White Sox designated hitter Yermín Mercedes and Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer have been named the 2021 season’s first Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet.

A 28-year-old with nearly 2,400 career plate appearances in the Minors, Mercedes made Chicago’s roster out of Spring Training and emerged from relative anonymity with his historic start to the season.

Mercedes became the first player in the modern era (dating back to 1900) to begin a season with hits in his first eight at-bats, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He finished the week 9-for-14 (.643) with a homer, two doubles, six RBIs and a 1.643 OPS in three games, winning the American League Player of the Week Award for his efforts.