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Chicago sluggers take home Player of the Week

September 16, 2019

Last week was a big one for Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and White Sox left fielder Eloy Jiménez, and the two Chicago sluggers earned recognition for their production when they were named the National League and American League Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday. Bryant

Last week was a big one for Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and White Sox left fielder Eloy Jiménez, and the two Chicago sluggers earned recognition for their production when they were named the National League and American League Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday.

Bryant has racked up an abundance of accolades during his career, including the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2015 and the NL MVP Award the year after that, but this is his first NL Player of the Week Award.

Past Player of the Week winners

The 27-year-old hit .500 (11-for-22) with five home runs, 13 RBIs and a 1.720 OPS in six games last week, including a pair of multihomer games. With two homers on Sunday against the Pirates, Bryant reached the 30 mark for the first time since 2016. He's the first Cub to earn NL Player of the Week honors since Anthony Rizzo last August.

Jiménez, meanwhile, is closing out his rookie year with a flourish. The 22-year-old posted a .435/.500/.870 batting line with three homers and 11 RBIs in six games last week. Dating back to Aug. 29, Jiménez's OPS is 1.070.

Jiménez becomes the second White Sox player to earn the AL Player of the Week Award this season, joining Lucas Giolito.

Thomas Harrigan is a reporter for MLB.com.