For What It’s Werth
- Updated: September 3, 2008
It never ceases to amaze me who shows up on this list from week to week. Players like the Phillies’ Jayson Werth (OF) would never cross my mind, yet that’s the beauty of major league baseball…it’s unpredictable. Werth hit 4 HRs and had a stolen base while hitting .500 with an OBP of .613 last week (8/25-31).
Finishing up one of the best months a member of the Houston Astros has ever had, Ty Wigginton (3B/2B/LF) hit 5 solo HRs (5 RBIs for the week) while hitting .348 with an OBP of .375
The Met’s 1B Carlos Delgado has continued his second half surge by hitting 4 HRs of his own last week.
The mighty 2B of the Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia, continues to silence those who said that he couldn’t follow up his Rookie of the Year (2007) performance this year, but he has. He currently leads the AL in batting average (as of 9/2/08) and some are even calling for some MVP votes (which might take away votes from teammate Kevin Youkilis). Dustin hit another HR last week while stealing 4 bases and hitting .500 with an OBP of .567
I think this might be the first time Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins has made this list this year. He had a HR with 7 stolen bases while hitting .483 with an OBP of .528
The rest of this top 10 list are the Dodger’s rent-a-LF, Manny Ramirez who hit 3HRs, stole a base and hit .519 with an OBP of .594. When was the last time he stole a base as a player for Boston? National’s OF Elijah Dukes with 2 HRs and 2 SBs while hitting .316 with a .435 OBP. The Met’s SS Jose Reyes who stole 6 bases last week while hitting .429 with an OBP of .500. Another Met, CF Carlos Beltran, had 2 HRs, stole 1 base while hitting .320 and a .345 OBP. Last, but not least, comes Orioles DH Aubrey Huff who continues to have a career year. Last week he hit another 2 HRs and stole a base while hitting .478.