DENVER — If the season ended today, Troy Tulowitzki would be the National League MVP. There’s a long way to go, so in the meantime the Rockies shortstop has earned National League Player of the Month and NL Player of the Week honors.
In the month of April, Tulo had a .364 batting average and led the league with 24 runs scored.
Tulo currently leads the majors with a .400 batting average.
He is now the third Rockies player this season to be named NL player of the Week. Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau have also taken it home.
The Rockies have had an impressive start to the season. The team leads the majors in runs (186), hits (342), home runs (44), RBI (179), batting average (.298), on base percentage (.346), slugging percentage (.486) and OPS (.832).
Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado are also having great individual starts to the year.
Blackmon is second in the majors, right behind Tulowitzki, with a .359 batting average and Arenado currently has the longest active hitting streak in the majors at 24.
Colorado starts a series with the Texas Rangers Monday night at Coors field.