Rendon, Canha named Players of the Week

August 26th, 2019

Nationals third baseman and A's outfielder were recognized by Major League Baseball as the Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday.

• Past winners: AL | NL

Rendon earned the National League Player of the Week Award for the second time in his career and the first time since 2017 after hitting .483/.543/.793 with two homers, three doubles and seven RBIs over seven games last week. He's the second Nationals player to receive the honor in 2019, along with Max Scherzer.

The 29-year-old Rendon has hit safely in 12 straight games dating back to Aug. 13, and he is one of four qualified Major Leaguers with an OPS of at least 1.000 on the season.

Canha, meanwhile, becomes the fourth A's player to be named American League Player of the Week this year, joining Mike Fiers, Marcus Semien and Ramon Laureano.

“It’s cool. I feel like I’ve had a couple of weeks this year where I was a bridesmaid,” Canha said. “I’m finally the bride and got it. It’s my big day.”

A first-time winner, Canha recorded a .474/.524/1.158 batting line with four home runs and seven RBIs in five games last week. The 30-year-old already has a career-high 22 homers this season, and he's on track to produce personal bests in average (.275), on-base percentage (.390) and slugging percentage (.546).