POTW

Player of the Week Award

The Player of the Week Award was established in the Spring 2006 Season to reward the player who had the most outstanding performance that week. The winner is presented a Wiffleball Keychain. The keychain is no longer produced. After buying all available on ebay, the league owns enough to present the award until 2014

The award has always been voted on by the league after players were nominated either through an automatic formula, or by the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner. The votes were originally cast by emailing the Commissioner. Voting was limited to players in the league. In Week 6 of the 2007 Spring Season, the voting was moved to the website and all players, fans, media, and players families could vote.

Starting with the Spring 2012 Season, the public vote was mixed with a vote of the managers of the league teams to determine the winner. The public vote and the managers vote each count for 50% of the final tally.

Name Wins Nominations Weeks

Player of the Week (Sp15): Week 3

Written by - Posted 2015-05-08 12:32 in POTW

Jack Shannon won his 4th Player of the Week Award for Week 3. This was the week he set the career home run record, with 88 home runs.

He won both the public vote and the managers vote.

Player of the Week: Week 3 Nominees (Sp15)

Written by - Posted 2015-05-06 21:06 in POTW

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  • While he finally gave up a run, Adriano DeSorrento has improved his batting average every week, showing signs of the old Adriano pitchers feared. This week, Adriano batted .364, hit 2 home runs, had a double, and 3 RBIs.
  • The Barnburners are off to a ridiculous start to the season, feasting off just about everyone (but the Besley Bashers?). A lot of that has to do with Jack Shannon breaking the home run record this past Sunday. On the day, Jack batted .667, had a double, 5 home runs, and 9 RBIs, for an OPS of 2.400.
  • Speaking of the Barnburners, brother Jim Shannon had his own day at the plate, matching Jack’s 5 homeruns. Jim batted .563, hit 5 homeruns, had 10 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.125. Can someone stop these guys from hitting already?
  • He might have missed week 1, but Nick West has made up for it by being near impossible to get out. This week, West batted .692, and had 3 doubles — leading to 4 of his teams runs on the day.
  • The defending home run champ is BACKZach Carter made his spring debut and helped Master Batters keep up in a tough division. He pitched a game (7.5 IP), had 4 strikeouts, gave up 1 run — then batted .625, hit a homerun, and had 2 RBIs. Welcome back!

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


POTW Week 3 Sp15
Zach Carter
14%
Adrian DeSorrento
7%
Jack Shannon
59%
Jim Shannon
0%
Nicholas West
21%
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.

Player of the Week (Sp15): Week 2 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2015-04-28 17:53 in POTW

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Week 2 is in the books, and as our anonymous writer points out, the new teams are already playing themselves out. Cmon guys!

  • Colin Gannon (4 nominations, 0 wins) gets another automatic nomination this week — throwing a perfect game against the DC Twits (and getting some redemption?). On the day, Colin pitched 12 innings, gave up 5 hits, and had 13 strikeouts.
  • Our second perfect game of the day goes to Wolfpack ‘skip’, Adriano DeSorrento (10 nominations, 3 wins). Adriano was 1 hit away from two perfect games, for the day, he had 12 IP, gave up 1 hit, and had 13 striketous. He’s also yet to give up a run in 4 games.
  • Andrew Zarobila (1 nom, 0 wins) helped the Moose Knuckles in both games this week, both being closer than they should have been. Zarobila batted .571, hit 2 doubles, a homerun, and 2 RBIs.
  • Look who it is — Chris Keeven (7 noms, 0 wins), this time with the Wolfpack. Keeven already has more hits in 2 weeks than he did all last year with the DC Twits. On the day, Keeven batted .667, with a double and 4 RBIs. Welcome back!
  • Yet another Wolfpack nomination to round out the top 5 — after missing week 1, Nick West (11 noms, 1 win) came back and made a pretty big impact. On the day, West batted .700, had 5 doubles, and 2 RBIs (with an OPS of 1.900).

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


POTW Week 2 Sp15
Adriano DeSorrento
63%
Colin Gannon
7%
Christopher Keeven
5%
Nicholas West
15%
Andrew Zarobila
10%
total_votes: 41

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.

Player of the Week (Sp15): Week 1 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2015-04-21 20:38 in POTW

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Week 1 is officially in the books, with no real surprises besides seeing a mascot Chris did not fund. Already cherished, the POTW has special meaning this Spring season, it will be everyone’s final chance to receive the highly sought after wiffleball bat key chain. Let’s get to the nominees, it’s good to be back.

