Monday, October 16, 2017

Jose Altuve hit 3 HR vs Red Sox 100517

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros hit three home runs in the first game of the ALDS to help propel his team to an 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on October 5, 2017. For the game he was 3 for 4 with 3 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R while hitting third and playing second base. He hit solo shots in the first, fifth and seventh innings. Justin Verlander picked up the win. This season Altuve hit 204 for 590, .346/.410/.547 with 24 HR, 81 RBI, 112 R, 32 SB in 153 games. Over seven MLB seasons with the Astros he has hit .316/.362/.453 with 84 HR, 403 RBI, 561 R, 231 SB in 982 games. He originally signed with the Astros in 2007 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Altuve turned 27 on May 6th.

Andrew McCutchen NL Player of Week 092517 to 100117

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of September 25, 2017 through October 1, 2017. For the week he hit 8 for 17, .471 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BBThis season the outfielder hit 159 for 570, .279/.363/.486 with 28 HR, 88 RBI, 94 R, 11 SB in 156 games. Over nine MLB seasons with the Pirates he has hit .291/.379/.487 with 203 HR, 725 RBI, 814 R, 171 SB in 1346 games. He was originally drafted by the Pirates with the 11th pick of the first round in 2005. McCutchen turned 31 on October 10.

Carlos Correa AL Player of Week 092517 to 100117

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of September 25, 2017 through October 1, 2017. For the week he hit 13 for 25, .520 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 3 BBThis season the shortstop hit 133 for 422,  .315/.391/.550 with 24 HR, 84 RBI, 82 R, 2 SB in 109 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Astros he has hit .288/.366/.498 with 66 HR, 248 RBI, 210 R, 29 SB in 361 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros with the first over all pick in 2012. Correa turned 23 on September 22.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Aaron Judge AL Player of Week 091817 to 092417

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of September 18, 2017 through September 24, 2017. For the week he hit 9 for 21, .429/.481/1.238 with 2 2B, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 4 BB. He had also earned the award week 10This season the outfielder is hitting 149 for 527, .283/.418/.620 with 50 HR, 108 RBI, 124 R, 8 SB in 150 games. Over two MLB seasons with the Yankees he has hit .267/.397/.573 with 52 HR, 115 RBI, 132 R, 8 SB in 176 games. He was originally drafted by the Yankees with the 32nd pick of the first round in 2013. Judge turned 25 on April 26.

Marcell Ozuna n Giancarlo Stanton NL Player of Week 091817 to 092417

Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected the National League Players of the Week for the span of September 18, 2017 through September 24, 2017. 

For the week Ozuna hit 10 for 20, .500/.615/1.000 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 6 BB. He had also earned the award week 19 and week 21This season the outfielder is hitting 181 for 588,  .308/.374/.548 with 36 HR, 118 RBI, 88 R, 1 SB in 153 games. Over five MLB seasons with the Marlins he has hit .275/.329/.456 with 95 HR, 355 RBI, 313 R, 11 SB in 647 games. He originally signed with the Marlins in 2008 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican RepublicOzuna will be 27 on November 12.

For the week Stanton hit 8 for 23, .348/.484/.783 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 7 BB. He had also earned the award week 19 and week 21. This season the outfielder is hitting 159 for 567,  .280/.378/.635 with 57 HR, 126 RBI, 118 R, 2 SB in 152 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Marlins he has hit .268/.360/.554 with 265 HR, 666 RBI, 571 R, 36 SB in 979 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the second round in 2007Stanton will be 28 on November 8th.

Connor Joe traded to Dodgers

Connor Joe was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 24, 2017 for international signing bonus pool space. The 3B/OF hit 7 for 52, .135/.233/.154 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 20 games at Double A Mississippi after being traded by the Pirates on August 5th. He was originally drafted by the Pirates with the 39th pick of the first round in 2014. Joe turned 25 on August 16.

Elvin Rodriguez traded to Tigers

Elvin Rodriguez was traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Detroit Tigers on September 15, 2017 to complete the earlier Justin Upton deal. The RHP split 2017 between Rookie Orem and Class A Burlington. He was 5-1, 2.50 ERA, 49 K, 1.04 WHIP, .224 BAA in 54.0 IP over 11 GS at Orem and 0-2, 4.50 ERA, 12 K, 1.64 WHIP, .345 BAA in 14.0 IP over 3 GS at Burlington. He originally signed with the Angels in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez turned 19 on March 31.