A.J Pollock has been heating up over the past couple of weeks, but hasn’t gotten a whole lot of recognition for his outstanding play at the plate and in the field. He was finally awarded today being named N.L co-Player of the week for May 12th-May 18th along with Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig who lead the National League in RBI’s with 11 for the week.
Over the past week, Pollock led the league with a .500 (11-22) average and a .909 slugging percentage. Pollock’s 20 total bases over the past six days also tied with Puig for first in the N.L. Arizona’s center-fielder was also tied for second in hits and on-base percentage (.522).
Pollock recorded his third multi-hit game of the season on Sunday going 3 for 4 as the Dbacks took the rubber game of a three game series against Puig and the Dodgers. It was the Dbacks first home series win of 2014. On Saturday, Pollock went 4 for 6 with two RBI’s and three runs, he also hit his fifth homer of the season. This is his first career weekly award.
Overall, on the season Pollock is batting .315 with five homers and 11 RBI’s. Only Paul Goldschmidt‘s .317 average ranks higher than Pollock. Pollock and Adam Eaton were involved with trade rumors all winter because the Dbacks wanted to add a power bat and they got a chance to get Mark Trumbo. The team had alot of OF depth and the Snakes were able to trade one of them. They ended up trading Eaton to the Whitesox as part of the three deal deal that sent Trumbo to Arizona.
As it stands right now it looks like the Dbacks made the right decision. While Eaton is off to a great start with the Sox, he was on the D.L, and Pollock is one of the hottest players in the National League. Along with rookie sensation Chris Owings, and the starting rotation he is the reason why this team is playing better as of late. The Dbacks can only hope that Pollock develops into a superstar.