Player of the Week (Sp15): Week 4 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2015-05-13 11:57 in POTW


Things are starting to settle after Week 4, Barnburners have already clinched and I think Besley is already eliminated. We have a couple automatic nominations this week, and while I think Connor is a fantastic pitcher, as future Commissioner, I am going to propose that only perfect games get an automatic nomination. Just putting that on paper for everyone.

  • If it wasn’t for an error in the first inning, Connor Dierman would be nominated for a perfect game, not a no hitter. If you want to see the play, you can’t, because their catcher blocks it. No review here. On the day, Connor only gave up 2 hits and 1 run. He had 11 IP, 1 ER, 0.55 ERA, and 11 strikeouts for a 1-1 record.
  • Let’s just get out weekly tradition of nominating the Shannons out of the way. First up, Jim Shannon’s line: .611 average, 6 home runs, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.222 (in 3 games).
  • And now Jack Shannon’s line (who still has the best roster photo to date): .500 average, 4 home runs, 7 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.875. It’s kind of amazing how consistent these two are, and very easy to take for granted, try not to.
  • Another automatic nomination came from Jeff Nitto, returning to form on the mound with a perfect game (12 BF, 0 hits, 5 strikeouys). Nitto also earned himself a nomination with his bat, hitting .636, 3 home runs, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.182. One man team right there.

  • Spencer Howard had an off week in Week 2, but bounced back in a big way for the Canvassers in Week 4. He pitched 6 innings, gave up zero runs, then batted .700 with 4 home runs, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.600.


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

POTW Week 4 SP15
Connor Dierman
Jim Shannon
Jack Shannon
Jeff Nitto
Spencer Howard
total_votes: 29

About POTW: Each week five nominees 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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