A.J. Pollock wins NL Player of the Week

By Charles Rahrig V

After going on an absolute tear last week, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock has been named National League Player of the Week.

For the third time in his career, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock has been awarded with the National League Player of the Week award. Pollock went on an absolute tear against opposing pitching last week as he batted .483 and had an incredible 14 hits in 29 at-bats.

Pollock had four four-hit games, including two that were back-to-back, which is the first time that a Diamondbacks player had done that in over a decade, since Steve Finley did it in 2003.

After already making his first All-Star appearance this season, Pollock has set career highs in just about every statistical category. He’s also beginning to get some consideration at the end of MVP lists, and could perhaps earn himself a few votes, which would certainly be representative of the season he is having.

He leads the National League in runs scored, and is second with 150 hits. Strangely enough, with the season he is having, this is just his first player of the week award this season. His other two came early on last season, when Pollock really began to bust out at the big league level.

The Arizona Diamondbacks suddenly find themselves back into playoff contention, thanks to their recent play, and sit only five back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for first in the National League West Divison. To gain ground, they have a big four-game set at home against the St. Louis Cardinals.

If Pollock can continue his hot-streak, his star is only going to continue to rise. Everyone knows that Paul Goldschmidt is the superstar on the Diamondbacks, but another one is beginning to rise in A.J. Pollock.

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