For What It’s Werth

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.

Player Team Pos R HR RBI SB Avg OB% Totals
Jayson Werth PHI OF 8 4 9 1 .500 .613 23.113
Ty Wigginton HOU 3B 5 5 9 0 .348 .375 19.723
Carlos Delgado NYM 1B 6 4 9 0 .250 .357 19.607
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 9 1 4 4 .500 .567 19.067
Jimmy Rollins PHI SS 3 1 7 7 .483 .528 19.011
Manny Ramirez LA OF 9 3 4 1 .519 .594 18.113
Elijah Dukes WAS OF 7 2 6 2 .316 .435 17.751
Jose Reyes NYM SS 7 0 3 6 .429 .500 16.929
Carlos Beltran NYM OF 5 2 7 2 .320 .345 16.665
Aubrey Huff BAL DH 5 2 7 1 .478 .480 15.958

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