Twins Trevor Plouffe and Danny Santana were named American League Co-Players of the Week on Monday by MLB. It's the first time either player has won the honor, and the first time a Twins player has won it since Chris Colabello was on fire last April (remember that?).
Plouffe batted .367 (11-for-30) with five doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and six runs scored last week. Among AL leaders for last week, he had the second most RBIs and total bases, fourth highest slugging percentage, and was tied for fourth most hits.
Santana batted 378 (14-for-37) with two doubles, two triples, one homer, six RBI and seven runs scored. Among AL leaders for last week, he was tied for the third most runs scored, and had the tenth highest slugging percentage. Santana also currently has a nine-game hitting streak.
Plouffe and Santana are the first "twin" Twins to win American League Player of the Week since Jason Kubel and Delmon Young did it back at the end of 2009.
MLB's Press Release also mentioned this week's runner-ups:
Other noteworthy performances last week included Plouffe and Santana's Twins teammates Brian Dozier (11 BB), Oswaldo Arcia (3 HR, 8 RBI) and Kennys Vargas (.371, 5 2B, 8 RBI); Boston's Yoenis Cespedes (.318, 1 HR, 7 RBI); New York's Brandon McCarthy (SHO vs. HOU on 8/21); and Detroit's Rick Porcello (SHO at TB on 8/20).
Us Twins fans don't get nice things that often these days, so savor it.