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Dodgers: AJ Pollock Named the National League Player of the Week

AJ carrying? You love to see it.



The Dodgers went into the All-Star break about the best ways fans could’ve hoped. Not only did they finished with the second-best record in baseball for the first half, but they capped it off in a dramatic, walk-off fashion. 

AJ Pollock was a big part of the success over the past week, despite the Dodgers dropping a few games in Miami. Pollock went 9-for-23(.391) over the last week with 4 homeruns and a 1.505 OPS in 6 games. 

Pollock added din 3 doubles and drove in 4 runs for the Dodgers in that stretch of games. Because of the success he had at the plate, Pollock was named the Player of the Week for the National League. 

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Pollock is having a pretty underrated season in 2021 and has flown under the radar most of the year. But he was huge during a brought stretch of games for the Dodgers in which they had serious injuries to star players. On the year he is slashing .271/.332/.518 with a .849 OPS. 

Funny enough, that’s one of the better offensive years of his entire career. His 130 wRC+ is right around his career-high of 134 that he put up in 75 games played during the 2015 season. His 131 mark put up in 2015 represented a full season, and the Dodgers outfielder is right around there in 2021. 

If the Dodgers can keep him healthy and coming off of the bench or starting against left-handed pitching, it might be the ideal situation for AJ. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. He had a great week no doubt but he’s still not the guy I want up in a clutch situation with men on base.

  2. Congrats to Pollock, he stepped up when key pieces of the offense were missing. The Dodgers need more guys like him, Muncy, & CT3, to p/u the slack of missing Seags and Belli’s bat.

  3. Pollack had an extremely weak first year with the Dodgers in 2019. Especially in the 2019 postseason. But he had a strong 2020, and he’s doing very well this year. He’s an important part of this team. Great week. Solid season.

  4. Pollack is a solid vet and is one of the performing hitters on the Dodgers. Kudos to him. Dodgers need to stop the Bellinger experiment and send him down to AAA, he is terrible and his swing is bad.
    If he can’t hit .300 in AAA, don’t bring him back. Keep Taylor in CF.

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