POTW

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 2 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-08-11 21:53 in POTW

VOTING CLOSES AT NOON FRIDAY

Matt Gagnon (7 nominations, 1 win) is back this week, and it’s clear he still is one of the top pitchers in the league. This week, Gagnon (now with The Canvassers), pitched a perfect game — 6 IP, 12 batters faced, 10 strikeouts — not bad there. Thanks to the Master Batters forfeiting, Gagnon only was able to pitch one game. He also batted .333 with a run.

Debuting in guest player form, Jim Shannon showed up for the Canvassers, giving Gagnon all the run support he needed. Jim batting .571 with an OPS of 2.429, he also hit 3 home runs for 4 RBIs on the day — all this in just one game (thanks Master Batters!)

Proving this is a strange year, we have another Garbage Plate nominated for POTW. This time it’s Zac Champ (first nomination), who on the day batted .417, an OPS of 1.500, had two home runs, 2 doubles, and 3 RBIs. Champ also took to the mound and pitched a one hitter over 6 IP, with 5 strikeouts.

Don McClintock (3 nominations, 0 wins) basically earned his nomination with one inning of play against Besley Bashers (see bottom of the 6th). McClintock on the day batted .500 with an OPS of 1.600, he hit 2 home runs, one of which being a walk off and had 3 RBIs. He also pitched an inning, striking out 2.

There are only a few people to ever hit for the cycle in the PWL, and now Alex Cohn of the Besley Bashers (1 nomination, 0 wins) can be added to that list. The Bashers suffered two heart breaking walk off losses, but Cohn did what he could, batting .357 with an OPS of 1.143, and also pitching 9 innings with an ERA of 2.00.

VOTING CLOSES AT NOON FRIDAY

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


POTW Su14 Week 2
Matt Gagnon
12%
Jim Shannon
12%
Zac Champ
45%
Don McClintock
16%
Alex Cohn
15%
total_votes: 93

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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