Monday, May 8, 2017

Yonder Alonso AL Player of Week 050117 to 050717

Yonder Alonso of the Oakland Athletics was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of May 1, 2017 through May 7, 2017. For the week he hit 9 for 22, .409/.480/1.136 with 1 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 3 BB. This season the first baseman is hitting 28 for 90, .311/.386/.667 with 9 HR, 24 RBI, 14 R, 0 SB in 29 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Athletics, Padres and Reds he hit .270/.336/.398 with 48 HR, 263 RBI, 235 R, 20 SB in 693 games. He was originally drafted by the Reds with the seventh pick of the first round in 2008,  traded to the Padres in 2011 and traded to the Athletics in 2015. Alonso turned 30 on April 8th. 

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