PITTSBURGH — After his hot start to being the season, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds has been named the National League Player of the Week.
Reynolds hit .480 with a 1.584 OPS with two doubles, a triple, four home runs, 12 RBIs, two steals and nine runs. He led the senior circuit in RBIs, runs, hits and total bases with 28. His four home runs were tied for the league-lead while checking in at second in batting average.
“It’s pretty cool. It’s nice, something I’ll be able to have and be able to tell my kid … kids – plural – about.” Reynolds said on taking home the award.
Reynolds has been penciled in as the team’s two-hitter for each of the first nine games to begin the season. He’s helped to set the table and produce at the plate and is a big reason why the Pirates have started out the year 6-3.
What he has done at the plate to being the year is certainly justified with Player of the Week honors. His manager, Derek Shelton, summed up his performance rather simply.
“He’s been really good. That’s good scouting by me right there,” he joked.