Player of the Week: Week 1 Nominees (Sp16)
Smaller league, better pitching, known faces, new teams — the Spring 2016 season is shaping up to be an interesting one to follow. With only 2 teams not making the playoffs, who will be on the outside looking in come May? Hitting is at a premium these days. To the nominations!
No new name here for POTW, old faithful Jim Shannon continues his strong hitting with the Dupont Circle Jerks. While he didn’t have any home runs, he was on base a lot, so that’s something right? Jim batted .625, hit 2 doubles, had an RBI, and an OPS of 1.500.
Speaking of getting on base – is Nick West ever not on base? In week 1, West batted .600, hit 3 doubles, had 3 (key) runs, with an OPS of 1.500. Stop hitting opposite field please.
Old face, new team — Jack Shannon of the Master Batters (yep) did double duties at the plate and mound in Week 1. Pitching wise, 12 IP, 20 Ks, and only 1 run (solo shot). At the plate, Jack batted .667, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and an OPS of 1.333. See you next time Jack!
PWL beware if Adriano DeSorrento ever figures out how to hit again. Signs of his bat waking up should turn some heads around the league, especially with every leftie getting on base before him. In week 1, Adriano batted a low .286, but had a double, home run, 2 runs, and 4 RBIs for an OPS of 1.143. Not to mention he pitched 16.5 innings, 19 Ks, and no (earned) runs.
Kerby Valladares has been the mainstay of the Janitors since the beginning. This year, his bat will have to be top notch to make the Janitors a contender. In week 1, Kerby batted .429, had a double and RBI for an OPS of 1.000
VOTING CLOSES AT NOON FRIDAY