Players of the Week: Week 11

Hitter of the Week:
There was no one player who had an absolutely monster week.  No one reached double-digit run scored.  Only one player reached double-digit RBI.  No one hit more than four home runs or stole more than four bases.  In a week like this, you look for someone who was solid across the board, and that was Dustin Pedroia.  He raked at the plate, hitting .522 (12-23) to go along with 1 HR and 5 RBI.  While that wouldn’t normally be enough, he tied for the league lead in runs scored (9) and stolen bases (4).  You put it all together and it was a tremendous week.

Honorable Mention:

  • Josh Hamilton – Texas Rangers – .593 (16-27), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB
  • Matt Holliday – St. Louis Cardinals – .435 (10-23), 4 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB
  • Manny Ramirez – Los Angeles Dodgers – .429 (9-21), 3 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB

Pitcher of the Week:
It’s a tough decision this week, but two wins certainly goes a long way in determining a winner.  With that said, with CC Sabathia winning twice to go along with a 1.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP, he takes things home.  He pitched 15.0 innings, beating the Mets and Phillies, striking out 13.

Honorable Mention:

  • Josh Johnson – Florida Marlins – 15.0 IP, 1.20 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, 16 K, 1 W
  • Adam Wainwright – St. Louis Cardinals – 15.0 IP, 1.80 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 10 K, 2 W
  • Hiroki Kuroda – Los Angeles Dodgers – 12.0 IP, 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 17 K, 1 W
  • Neftali Feliz – Texas Rangers – 4.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 7 K, 4 SV

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
Week 9 – Colby Rasmus, Ubaldo Jimenez
Week 10 – Carlos Pena, Stephen Strasburg

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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