Players of the Week: Springer (again!), Cron

August 9th, 2021

Blue Jays outfielder and Rockies first baseman have been named the Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet on Monday.

All-time winners: AL | NL

Springer won the American League Player of the Week Award for the second straight week after hitting .364 with three homers, a triple, three doubles, 11 RBIs and a 1.177 OPS over eight games for Toronto. Springer's go-ahead, three-run homer off Red Sox closer Matt Barnes with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday capped Toronto's comeback from a five-run deficit.

After playing only 20 games in the first half due to injuries, Springer has socked nine homers and recorded a 1.218 OPS in 23 games since the All-Star break. He’s now a four-time Player of the Week Award winner.

This is the first weekly honor for Cron, who hit .556 with four homers, 16 RBIs and a 1.914 OPS in five games last week to win the National League Player of the Week Award. The veteran slugger had two multi-homer games, scored eight runs and drove in 13 in Colorado’s three-game sweep over the Marlins this past weekend.