It’s the news so obvious that even Major League Baseball’s official Twitter account got a little snarky about it: Josh Hamilton was today’s no-brainer choice for American League Player of the Week.
SHOCKING: Josh Hamilton (.467, 9 homers, 18 RBIs) named AL Player of the Week.—
(@MLB) May 14, 2012
The Texas Rangers’ slugger hit four home runs in a single game against the Baltimore Orioles last Tuesday; he also doubled in the fifth inning, giving him an American League record of 18 total bases in a game. He also drove in eight runs, a career high.
Hamilton is on pace to win the Triple Crown, as his .402 batting average, 18 homers and 44 RBIs all easily lead the American League.