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Marcell Ozuna wins National League Player of the Week

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The Braves slugger won some much deserved hardware

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

If you have been under a rock for the last week or so, Marcell Ozuna has been on a hot streak for the ages for the Braves. He was particularly good when the Braves visited Fenway where he was a one man wrecking crew and was clearing the Green Monster with regularity.

For his good work this past week, Ozuna won NL Player of the Week as awarded by Major League Baseball.

While this isn’t a groundbreaking award and is definitely subjective, it was nice to see Ozuna recognized for his strong run of play which has helped the Braves maintain their first place position in the National League East. When a guy posts a 1.674 OPS over the course of a week including a three home run game, he generally has a pretty good case for honors like this.

That said, Ozuna had some real competition for the award with his teammates Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman being hot themselves along with the MetsMichael Conforto and the PhilliesRhys Hoskins among others having strong weeks of their own.