Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton and Twins first baseman/designated hitter Chris Colabello have been named co-recipients on the American Leagues first Player each week Award of the 2014 season.
The a couple of shared the honor, which was the 1st of Colabellos career and the 3 rd of Hamiltons.
Over six games a week ago, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four greatly improves, one home run, 11 RBIs and 4 runs scored. He led all AL players with RBIs while ranking second within doubles, tying for finally in total bases (16) along with tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696). This is the first weekly honor to get a Twins player since Josh Willingham about April 16, 2012.
Colabello more than doubled twice en route to a career-best six-RBI sport on Thursday against the Whitened Sox, and he went 2-for-5 with a double, four RBIs and a run within Sundays 10-7 win over the Indians. He had two bases-clearing doubles for the week.
Hamilton, that led all Major Leaguers inside slugging percentage (.864) and on-base percentage (.560), hit .500 (11-for-22) with two enhances, two homers, five RBIs and 5 runs last week. He brought the AL in hitting average and hits even though tying for first in total bases (19). He proceeded to go 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs on Friday before going backyard on Saturday.
Hes obviously a new player than he seemed to be last year, Angels manager Paul Scioscia said this week. Hes back to their playing weight [about 240 pounds]. Hes got a comfort level in the field that started to come together the second half of last season although never really materialized the way it had before in his last few years in Texas. Right this moment, we are seeing it. Hopefully, he or she is in a better place in this batters box now and will keep it for long stretches.
Other players deemed for the weekly honor were being Seattles Felix Hernandez (2-0, 1.88 ERA, 15 1/3 innings pitched, two walks, Nineteen strikeouts) and Justin Smoak (.292 average, a couple of homers, eight RBIs), Chicagos Chris Sale (2-0, 1.76 ERA, 15 1/3 innings, a couple of walks, 14 strikeouts), Torontos Melky Cabrera (.323, 10 hits, three homers) and Detroits Torii Hunter (.300, three homers, seven RBIs).