The Houston Astros have cornered the market on the American League Player of the Week awards in 2016. A week following rookie Tyler White taking home the honor, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been named AL Co-Player of the Week with Baltimore Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo for the week of April 11-17.
Altuve batted .407 (11x27) with eight runs scored, three doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, two stolen bases and a 1.336 OPS in seven games. He led the American League in OPS, while tieing for first hits and runs scored.
Trumbo Trumbo hit .320/.346/.960 with five homers and 11 RBIs during that same stretch.
This is Altuve's second time winning the Player of the Week award. He and Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick were named Co-Players of the Week for the week of April 27-May 3, 2015.
White and Altuve become the first Al teammates to win in back-to-back weeks to start the season since Chicago White Sox's Carlos Quinton (March 31-April 3) and Paul Konerko (April 4-10) in 2011. It is the first time it has happened in Astros francise history.
The last time the Astros won Player of the Week honors in consecutive week happened in 2008 with Carlos Lee (Aug. 4-10) and Ty Wigginton (Aug. 11-17).