No player scored (10) or drove in more runs (11) last week than Ward, who is enjoying a breakout start to the season. The 28-year-old bashed four home runs and put together an eye-popping .448/.484/1.000 slash line during the week. He tallied multiple hits in four of his seven games, highlighted by his first career multi-homer performance on April 25 vs. the Guardians. Two days later, Ward hit a grand slam and finished a single shy of the cycle.
Despite not getting his first at-bat of the season until April 16 due to an injury, Ward has recorded 22 hits — including nine for extra bases — in his first 15 games. He owns a .400 average and a 1.271 OPS through 55 at-bats.
Adames’ week featured four homers and a 1.203 OPS, but the centerpiece was his historic game on April 26 against the Pirates. He recorded four hits, two homers and a franchise record-tying seven RBIs in Milwaukee’s 12-2 victory that night. He swatted a two-run shot in a win over the Cubs a few days later as part of a 5-2 week for the Crew, who sit atop the NL Central at 15-8.
Adames won this award once last season and is the only Brewers hitter to be named Player of the Week since the start of 2020.