Major League Baseball announces it's Player of the Week awards, one for each league, every Monday. When the announcement is made later today for the week of April 11-17, don't be surprised if the Dodgers' Matt Kemp does not take home the National League award. Kemp had a stellar week, hitting an eye-popping .520/.586/.800 with two home runs, including a walk-off blast to give the Dodgers a win on Sunday, and eight RBI. However, there were a few other amazing weeks, too.â†µ
The Dodgers saw up close and personal most of the week from Lance Berkman of the Cardinals. He has six home runs during the week, plus 12 RBI, and he hit .417/.462/1.167. But that wasn't even the best line of the week. Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies continued his torrid pace from last September, and last week hit .519/.606/1.074 with four home runs and eight RBI of his own.â†µ
Just last week, Kemp hit .450/.500/.550 with five stolen bases, and lost that week, too. Prince Fielder drove in 11 runs, and hit .440/.500/.840 to take home the award. The only Dodger to win a Player of the Week award in 2010 was Rafael Furcal, who took home the honors for the week for June 28 to July 4.â†µ
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