Monday, March 20, 2006

Players of the Block (Block 8)

In the American League, Braves centerfielder Andruw Jones leads the league in numerous offensive categories to earn the award. Jones batted .378 with an OBP of .548! In addition, he hit 8 home runs, had 16 RBIs and also scored 21 runs. Honorable mentions go to Sammy Sosa (7 HRs/15 RBIs) and Al Leiter (2-0, 0.50 ERA, 8 Hits in 18 IP).

In the National League, White Sox slugger Frank Thomas also had a notable block and earns the award. The Big Hurt batted .356 with an OBP of .542. He also launched 9 home runs and batted in 19. Honorable mentions go to Randy Johnson (3-0, 1.52 ERA) and Alex Ochoa (21 RBIs, .348 AVG).

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