Reds' Frazier earns NL Player of Week

New York, NY ( - Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has been named the National League Player of the Year for games played between May 25-31.

Frazier received his first career weekly honor by hitting .500 (11-for-22) with four home runs, seven RBI, four doubles and compiling a .560 slugging percentage over six games. The 2014 All-Star played a key role in the Reds' three-game sweep of NL East-leading Washington over the weekend, going 10- for-15 at the plate with three homers and five RBI for the series.

The 29-year-old now has 16 home runs for the season, second only to the Nationals' Bryce Harper for tops in the NL.

San Francisco's Nori Aoki, Colorado's Nolan Arenado, Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt, Miami's Dee Gordon, San Diego's Justin Upton and Odrisamer Despaigne, St. Louis' Carlos Martinez and Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton also were considered for the award.