Players of the Week: Ohtani, Albies

July 6th, 2021

Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani and Braves All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies have been named the Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet.

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For Ohtani, it’s his second American League Player of the Week Award in the past three weeks and the fourth of his career. Ohtani hit six homers and recorded a 1.543 OPS with eight RBIs in six games last week, helping the Angels go 5-1.

On Sunday, Ohtani became the first player to make the All-Star team as both a position player and pitcher. He was elected by the fans as the starting designated hitter for the AL and selected by the players as a pitcher. Ohtani leads the Majors with 31 homers and has posted a 177 OPS+ on the year. He also has a 128 ERA+ with 83 K’s in 60 innings on the mound.

Albies earns National League Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career on the heels of a week in which he hit .400 with three homers, 13 RBIs and a 1.167 OPS in six games. On Wednesday, he went 5-for-6 with two homers and seven RBIs in the Braves’ 20-2 win over the Mets.

The 24-year-old was named to the NL All-Star team for the second time on Sunday.