First baseman Luke Voit of the New York Yankees has been named the W.B. Mason American League Player of the Week, and infielder Eduardo Escobar of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been named the W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week. The announcements were made earlier Monday on MLB Network.
Voit earned his second career AL Player of the Week Award, previously winning for the week ending Oct. 1, 2018, and has now earned the Yankees' two most recent honors. Escobar claimed his second career Player of the Week Award, and his first in the NL, previously winning AL Player of the Week while a member of the Minnesota Twins last year (June 10th).
Some of Luke Voit's accomplishments during the past week:
• Posted a slash line of .433/.528/.867 with 10 runs scored, 13 hits, a double, four home runs, 10 RBI and five walks over seven games played, leading the Yankees to a 6-1 record.
• Finished the period first in hits, runs scored and total bases (26); tied for first in home runs; second in RBI and on-base percentage; and tied for second in extra-base hits among qualified AL sluggers.
• Recorded his first multi-home run game of the season Tuesday, and the third of his career, most recently accomplishing the feat on Sept. 19 of last season. Became the fifth different Yankees player with a multi-homer game in 2019, joining Clint Frazier, Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres.
• Enters play today in the midst of a 28-game on-base streak dating back to Opening Day, which is tied with Willie Randolph for the eighth-longest streak to begin a season in franchise history. His streak is the longest since Derek Jeter's Club record 53 straight games to begin the 1999 campaign.