Player of the Week: Week 5 Nominees (Sp13)

Written by - Posted 2013-05-14 21:23 in POTW

Four automatic nominations this week with three perfect games and one cycle. Add to that mix, an overlooked rookie, if you believe his manager, who breaks through with his first nomination.

  • Joseph Thaman is no longer tied with Nicholas DiCrosta for the most nominations all time, he’s back alone with his 21st, he has 4 wins. Nominated for his 12th perfect game, he’s also leading the league in strikeouts thanks to 12 more this weekend, with a 0.00 ERA and .143 OBA for Wheelchair’s two wins.
  • Jim Shannon becomes the second player in history to hit for the cycle more than once. The two time Triple Crown winner has been shown up by his twin brother this season in HR and RBI, but he’s still leading the league in AVG. This week he hit four dingers and slugged 2.357 to get three wins for the #1 ranked Barnburners, and for his 9th nomination, he’s won once.
  • Matt Gagnon of the Moose Knuckles gets a second consecutive nomination this week (like Thaman and Shannon) as his team finally got over .500 behind a perfect game, his second against the Canvassers. He struck out 14 this week, with an ERA of 0.50 and OBA of .154 as he picks up his 6th nomination, he has one win from before people got to know him.
  • Neil Kearns who is really the backup pitcher for Besley Bashers scores the win in the third perfect game of the day to pickup his first nomination. He didn’t finish the game, so Alex Cohn came in for two inning save to keep the perfecto. Kearns struck out 3, with a 1.71 ERA on the weekend allowing opponents to hit .211.
  • Joel Brunk gets our lone non-automatic nomination this week, his first, despite having a very solid rookie campaign to date. Minutes after his manager complained he was being overlooked as a Rookie of the Year candidate, Brunk hit four homers, hit .667 and slugged 2.500 despite facing Thaman in his second game.


The public vote counts for 50% of the overall total, and the league managers vote counts for the remaining 50%.

POTW: Week 5 (Sp13)
Joel Brunk
Matt Gagnon
Neil Kearns
Jim Shannon
Joseph Thaman
total_votes: 40

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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