Monday, April 14, 2008

Fantasy Baseball Weekly All-Star Team & Awards - Week 2

Awards Ceremony

Bat Of The Week: Matt Holliday – .480, 6 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB 1.398 OPS

Holliday rebounded from a terrible week one to edge out weekend stud Raul Ibanez for Bat Of The Week honors. The Rockies outfielder hit nearly .500 for the week and put up strong power numbers across the board namely in the RBI department. Additionally, Holliday even threw in a stolen base for good measure.

Arm Of The Week: Cole Hamels – 2 GS, 2-0, 14 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 9 K

Hamels picked the Phillies up this week, overwhelming the Cubs and Reds lineups; which is no small task. In three starts this season Hamels has only allowed 2 earned runs and 11 hits over 22 innings. His strikeout numbers are down but will surely come with time. By season’s end, we may be talking about the 24 year old Hamels as one of the elite pitchers in the game.

Pickup Of The Week: Ryan Ludwick - 5/12, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI

No one could have seen this coming. Ludwick began the week owned in only 3% of CBS leagues and rightfully so given he is splitting time with Skip Schumaker in the Cardinals outfield. He received his first at bat of the week Thursday and his first start on Friday then proceeded to homer in each of the Cards three weekend games and drive in 5 runs. If Ludwick keeps hitting, he should keep playing and could be an intriguing option later in the season. Despite the big weekend, Ludwick’s ownership is only up to 7%.

Worst Week Ever: Phil Hughes – 2 GS, 0-2, 5 IP, 12 H, 9 ER, 7 BB, 5 K

Hughes couldn’t get past the 3rd inning in either of his starts this week, both losses, and worse yet in the eyes of Yankee fans – he got lit up in his first start at Fenway.

FSE All-Week One Team

C Bengie Molina - .384, 5 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1.037 OPS
1B Lance Berkman - .391, 8 R, 4 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1.417 OPS
2B Mark Ellis – .384, 48 R, 3 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI, 2 SB, 1.086 OPS
SS Hanley Ramirez - .392, 6 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB, 1.091 OPS
3B Joe Crede - .294, 5 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 1.309 OPS
OF Matt Holliday - .480, 6 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB, 1.398 OPS
OF Raul Ibanez - .370, 7 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 1.468 OPS
OF Justin Upton - .476, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI 1.309 OPS
U Albert Pujols - .416, 7 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB 1.392 OPS
U Mark Reynolds - .291, 7 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 1 SB, 1.078 OPS

SP Brian Bannister – 2 GS, 1 CG, 2-0, 14 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 9 K
SP Javier Vasquez – 2 GS, 2-0, 14 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 17 K
SP Cole Hamels – 2 GS, 2-0, 14 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 9 K
SP Dan Haren - 2 GS, 2-0, 12 IP, 11 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12K
SP Greg Maddux – 2 GS, 2-0, 12 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
MR Hideki Okajima – 3 Holds, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
CL Huston Street – 3 Saves, 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Honorable Mentions – Jhonny Peralta, Pat Burrell, Vladimir Guerrero, Casey Kotchman, Vernon Wells, Miguel Tejada, Carlos Pena, Zack Greinke, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Gavin Floyd, Jon Lieber, Edwin Jackson, Tim Hudson, Roy Halladay, Aarron Harang, Livan Hernandez and Derek Lowe.

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