Rockies shortstop Trevor Story earned W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week honors, combining with third baseman Nolan Arenado to give the Rockies back-to-back winners of the honor. White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito won the AL weekly honor.
Story earned his fourth career NL Player of the Week Award, most recently accomplishing the feat for the period ending July 15, 2018. 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, and the first White Sox pithcer to be selected since Philip Humber on April 23, 2012.
Story had 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 in six games. He finished first for the week among NL players in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, is tied for first in runs scored and total bases (22), and second in extra-base hits (6).
Story drove in a career-best seven runs and hit two home runs against the Blue Jays on Friday, joining 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.
Story and Christian Yelich of rthe Brewers are the only Major League Players who have at least 15 home runs and 10 stolen bases.
Gioloto was 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA in two starts. He struck out 19 in 15 1/3 innings, giving up only eight hits and a walk.
Other noteworthy NL performances last week included Trevor’s teammate David Dahl, who hit .464 with seven runs scored, and 13 hits, including five extra-base hits.