Player of the Week (Sp11): Week 2 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2011-04-13 01:01 in POTW

Week 2 saw batting averages continue to rise and some teams finally broke through and starting scoring some big runs. Two rookies make the list this week in addition to three regularly appearing veterans.


  • Daniel Bessette (Canvassers) – The second rookie free agent to get a nomination, Bessette broke through at the plate this week and finds himself third on all three of the triple crown categories. A double and three homers drove in six of the Canvassers runs in their 1-1 week. Bessette slugged 1.158 and hit .632. In the old days when everyone pitched, the math formula for player of the week factored in Fielding %. That system wouldn’t have been good for Bessette as he committed an error every 2.5 times he touched the ball in the field. Fortunately, as the pitchers will complain, nominations now are mostly about hitting.
  • Jon Campbell (DC Twits) – Campbell and the Twits kept themselves at .500 on the season thanks in large part to the rookie’s double and two homers. He slugged 1.400 and hit .700 to snare his first nomination. On the mound he struck out nine, but his ERA and OBA aren’t worth a mention here.
  • Nicholas DiCrosta (Scared Hitless) – DiCrosta makes his way back to nominee status hitting for the cycle on the weekend including a walk-off bomb, one of his three on the Sunday, to give Hitless and extra inning win and move to 4-0. He had two doubles and a triple to slug 1.500 and hit .571 with eight driven in. He also came in to pitch to clean up Brian Ford’s mess, striking out 14 of the 17 batters he faced.
  • Jim Shannon (Blandsford Barnburners) – Second nomination in a row for the slightly smarter Shannon twin. This week Jim homered twice, one of them the game winner and only run in their tough contest with the Master Batters, and drove in four runs on his way to slugging 1.250 and hitting .500 as the Barnburners extended to 4-0. He loses out on the “hottest girlfriend brought to wiffleball” stat though to teammate Ty Fletcher.
  • Joe Thaman (Superman’s Wheelchair) – Second nomination in a row for Thaman this week. Last week it was his pefect game that earned him the automatic nod. His bat did the talking this week though, four doubles and a dinger to slug 1.556 and hit .778. He drove in seven runs as Wheelchair picked up two more W’s in their defense of the World Series title. On the mound, Thaman struck out 11 and only allowed five hits from the 28 batters he faced.

Player of the Week (Sp11): Week 2
Daniel Bessette
Jon Campbell
Nicholas DiCrosta
Jim Shannon
Joe Thaman
total_votes: 64

About POTW: Each week five 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.

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