Thursday, December 28, 2006

Players of the Block - Block 9

For the final installment of 2001...

LANCE BERKMAN (HON) -- AL Batter of the Block
Houston outfielder Lance Berkman earns the AL honors. He led the league in RBIs (21) in the final 2 weeks of the season. In addition to that, he batted an impressive .425 with 5 Home Runs and SLG percentage of .900.

MAGGLIO ORDONEZ (CHA) -- NL Batter of the Block
Magglio led the NL this block with his 15 runs scored and was a closed 2nd with a .400 batting average. He also tied for the NL lead in RBIs with 11.

JOEL PINEIRO (SFN) -- AL Pitcher of the Block
San Francisco rookie pitcher Joel Pineiro goes 2-0 for the block with an ERA of 1.13. In his 3 starts he allowed only 10 hits in 24 innings of work while striking out 18.

MATT MORRIS (SLN) -- NL Pitcher of the Block
Cardinals starter Matt Morris was dominant in his final 3 starts. He went 3-0 with an ERA of 1.39. Two of his starts were complete game victories. In his 26 innings of work he struck out 27 batters.

Good luck to all in the playoffs!

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