 27-May 3: Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick is white-hot at the dish, with an 11-game hitting streak and a massive series against the Texas Rangers, which lifts him over Evan Gattis for this week's top honor.

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick may only be getting the Player of the Week nod today, but he’s been on an absolute tear over the past 10 games.

First, let’s take a look at what earned the erstwhile Spider-Man of the Oakland Coliseum his first Scout.com Player of the Week award: A league-leading 12 RBIs (tied with Houston’s Evan Gattis), three home runs – including a pair in the final two games against the Texas Rangers this weekend – a .478 batting average (fifth in the majors), a .538 on-base percentage (sixth in the bigs) aided by three walks, a .913 slugging percentage (fourth) and the best OPS in both leagues, with a 1.452 mark (Seattle’s Nelson Cruz came in second, .039 points behind).

Now, let’s take a look at what Reddick – who missed the first week of the season while recovering from an oblique injury, that kept him out of spring training for 20 days in March – has done since being activated from the disabled list on April 12.

In 19 games, Reddick has hit .391, bashing four home runs and four doubles, driving in 20 and striking out just five times in 69 at-bats.

He’s hit safely in 11 straight games (a streak that’s still active headed into Monday’s action), going 19-for-38 (.500) with three doubles, three home runs and 15 RBIs, raising his batting average from .306 to .391.

There are no signs of Reddick slowing down, either. Over the series against the Rangers, Reddick went 6-for-12 with four runs scored, 13 total bases, a double and two home runs, driving in eight as Oakland took two out of three.


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