Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas Rangers
Typically, the athletes featured in this article are here because they hit a ton of home runs over a seven-day span. That’s not the case with Beltre, but he must’ve watched Moneyball last weekend, because all he did was get on base. A lot. The Rangers’ third-baseman had an astonishing 14 hits in 27 at-bats over the past week, picking up two homers and eight RBIs in the process. Any time a player has a significant number of ABs and hits better than .500 over the course of a week, he’s a good bet to receive recognition in this article. The man who prefers his head to remain untouched is putting together another productive season despite his advanced age of 37-years-old as he is now hitting .289 with 18 home runs and 73 RBIs in 2016.
Winner: Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies
Like Mookie Betts, Charlie Blackmon also hit three home runs in one game this past week. However, Blackmon outperformed Betts by a wide margin in the rest of his games. The Rockies outfielder went yard a whopping seven times over the last seven days, accumulating 18 hits in total in 32 at-bats while driving in nine runs. The three-home run game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday wasn’t his only multi-homer game of the week either, as he went deep twice on Sunday in yet another game against the poor Phils. To put his week in perspective, Blackmon now has 20 home runs on the season, meaning he hit 35 percent of his season total for home runs over the course of just one week. Blackmon is cruising through yet another solid season, now hitting .324 with 20 homers and 59 RBIs. As far as getting recognition for his consistently solid numbers, he’s usually lost in the shuffle with so many great hitters in Colorado, specifically Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez. But this week Blackmon was the one to shine the brightest.