Pitcher’s often complain they are overlooked in the POTW nominations, but this week, all three nominees not only had outstanding offensive performances they all happen to lead their teams to victory from the mound too.
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- Alex Filides (NWO): We hate to nominate Filides almost as much as you hate voting for him. The player with the most nominations to never win, Alex ended up pissing off his only defenders in the league when he split from his previous team, only to end up division rivals with them. It didn’t take long for them to meet-up, the first game of the season, and round 1 of 4 went to Filides. Striking out Ragano four times and hitting a walk off homer in extra innings to draw first blood. He added another homer and three doubles in the second game. On the mound he seemed to find something he didn’t have in relief last season, striking out a league leading 18 batters on his way to an NWO 2-0 start. This won’t hold up, the luster will wear off quickly, but he deserves a nomination this week for the strong start.
- Joseph Thaman (Superman’s Wheelchair): Thaman’s two homers and two doubles helped roll Superman’s Wheelchair into a 2-0 start. When you add in the other three singles, he’s the toughest out in the PWL, leading the league with a .778 average. Even more impressive is his pitching; with league leading ERA and OBA numbers. Not to mention the pitching performance was partly against last season’s World Series runner up Scared Hitless, who he held to just two hits. The crafty lefty also struck out 15 on the day. Thaman and his team aren’t rookies anymore, don’t expect them to miss out on post-season action this Summer, especially if his arm and bat hold up.
- Nicholas West (Mr. Party’s Waddle): In five games last season West hit one home run and hit .316. Almost the definition of an average PWL player. However, his Week 1 performance at the plate was anything but average. The Waddle only had one game to open the season, but he hit three dingers in six at-bats to get the penguins off to a 1-0 start. Apparently he also pitches, getting the win and striking out four with a 2.00 ERA. We wouldn’t recognize West if he was wearing a name tag in a lineup, but if he keeps this up, that could change.
POTW (Su10): Week 1
About POTW: Each week three nominess will be announced for Player of the Week. The league, fans, and press will vote for the winner. Winners receive a very limited edition wiffleball keychain. For a history of the award, check out Player of the Week History.