Dodgers News: Max Muncy Wins National League Player of the Week Award
Dodgers cleanup hitter Max Muncy has won the National League Player of the Week Award for the week of April 22. Muncy was red hot the entire week, hitting five home runs and seven RBIs en route to winning the award. After a slow start to the season, Muncy has broken out, and is now the first Dodger to win the award this season.
Muncy’s dominant week has helped him rise the ranks of the NL hitting leaderboards. Muncy is now the MLB leader in home runs with 11, and is second in the MLB with a 1.129 OPS. His .719 slugging percentage ranks second in the MLB, too.
Muncy is currently out on paternity leave as of Monday morning, and the Dodgers lineup will definitely miss him. However, he did more than enough this past week to make up for the few games he’ll miss this week.
Muncy was undoubtedly deserving of the award, however, there’s a good chance he beat out one of his teammates in James Outman for it.
Outman had an impressive week over the past seven days, too, hitting four home runs and nine RBIs with an incredible OPS of 1.286. However, Muncy’s 1.815 OPS took the cake, and earned him the award for the first time this season.
If Outman continues to play like he did this week, he should have a chance at winning one at some point this year. But for now, Muncy gets the award, and becomes the first Dodger to win it this season.
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