Players of the Week: Week 9

Hitter of the Week:
Colby Rasmus went from ice cold (.226, 1 HR, 9 RBI in May) to smoking hot in the blink of an eye.  He hit .500 (11-22) with 3 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R and 1 SB for the week.  The home runs tied him for fourth (Troy Glaus led the league with 4).  He was one off the RBI lead (three players tied with 10).  He was tied for third in runs scored (Michael Bourn scored 11).  It was just a great week all around.

Honorable Mention:

  • Kevin Youkilis – Boston Red Sox – .462 (12-26), 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB
  • Albert Pujols – St. Louis Cardinals – .381 (8-21), 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 3 SB
  • David Wright – New York Mets – .500 (11-22), 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB

Pitcher of the Week:

I may as well just hand this award to Ubaldo Jimenez every week and call it a day.  Shocking that he won both of his starts with a 1.125 ERA (he actually gave up a run, which is a mild surprise) and 0.94 WHIP.  Just throw in 17 Ks, tying him for the lead league, and it was an easy decision.

Honorable Mention:

  • Javier Vazquez – New York Yankees – 14.0 IP, 1.93 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 16 K, 2 W
  • Armando Galarraga – Detroit Tigers – 9.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.11 WHIP, 3 K, 1 W
  • Andy Pettitte – New York Yankees – 14.2 IP, 1.84 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 15 K, 1 W

Previous Winners:
Week 3 – Kendry Morales, John Danks
Week 4 – Carlos Gonzalez, Josh Johnson
Week 5 – Ryan Braun, Jakes Peavy
Week 6 – Jose Bautista, Chad Billingsley
Week 7 – Edwin Encarnacion, Edwin Jackson
Week 8 – Albert Pujols, Roy Halladay

What are your thoughts?  Would you have picked the same award winners?  If not, who do you think was most deserving?

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  1. Keith says:

    A perfect game doesn’t get you pitcher of the week?

    Armando’s great game plus his amazing attitude despite being screwed by the ump and Selig should get him pitcher of the week.

    BTW, Armando had baseball’s first 28 out perfect game.

  2. Rotoprofessor says:

    Keith, if he had thrown a perfect game then maybe things would be different, but he didn’t. If he should have or not, that’s a different story, but what actually happened was a 1 hit shutout. To me, Jimenez’ week was more impressive and more useful for fantasy owners.

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