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A’s Ramón Laureano Named American League Player of The Week

The center fielder hit .542 (13-for-24) with 10 runs, 6 doubles, 2 home runs and a 1.619 OPS last week
July 22, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s center fielder Ramón Laureano has been named American League Player of the Week for the week ending on July 21. It is his first career Player of the Week award. Laureano, 25, hit .542 (13-for-24) with 10 runs, 6 doubles, 2 home runs, 2 RBI,

*OAKLAND, Calif. – *Oakland A’s center fielder Ramón Laureano has been named American League Player of the Week for the week ending on July 21. It is his first career Player of the Week award.

Laureano, 25, hit .542 (13-for-24) with 10 runs, 6 doubles, 2 home runs, 2 RBI, a .577 on-base percentage, a 1.042 slugging mark and a 1.619 OPS in six games during the award-winning week. He reached base in all six games and collected multiple hits in five of them, including three three-hit games. Among American Leaguers last week, he ranked first in runs, hits, doubles, extra-base hits, batting average, and second in on-base percentage and slugging.

In July, he’s hitting .434 (23-for-53) with 20 runs, 7 doubles, 7 home runs, 13 RBI with a .484 on-base percentage, a .962 slugging mark and a 1.447 OPS in 15 games. Among American Leaguers, those rank as first in OPS, second in runs, average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, tied for third in doubles, fourth in home runs and tied for fifth in hits.

Overall this season, he’s hitting .284 (102-for-359) with 65 runs, 24 doubles, 20 home runs, 53 RBI, a .518 slugging percentage and a .852 OPS in 100 games. Among American League center fielders, he ranks first in hits (102) and games (99), tied for first in doubles (24), second in runs (65), home runs (20), RBI (53), average and slugging percentage.

This is the third American League Player of the Week award for the A's this season, as Laureano joins right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers who shared the award for the week ending May 12 for his no-hitter against Cincinnati on May 7, and Marcus Semien who earned the award for the week ending June 10.