Shortstop Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies has been named the W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week, and starting pitcher Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox has been named the W.B. Mason American League Player of the Week. The announcements were made earlier Monday on MLB Network.
Story earned his fourth career NL Player of the Week Award, most recently accomplishing the feat for the period ending July 15, 2018. Story is the second consecutive Rockies player to earn NL weekly honors, following his teammate Nolan Arenado last week. Giolito claimed his first career AL Player of the Week Award and is the first White Sox player since José Abreu for the week ending May 28, 2017. Additionally, Giolito is the first White Sox hurler to be awarded weekly honors since Philip Humber on April 23, 2012.
In recognition of their Player of the Week Awards, Trevor Story and Lucas Giolito will each be awarded a specially engraved watch courtesy of Artinian.
Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies
- Posted a slash line of .524/.583/1.048 with nine runs scored, 11 hits, three doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBI and three walks across six games played.
- Among qualified NL leaders, finished first in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage; tied for first in runs scored and total bases (22); and second in extra-base hits (6).
- Recorded a career-best seven RBI to go along with a pair of home runs on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Joined Arenado (July 19, 2017) as the only players in franchise history to produce a game with three hits, two homers, seven RBI and four runs scored.
- Enters play today as one of two players in the Majors with at least 15 home runs and 10 stolen bases on the season, and is joined by reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers (22 HR, 12 SB).