Not Your Usual Suspects: MLB Week 20
- Updated: August 18, 2008
Top 10 Hitters
Taking a commanding lead over this list is Oriole’s 3B Melvin Mora who knocked in 17 RBIs with 4 HRs while scoring 11 runs himself. He maintained a batting average of .583 with an OBP of .585 last week.
With the injury to Houston LF Carlos Lee, Astro’s 3B/2B/OF Ty Wigginton is picking up the early slack with 12 RBIs of his own from 4 HRs while scoring 10 runs with a batting average of .586 and an OBP of .600
Another Oriole player, 1B/DH Aubrey Huff comes in at # 3 on this list by hitting 4 HRs of his own while knocking in 11 RBIs.
With Manny Ramirez in the line up, it looks as if Dodger’s rookie OF Andre Ethier is getting better pitches to hit and he’s took full advantage of that last week by hitting 4 HRs and scoring 10 times while hitting .407 with an OBP of .484
The now injured Ranger’s 2B Ian Kinsler also hit 4 HRs last week while maintaining a batting average of .406 with an OBP of .412 keeping him on top of the AL lead in batting average.
The bottom 5 players on this list are Boston’s 1B/3B Kevin Youkilis (3/.409/.458 HR/BA/OBP), the Rockies’ RF Brad Hawpe (4/.429/.484 HR/BA/OBP), Boston’s DH David Ortiz (3 HRs) and 2B Dustin Pedroia (11/2/1/.394/.412 R/HR/SB/BA/OBP) and another Oriole, RF Nick Markakis (10/9/.361/.429 R/RBI/BA/OBP).