JIM THOME (CLE) -- AL Batter of the Block
Cleveland first baseman Jim Thome earns the AL honors this block by batting .375, hitting 7 home runs, and driving in 19. He also scored 14 runs and had an OBP of .500.
TODD HELTON (MON) -- NL Batter of the Block
Todd Helton was an easy selection for batter of the block. He batted .466 with 10 doubles and 11 home runs (slugging 1.082!). His OPS was an astronomical 1.595 for the block. He drove in 26 while also scoring 21 times.
JOEL PINEIRO (SFN) -- AL Pitcher of the Block
San Francisco starter Ryan Franklin was 4-0 in block 2 with an ERA of 2.76. In 29 1/3 innings of work he struck out 18 and walked 8.
DEREK LOWE (BOA) -- NL Pitcher of the Block
Boston starter Derek Lowe was 4-0 this block with a miniscule ERA of 1.61. In 28 innings he stuck out 19.