Thursday, October 19, 2006

Players of the Block - Block 5

Sorry, a little late... but without further delay, the awards go to:

CHIPPER JONES (ATL) -- AL Batter of the Block
Atlanta again has the AL Batter of the Block. This time it was Chipper leading the AL in numerous offensive categories. He batted .418 with 8 HR and 21 RBI. His SLG percentage of .873 was by far the best in the AL for the block.

JASON GIAMBI (OAA) -- NL Batter of the Block
Jason Giambi help to lead the Oakland offense in this block. He batted .380 with an OBP of .516! His 10 doubles led the NL as did his .690 SLG percentage.

PAT RAPP (ANA) -- AL Pitcher of the Block
Anaheim starting pitcher Pat Rapp had an impressive block. His record of 3-0 was best in the in the AL along with an impressive 1.33 ERA. In his 4 starts he struckout 19 in 27 innings.

BARRY ZITO (PIT) -- NL Pitcher of the Block
Barry Zito was perfect in his 5 starts, going 5-0! In 32.1 innings he struckout 37. His ERA was 3.06.

Honorable Mentions...

Billy Wagner (HOU) 10 Saves, 3.00 ERA
Roger Clemens (NYA) 1-1, 1.93 ERA
Mark Buehrle (CHA) 3-0, 2.27 ERA
Barry Bonds (SFG) .280 BA, .507 OBP, 7 HR
Rafael Palmeiro (ATL) .337 BA, .418 OBP, 9 HR, 26 RBI
Ichiro Suzuki (MIN) .396 BA, .426 OBP, 9 SB
Tino Martinez (PIT) 9 HR, 18 RBI, 22 RS

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