Bobby Abreu has a .401 career on-base percentage, so batting him leadoff is not exactly a controversial move, but when the Angels moved Abreu a little over a week ago, it was a role relatively new to him. Abreu started just 29 games in his career in the leadoff spot, and none since 2007, when he made the move.â†µ
Well, that move has paid off for Abreu, who captured the American League Player of the Week honors this week. All Abreu did was collect 11 hits in six games, including three doubles and two home runs, hitting .524 with a .615 on-base percentage and .952 slugging percentage. Abreu also hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning on Wednesday to beat the Royals.â†µ
The award was the second of the season for the Angels, as Kendry Morales captured the Player of the Week for the week ending April 25.