Yasiel Puig has been named National League Player of the Week after his historic
Los Angeles debut.
Puig is the first Dodgers rookie to win the award since Andre Ethier did so in 2006.
The Dodgers host a three-game series with Arizona Diamondbacks beginning tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket.
In his first week after being called up on June 3 from double-A Chattanooga, Puig led the MLB with 27 total bases and was tied for the lead with four home runs. His .964 slugging percentage was second-best in the majors and was the top mark in the National League.
The 22-year-old native of Cienfuegos, Cuba also ranked among league leaders with a .464 (13-for-28) batting average (2nd), 10 RBI (3rd), 13 hits (3rd), and a .483 on-base percentage (7th). Puig also added multi-hit outings in five of his seven games during the week.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Puig joined Dino Restelli as the only players in Major League history to have recorded a two-homer, five-RBI game within the first two games of their careers.