Justin Upton named National League Player of the Week

Jul 25, 2011, 7:01 PM | Updated: 8:06 pm

Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton, along with San Diego’s Cameron Maybin, has been named the National League Player of the week.

In a week highlighted by his 3-5, six RBI performance against the Rockies, Upton led the major leagues with 11 RBI, 27 total bases and five doubles.

He was also tied for the league lead in hits with 14.
Upton batted .519 for the week and raised his home batting average to .342 on the season.

This is the second time Upton has been named the National League Player of the Week this season as he received the award in mid-June.

What does a major league player who has everything get for being named player of the week? Other than the praise and a press release Upton will also receive a watch for his monster week.

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