Hitter of the Week:
It has not been a good season for Carlos Quentin, but he finally busted out of it this past week. He hit .389 with 6 R, which is solid in and of itself, but not the star statistics of his week. He tied for the league lead with 4 HR (with Shin-Soo Choo) and led the league in RBI with 11 (the only other player in double-digits was Alex Rodriguez with 10). It was a tremendous breakout performance and could potentially propel him to success the rest of the way.
- Alex Rodriguez – New York Yankees – .381 (8-21), 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB
- David Wright – New York Mets – .500 (11-22), 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB
- Justin Upton – Arizona Diamondbacks – .571 (12-21), 3 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB
Generally 2 W trumps one tremendous outing, but this week is a little bit different. Yovani Gallardo was so dominant in his start against the Twins, it would be a disservice not to honor him. He tossed a five-hit complete game shutout, walking none and striking out 12. The strikeouts actually tied him for seventh in the league for the week (and he was the only pitcher in the top nine who didn’t make two starts). It was just a brilliant performance for one of the up-and-coming pitchers in the majors.
- Jamie Moyer – Philadelphia Phillies – 15.0 IP, 1.80 ERA, 0.60 WHIP, 12 K, 2 W
- Jon Lester – Boston Red Sox – 15.0 IP, 1.20 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 15 K, 1 W
- Mat Latos – San Diego Padres – 12.2 IP, 0.71 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 13 K, 1 W
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
Week 11 – Dustin Pedroia, CC Sabathia
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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