Salvy, Edman are Players of the Week

August 30th, 2021

Royals catcher and Cardinals second baseman have been named the Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet.

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Perez went 10-for-28 with an MLB-best six homers and 14 RBIs during the week. He has gone deep in five consecutive games, tying a Royals franchise record. That stretch included a grand slam on back-to-back nights against the Mariners. His home run on Sunday in Seattle was his 38th of the season, setting a new American League single-season record for the most home runs by a player who has played at least 75 percent of his games at catcher.

This is the first time Perez has been named Player of the Week during his 10-year career. He is the first Royal to earn such recognition this season.

Edman batted .462 (12-for-26) with seven runs, two homers, 10 RBIs and two stolen bases over the past week. The 26-year-old registered multiple RBIs in each of the final four games of the week, including a three-RBI effort in a Cardinals victory over the Pirates on Friday. It was just his third game with at least three runs batted in this season. Edman’s 21 steals rank as the third most in the National League, trailing only the Dodgers’ Trea Turner (26) and the Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. (24).

Like Perez, this is Edman’s first time receiving Player of the Week honors. Catcher Yadier Molina was the last Cardinal to be named Player of the Week, in September 2019.