Muncy was named Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
Max Muncy (32, LA Dodgers) boasts terrifying power. He was the hottest hitter last week. In seven games, he batted 0.389 (7 hits in 18 at-bats) with 5 home runs and 7 RBIs. He also hit two home runs against the Chicago Cubs on the 23rd. For the first time in his life, he also enjoyed the joy of being selected as one of the top players. The Major League Baseball (MLB) Secretariat announced on the 25th that Muncy was selected as the National League (NL) Player of the Week. it is overlapping Muncy was also named on the maternity leave list that day. MLB gives 3 days maternity leave. He is expected to return mid-week after sharing his wife’s birth. Michael Bush fills Muncy’s vacancy.
Muncy’s pace is impressive, even after widening the range all season. In 22 games, he had 11 home runs and 21 RBIs. He has an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.129. He currently leads the major league (MLB) all-time home run alone. Pete Alonso (New York Mets), who drew 10 arches, is chasing, and Rafael Devers (Boston Red Sox), the American League (AL) home run leader, is third overall with 8 home runs. It is still early in the season, but if the current trend is arithmetic, it is possible to hit 77 home runs. It surpasses the record for most home runs in a single season (73) set by Barry Bonds in 2001.
Muncy was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 5th round (169th overall) of the 2012 draft. His MLB debut is in 2015. He moved to the Dodgers in 2017 and reached a turning point. He stepped up from the minor leagues and returned to the big leagues in 2018. His accuracy is down (0.232 career batting average), but he has a shot at the big ones. He is the type to realize the saying that if you get hit, you pass. He also experienced a slump last season (batting average of 0.196 in 136 games, 21 home runs and 69 RBIs), but this year he is showing speed from the beginning.
In the AL,스포츠토토 Adolis Garcia (30, Texas Rangers) was selected as the player of the week. Garcia boasted a high batting average of 0.400 in five games played last week. He also reported 4 home runs, 14 RBI and 8 runs scored. OPS is 1.558. In particular, he played a big role against the Oakland Athletics on the 23rd. He hit 3 home runs and was responsible for 8 RBIs alone. Garcia has a batting average of 0.256 (21 hits in 82 at-bats), 7 homers, 28 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.857 in 21 games this season. Being selected as Player of the Week is the second time in his personal career in two years since April 2021.