Altuve, Olson, Lorenzen all garner Player of the Week honors

Mullins wins Play of the Week for jaw-dropping HR robbery vs. Seattle

August 14th, 2023

Astros second baseman , Braves first baseman and Phillies starting pitcher all provided big lifts to their respective clubs in recent days. That's why they were named the Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet on Monday.

Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins captured Play of the Week honors with his incredible home run robbery during the ninth inning of Sunday’s victory in Seattle.

Altuve led the Majors in batting average (.520) and on-base percentage (.613) during the week. He registered multiple hits in four consecutive games at one point, highlighted by his four-hit showing Thursday that left him a triple shy of the cycle vs. Baltimore.

This is Altuve’s fourth Player of the Week nod and his first since 2017. He owns a .406 average and a 1.134 OPS in 16 games since coming back from a left oblique injury on July 26.

Lorenzen endeared himself to the Philly faithful in his first home start by tossing the 14th no-hitter in franchise history. In blanking the Nationals across a career-high 124 pitches, Lorenzen completed the Phillies’ first no-no since Cole Hamels’ gem against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in 2015.

Lorenzen, who was acquired from Detroit at the Trade Deadline, also became just the second pitcher during the Modern Era (since 1900) to throw a no-hitter in his first home game with a team. He is the first Phillie to be named Player of the Week this season.

Olson, who shares NL Player of the Week honors with Lorenzen, continued his trek toward 60 home runs by bashing four dingers over eight games. He posted an impressive .400/.539/.833 slash line with 10 RBIs and an MLB-best 10 runs.

He went deep twice for the seventh time this season during Atlanta’s 21-3 thrashing of the Mets in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. He ended the weekend by slugging his Major League-leading 43rd homer a projected 455 feet.

Olson, a two-time Player of the Week honoree, is the fifth Brave to win the award this year.

Mullins didn’t start Sunday’s game vs. the Mariners, but he finished it in style. First, he reached over the center-field wall to bring back a potential game-tying home run by Ty France in the ninth inning. Then, after saving the game, Mullins effectively won it in the 10th by drilling a go-ahead two-run dinger.