Major League Baseball announced this morning that Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been selected as the American Leauge Player of the Week for the week of June 20-26.
This is the first time in Correa's career that he has been selected as A.L. player of the week. At 21 years, 279 days old, Correa is the youngest player in club history to receive a Player of the Week award. Shortstop Andujar Cedeno held the previous club record, as he was 22 years, 19 days old when he received NL Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 2-8, 1991.
Correa hit .333 (8x24) with six runs scored, four doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, and a 1.282 OPS (.407 OBP/.875 SLG) in six games. Correa's seven extra-base hits were the most in the AL during the week, while his nine RBI and three homers were both tied for the most in the AL.
Correa's award marks the fourth Astros to win the A.L. Player of the Week award in 2016. He joins Tyler White, Jose Altuve, and Colby Rasmus.