Monday, July 20, 2009
Yunel Escobar: NL Player of the Week
Yunel Escobar has been named National League Player of the Week. The Braves' shortstop had eight RBIs and 16 total bases to earn the award. He capped the week off yesterday going three for four and driving in four runs in a 7-1 victory over the rival Mets. Just as I posted here a few days ago, leave him alone and let him play. He is developing into one of the premier shortstops in the league, and Atlanta desperately needs both his bat and his glove. This is the first weekly award captured by Escobar.