  • Colin Gannon (3 nominations, 0 wins) is our only automatic nomination this week, pitching a perfect game against Chicken and Wiffle (6 IP, 5 SO). Gannon also pitched against the Moose Knuckles, giving up one hit (a home run), but still getting the win (2-0 on the day). He also batted .375 with a double and 2 RBIs.
  • Teammate and fellow Barnburner Jack Shannon (12 nominations, 3 wins) picked up where he left off, showing his pride in playing for Gallaway by batting .667 with 2 home runs and 3 RBIs (all against the Moose Knuckles). He also pitched an inning and struck out both batters he faced.
  • The Canvassers took care of business on Sunday, destroying both teams they played, thanks in part to Spencer Howard (4 nominations, 1 win). On the day, Howard batted .500, hit 4 homeruns, had 7 RBIs, and pitched 9.5 innings with 12 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.16.
  • Not to be outdone by his teammate, longtime Canvasser Kris Garcia (13 nominations, 4 wins) did his own work. Garcia batted .533, hit 2 doubles, 3 homeruns, and 5 RBIs. He also somehow had 9 runs in two games.
  • Back for his second season, John Corrigan of Bald Beavers (first nomination) was nearly impossible to get out Sunday. Corrigan batted .714, had 2 doubles, a homerun, and 5 RBIs.

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


POTW Week 1 SP15
Colin Gannon
23%
Jack Shannon
13%
Spencer Howard
36%
Kris Garcia
19%
John Corrigan
9%
total_votes: 47

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.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 7 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-09-25 11:05 in POTW

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The season is over, let the playoffs begin!

Well this is something we rarely see around these parts, a DC Twits nomination. Struggling through most of this season, the Twits are starting to show some life, thanks in part to the work of Stephen Crawford (4 nominations, 0 wins), who batted .600, had 2 homeruns, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.900. He also pitched 12 innings, 12 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.50.

Stop. The. Presses. Two Twits nominated in one week? Pretty sure this has never happened. Dan Lockbaum (1 nomination, 0 wins) has been carrying the team for a couple weeks now, this week Dan batted .400, had 2 home runs, and 3 RBIs for an OPS of 1.500.

Doing what he can to keep the Janitors alive, Felix Fernandez (16 nominations, 2 wins) broke out of his 2 week slump in the final week of games. On the day, Fernandez batted .417, hit 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 3 RBIs, with an OPS of 1.500.

It’s been a rough year for Besley Bashers, but they went out winning both, in part thanks to Neil Kearns (1 nomination, 0 wins). Kearns on the day batted .600, had a home run and 4 RBIs, for an OPS of 1.500. He also pitched 10 innings, had 5 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.20.

This final nomination is an important one. Due to our mistake, we overlooked the perfect game that Adriano threw last week, and that blame falls on us. Last week, Adriano DeSorrento (9 nominations, 3 wins) took the mound against the much improved Besley Bashers,. Pitching 7 innings of perfect ball, Adriano struck out 10 of the 14 batters he faced. His other start on the day was a 6 inning 2 hitter against I Want My Corners also.

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


POTW Week 7 SU14
Stephen Crawford
26%
Dan Lockbaum
5%
Felix Fernandez
5%
Neil Kearns
16%
Adriano DeSorrento
47%
total_votes: 19

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.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 6 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-09-18 11:49 in POTW

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First time nomination alert! And it’s a…Garbage Plate? That’s right, be prepared for a social media onslaught in support of Adam Elias, who took advantage of the Master Batters this week. Elias batted .636, had a homerun, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.545.

Will McNally (9 nominations, 2 wins) seems to find his way here almost every week. This week, he helped the Wolfpack stay a top the league, batting .600, 2 doubles, and an OPS of 1.400.

Often forgotten due to Nitto’s pitching performances, Don McClintock (5 nominations, 0 wins) of the Gumballers is putting in a solid season this year (and shows up to every game). This week, Don batted .636, had 3 doubles, 2 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.545

It’s not every week you see a Garbage Plate AND a Bald Beaver nomination. David Tedesco (first nomination) is here because he was able to spray the ball all over the field. Tedesco batted .643 on the day, had 2 doubles an an OPS of 1.429.

Fighting for dominance in the all time home run leader stat, Jack Shannon (11 nominations, 3 wins) returned to play this summer. This week he might not of gotten on base every at bat, but he did manage to hit for some power, something few have done this year. On the day, Jack batted .273, but had 2 home runs, 3 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.091.

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


POTW Su14 Week 6
Adam Elias
34%
Will McNally
21%
Don McClintock
14%
David Tedesco
21%
Jack Shannon
10%
total_votes: 29

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.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 5 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-09-15 09:27 in POTW

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Lots of familiar faces this nomination round. Also, was a huge cut off in hitting (Thanks wind!), that led to less than impressive numbers for our nominees this week.

Once again, we find Jeff Nitto (7 nominations, 3 wins) nominated for a perfect game, except this time, it was combined with teammate Critchfield. For the 1 game they played, Nitto pitched 4.5, no hits, 5 strikeouts in 9 batters faced. Batting, he was 2 for 3 (.667), an RBI and an OPS if 1.333.

