There are players who are on a hot streak, and then there’s Marcell Ozuna. For the second time in four weeks, Ozuna was named National League Player of the Week for his absurd performance at the plate.
Ozuna, who somehow flew under the national radar this past season while playing alongside MVP frontrunner Freddie Freeman and young star Ronald Acuna Jr., mashed to the tune of a .338/.431/.636 batting line with an NL-best 18 homers, 56 RBI and 179 wRC+. His 2.5 WAR ranked him 15th among all big league hitters.
For the week of September 21-27, Ozuna hit an absurd .500/.606/.923 with 3 homers, 8 RBI and 293 wRC+. Add in the Braves clinching the NL East for the third year in a row and it’s not hard to see why the accolades continue rolling in for Marcell. He’s on another planet right now.
The Braves kick off a best-of-three series with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon. They will need Ozuna to continue mashing as the vaunted Reds starting rotation makes its way to Truist Park.