Marte, Meadows earn Player of Week honors

September 9th, 2019

D-backs second baseman/center fielder and Rays right fielder are wrapping up breakout seasons in strong fashion, and both were named Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday.

Marte, a first-time winner, received National League honors after hitting .542 with four homers and 14 RBIs in six games for a red-hot Arizona club last week. He joins teammates and among the D-backs who have won the NL Player of the Week Award this year.

The 25-year-old leads the NL with 178 hits, and he has produced a career-best 32 home runs with a .330 average and a .989 OPS over 595 plate appearances in 2019.

Meadows, meanwhile, wins the American League Player of the Week Award for the second time this season. He posted a .522/.593/1.130 batting line with four home runs and eight RBIs in seven games last week.

On the year, the 24-year-old is hitting .288/.356/.556 with 28 homers over 517 plate appearances. He is one of two Rays, along with Nate Lowe, to earn AL Player of the Week recognition in 2019.