Carlos Santana…surprise, surprise….AL Player of the Week

Carlos Santana - Dejak AP

carlos santana celebrationAfter tearing apart the Kansas City Royals this weekend, it was no shocker that Tribe first baseman/DH Carlos Santana has been named American League Player of the Week. Over his last six games, Carlos has had quite the run. How does 14-23, six homers, three doubles, 10 RBIs, eight runs scored sound to you? Pretty good. With his walking abilities in tow, Santana has reached base 20 of his last 29 times.

Not too shabby.

Think about where Santana has come from to get back to this point. It has been a steady rise since his brutal start. Carlos went .157/.318/.292 in April and followed that up with a .169/.343/.325 May. But with the warm weather came a new Santana. His post-DL hot streak essentially hasn’t stopped. His June was .308/.426/.590 with six homers and 15 RBIs, that spawned an even better month of July where ‘Los has been a stud: .314/.416/.651 with eight homers and 18 RBIs. His OPS has been over 1.000 for two months now. Last seasons 20 home run campaign has already been tied with two months remaining.

Carlos is the second Indian in a row to receive the AL Player of the Week honor, joining second baseman Jason Kipnis.

  • mgbode

    only wish this award could have been accompanied with more wins. not his fault (obviously), but still.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Santana showing how u make everyone forget the last 3-4 months. Lets see how long it lasts.

  • nj0

    Where have you been the last two months? Not counting the last week, Santana has been slashing .263/.377/.482 since June. With the last week, it’s .311/.421/.622.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    He shoulda been an All-Star! I’ll see if I can trade Giancarlo Stanton for him in one of my fantasy leagues.

  • nj0

    Should have bought low!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Stanton is a scrub he was better when he was Mike!