Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is looking like a superstar right now. His production at the plate during the first two months of the season was a bit inconsistent, but the 22-year-old phenom has absolutely crushed the ball in recent weeks.
On Monday, J-Hey took home the honors of National League Player of the Week. We have the stats and more after the jump.
Heyward batted an absurd .522 with three home runs, three doubles and drove in five runs. What makes these numbers even more impressive is that he faced three left-handed starting pitchers during this run of six games. Here is the official news.
Braves RF Jason Heyward has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending June 24th.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 25, 2012
The only frustrating part about this whole ordeal? Manager Fredi Gonzalez continues to bat Heyward sixth or seventh in the lineup behind other players who are slumping badly. This has greatly affected the team's offensive production, and you only have to wonder about a coach who would bat his best hitter towards the bottom of the lineup.
A big congratulations to Heyward for his award. Let's hope he keeps this going in the coming weeks ... or years.