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08/30/2010 3:36 PM ET
Rockies Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez named Bank of America presents the National League Player of the Week
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Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for the period of August 23-29, 2010. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

Gonzalez led the Major Leagues with 11 RBI last week and his .545 (12-22) batting average in six games ranked third in the National League. The 24-year-old led the N.L. with a 1.364 slugging percentage and was tied for first in the league with four home runs. His .593 on-base percentage and 30 total bases were second best among National Leaguers, while his four doubles and eight runs scored were tied for second and fourth, respectively. "CarGo" recorded at least one extra-base hit and a run scored in each of the six games he played last week while collecting at least one RBI in five games, including four multi-RBI efforts. On Sunday, August 29th, the Maracaibo, Venezuela native went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI as the Rockies took the rubber game of a three-game set, 10-5, over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. The multi-home run performance was the second of his career (previously 8/4/10 vs. SF) and helped cap a 5-1 week for the resurgent Rockies, who are currently in fourth place in the N.L. Wild Card standings, 4.5 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies. His .326 batting average is currently tops in the N.L. this season, and he is ranked among league leaders in home runs (T-4th, 29), RBI (3rd, 90) and total bases (2nd, 279). With his 20th stolen base of the season on August 23rd, he became the sixth different "20-20" player in Rockies history. Carlos leads all N.L. hitters with a .386 home batting average, and his 23 home runs and 60 RBI at Coors Field also top all N.L. batters. This is his second career weekly award, both of which have been earned after this season's All-Star Game (previous: 7/26-8/1/10). Other nominees this past week included Cincinnati's Jay Bruce (.412, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R), Joey Votto (.360, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R) and Johnny Cueto (1-0, 1.13, 8 SO, 8.0 IP); Arizona's Stephen Drew (.500, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 14 H, 1.179 SLG); Houston's Carlos Lee (.321, 3 HR, 9 RBI) and Brett Myers (2-0, 1.29, 15 SO, 14.0 IP); Albert Pujols (.379, 3 HR, 6 RBI, .828 SLG) of the Cardinals; Florida's Hanley Ramirez (.560, 14 H, 2 HR, 4 SB); San Francisco's Freddy Sanchez (.625, 15 H, .917 SLG, .640 OBP), Pablo Sandoval (.481, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .815 SLG) and Andres Torres (.346, 9 R, 10 RBI); and Philadelphia's Cole Hamels (1-0, 1.20, 14 SO, 15.0 IP).

The Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week, Carlos Gonzalez, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

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