Kevin Higman can basically be counted on to be one of the best hitters in the league every year, this year being no different. Higman, batted .357 on the day, with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.143.

Nicholas West (10 nominations, 1 win) kicks off our 3 nominations for Wolfpack this week. West batted .500 on the day with 2 RBIs, 2 doubles, and an OPS of 1.357.

Will McNally (8 nominations, 2 wins) continues his tear this season at the plate. This week McNally batted .462, had an RBI and a double, and left the day with an OPS of 1.000.

Michael Burns (7 nominations, 2 wins) rounds out the nominations from Wolfpack this week. Burns, like all of the Wolfpack, is having a great year at the plate, this week he batted .500 with a double and an OPS of 1.083.

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


POTW Su14 Week 5
Jeff Nitto
14%
Kevin Higman
5%
Nicholas West
68%
Will McNally
0%
Michael Burns
14%
total_votes: 22

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.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 4 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-09-03 00:12 in POTW

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We have one automatic nomination, although he probably would’ve been nominated either way — Jeff Nitto of the Gumballers (6 nominations, 2 wins) pitched a perfect game. In that game, against Jimmy Giggles, Nitto had 3 strikeouts to 12 batters faced over 6 IP. On the day, he had 17 IP, 1 run for an ERA of 0.35, and 8 strikeouts for a 2-0 record. Batting, Nitto was .500 with 2 homeruns, 2 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.583. Not bad.

No he’s not quite a rookie, but Sean Whalen of Chicken and Wiffle is nominated for the first time in his short career. On the day, Whalen batted .500, had 2 homeruns, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.583.

Will McNally (7 nominations, 2 wins) of newly formed Wolfpack is picking up where he left off, consistently getting on base. This week was no different, batting .556, with 4 doubles, a home run, 4 RBIs and an OPS of 1.500.

Sam Smith (first nomination) lives in what is the worst/weirdest division this year, the West, where no one seems to want to win it. That said, Sam did his best to help out his team the Bald Beavers this week, batting .700, with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs and an OPS of 1.600

He might be the most polarizing player in the league, but he certainly deserves to be here. Felix Fernandez of the Janitors (15 nominations, 2 wins) went 2-0 pitching, gave up 3 hits and 1 run (0.38 ERA) with 10 strikeouts. On top of that, he batted .636, had a home run and 2 RBIs with an OPS of 1.545.

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


POTW Su14 Week 4
Jeff Nitto
19%
Sean Whalen
5%
Will McNally
49%
Sam Smith
14%
Felix Fernandez
14%
total_votes: 37

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.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 3

Written by - Posted 2014-08-22 12:01 in POTW

Zach Carter won the popular vote, and was second in the managers vote to claim Player of the Week for Week 3. He was actually tied with Samuel Cable, who won the managers vote and was second in the poplar vote. But, the popular vote is the tiebreaker.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 3 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-08-19 13:20 in POTW

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I’m really at a loss for what is happening this season. Insanity I tell you. Let’s get to the nominations.

This week we got to see Zach Carter of Master Batters (3 nominations, 2 wins) at his finest. Carter carried the Master Batters, batting .667, an ops of 3.000 (!), hitting 5 home runs, with 7 RBIs. Carter also pitched 9 innings, with an ERA of 4.67 and 8 strikeouts.

Don McClintock (4 nominations, 0 wins) is off to a great start this year. This week, Don batted .556, hitting 2 home runs, and knocking in 4 RBIs with two doubles.

Our second nominated Gumballer of the week, possibly with his best week to date, Michael Cohen (3 nominations, 0 wins) went on a tear at the plate. Cohen batted .556, had an OPS of 2.444, hit 4 home runs, with 7 RBIs.

Trying to make some noise in the “new team” category is I Want My Corners, led by Jack Shannon (10 nominations, 3 wins) who did his best to fuel the “brother rivalry” in regards to home runs. On the day, Jack batted .500, an OPS of 1.700, hit 2 home runs, with 4 RBIs. He also pitched 11 innings, had a 2.18 ERA (1-1), with 12 strikeouts.

Say hello to our leader for rookie of the year nomination, Samuel Cable of Besley Bashers (first nomination). This week was his best yet, batting .571, with an OPS of 2.214, Cable hit 5 home runs, had 7 RBIs. All other rookies are looking up at Cable right now.
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The public vote counts for 50% of the overall total, and the league managers vote counts for the remaining 50%.


POTW Su14 Week 3
Zach Carter
48%
Don McClintock
7%
Michael Cohen
5%
Jack Shannon
11%
Samuel Cable
30%
total_votes: 44

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.