After a dominating week of play, New York Yankees’ catcher Gary Sanchez took home the American League Player Of The Week for the first time in his young career.
This week, Sanchez slashed .524/.600/1.190 with an extravagant OPS of 1.790 and four home runs en route to becoming the first Yankees’ catcher to win the AL Player Of The Week Award since Thurman Munson won the award back in 1976.
Sanchez did it all this week from hitting home runs, to throwing out runners who are borderline impossible to catch (sorry, Mike Trout), to calling great pitching performances from young hurlers.
Well deserved award for the 23-year old backstop.
Let’s hear it for @ElGarySanchez! The AL Player of the Week! ???
?11H, 4HR, 6 RBIs, .524/.600/1.190? pic.twitter.com/sqsPykh7Wy
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 22, 2016