Sunday, October 29, 2006

Players of the Block - Block 6

JIM THOME (CLA) -- AL Batter of the Block
Cleveland DH Jim Thome led the AL this block with his 8 Home Runs and 22 RBIs. In addition, he was near the top of the league in AVG (.375) and OBP (.500).

LUIS GONZALEZ (ARN) -- NL Batter of the Block
Luis Gonzalez help the NL leading Arizona Diamondbacks with his 9 HR, 18 RBI performance. He batted .299 with an OBP of .432 and scored 19 runs.

VLADIMIR NUNEZ (HON) -- AL Pitcher of the Block
Houston reliever Vlad Nunez earns the AL best pitcher award. He was a workhorse, pitching 25.1 innings in 14 games. His performance in those games: 2-0, 0.36 ERA, 18 Ks.

RANDY JOHNSON (ARN) -- NL Pitcher of the Block
The Diamondbacks sweep the awards this block. Randy Johnson's 3-0 performance along with an ERA 0.65 was best among pitchers in the NL. He struckout 39 in his 27.2 innings of work.

Honorable Mentions...

John Burkett (SEA) 3-0, 2.17 ERA
Trevor Hoffman (ANA) 1-0, 8 Saves, 2.16 ERA
Jason Isringhausen (OAA) 4-0, 1.17 ERA
Barry Bonds (SFG) .521 OBP, 5 HR
Omar Vizquel (CLA) .458 BA, .508 OBP
J.D. Drew (SLN) .381 BA, .435 OBP
Bret Boone (MON) .317 BA, 8 HR, 22 RBI

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