Fantasy Players of the Week: April 13-19


Hitter of the Week:
Few players had as good a week as Ian Kinsler had in just one day.  His 6-6, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB day was something that legends are made of.  If that were all he did, it may have been enough.  For the entire week, however, he hit an astonishing .556 (15-27) with 2 HR, 6 RBI, 9 R and 6 SB.  The runs led the league, as did the stolen bases.  It was simply an amazing all around week and more then enough to beat out those who showed more power production.

Runner’s Up:

  • Matt Kemp – Los Angeles Dodgers – .391 (9-23), 2 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 3 SB
  • Andre Ethier – Los Angeles Dodgers – .391 (9-23), 4 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB
  • Carlos Pena – Tampa Bay Rays – .333 (9-27), 4 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB

Pitcher of the Week:
Zack Greinke is currently on a run that most pitchers only dream of.  Over the past seven days he pitched 14 shutout innings (he actually hasn’t allowed a run since September 13, 2008).  He allowed 13 hits and 2 walks (a WHIP of 1.07), while striking out 19.  The strikeouts were the second most of any pitcher in baseball, behind just Javier Vazquez (who had 20).  He also picked up 2 victories, giving him that extra edge.

Runner’s Up:

  • Chad Billingsley – Los Angeles Dodgers – 13.0 IP, 2 W, 2.77 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 17 K
  • Heath Bell – San Diego Padres – 4.0 IP, 4 SV, 0.00 ERA, 0.25 WHIP, 4 K
  • Javier Vazquez – Atlanta Braves – 12.0 IP, 1 W, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 20 K

What does everyone else think?  Are these the right choices?  If not, who would you have picked?

Previous Winners:

Hitter of the Week
Week 1 – Evan Longoria

Pitcher of the Week
Week 1 – Josh Johnson

To read the previous article, click here.

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  1. In my main league I have both Greinke and Billingsley and was loving the totally dominating starts by these two. If Haren could get a win, Bedard can keep it up, and the big unit pitches like his latest outing then I should absolutely dominate in K’s and post rock solid ratios and W’s.


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