AL Player of the Week, for last week, as named by, well I don't know who, but whoever it was gave Nelson Cruz the honor. Cruz did have a good week:
Last week, Nelson hit .458 with five runs scored, two homers and a Major League-best 12 RBIs. While the Rangers -- 25-20 and two games up on the Athletics in the AL West -- went 5-2 against the Angels, Orioles and Cubs last week, Cruz hit safely in all seven games while posting a .917 slugging percentage, .533 on-base percentage and an AL-best five doubles.
But what about Edwin Encarnacion? By my figuring (well not really, the only games he played this month were last week, so I just had to use his May totals), in the last week Edwin scored 7 runs, hit 6 home runs, drove in 11 and had a batting line of .368/.409/.1.316.
Nelson did have a higher batting average but Edwin hit 4 more home runs. I think that makes up for the difference in batting average.
I know it means nothing really, but I hate seeing our guys get snubbed.