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 (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.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 1

Written by - Posted 2014-08-08 12:00 in POTW

Kevin Higman of the Janitors won Player of the Week honors for Week 1.

Higman finished second in the public vote, behind a strong campaign by the Garbage Plates Ben Turner. He won the manager’s vote though, to claim his fourth keychain.

Player of the Week (Su14): Week 1 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-08-05 16:20 in POTW

VOTING CLOSES AT NOON FRIDAY

There are few people in the league who are as consistent at hitting than Kevin Higman (5 nominations, 3 wins). Proving this to be true again, Higman had a great day at the plate, batting .615 on the day, an OPS of 1.923, with 2 homeruns, 3 doubles, and 7 RBIs. One of those home runs was enough to beat the Wolfpack, making the Janitors 2-0 on the day.

Coming off a rookie season with the Bald Beavers, Garrett Carlson (first nomination), batted .333 on the day, but earned himself an automatic nomination by pitching a perfect game against Jimmy Giggles (and the name that is too long). Facing 12 batters, Carlson struck out 4 to keep his team from starting the season 0-2.

Picking up where he left off in Spring, Spencer Howard (3 nominations, 1 win) showed why he’s one of the best hitters in the league. Howard batted .750 on the day, hitting a home run, his 1 RBI on the day, and totaling an OPS of 2.125.

There was a lot of talk this off season about Suns Out and how annoying a hitter Nicholas West (9 nominations, 1 win) can be to face. This week was no different, as West batted .533 with 4 doubles. With Adriano absent this week, West also got the start on the mound, going 1-1, West had an ERA of 0.50 in 12 IP with 9 Ks, and 1 run (a home run).

You know, I saw this tweet and though, surely this cannot be true. But somehow it is, thanks in part to Benjamin Turner (2 nominations, 1 win), who batted .566, had an OPS of 1.889, hit 2 homeruns, and had 3 RBIs to help the Plates stay at .500. Turner also pitched 2 innings of shut out ball against the Wolfpack.

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 Week 1 SU14
Kevin Higman
29%
Garrett Carlson
2%
Spencer Howard
8%
Nicholas West
11%
Benjamin Turner
49%
total_votes: 83

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 (Sp14): Week 7 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-06-13 21:17 in POTW

  • Our only automatic nominee goes to Nick West (8 nominations, 1 win) who hit for the cycle on Sunday. West not only did that, but he batted .727, with an OPS of 2.273. He had 2 doubles, 2 triples and a homerun for 4 RBIs. Suns Out are getting their bats together at the right time.
  • Jack Shannon (9 nominations, 3 wins) is one of the many Barnburners who always manage to find themselves in the POTW nominations. In the final week of the season, Jack realized he can hit a homerun almost every at bat. Jack batted .692, an OPS of 2.769, and had 6 homeruns for 8 RBIs.
  • Suns Out Guns Out had a big week on Sunday, mainly thanks to Will McNally (6 nominations, 2 wins). On the day, Will had 11 at bats, and reached base on 10 of them — batting .909 with an OPS of 2.545, hitting 2 homeruns, and having 7 RBI. His steady bat will be key on Sunday.
  • Jim Shannon (12 nominations, 2 wins) and Barnburner crew have basically been torching the league batting wise all year. This week, Jim took advantage of some weaker teams batting .786 with an OPS of 3.071, hitting 7 homeruns with 11 RBIs. Will anyone take them down in the playoffs? Good luck Canvassers.
  • Adriano DiSorrento (8 nominations, 2 wins) is having a monster year with the Nasty Boys — pitching and batting. This week, Adriano batted .583, had 5 homeruns, and 8 RBI. Not to mention he pitched 7 innings with an ERA of 3.43, with 9 strikeouts. Look for him to keep it going in the playoffs.

VOTING CLOSES AT NOON TUESDAY

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


POTW Week 7
Nick West
16%
Jack Shannon
16%
Will McNally
32%
Jim Shannon
16%
Adriano DeSorrento
20%
total_votes: 25

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 (Sp14): Week 6

Written by - Posted 2014-06-06 21:18 in POTW

Jim Shannon takes out an umpire and wins POTW for Week 6.

Player of the Week (Sp14): Week 6 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-06-04 21:32 in POTW

  • Adriano DiSorrento (7 nominations, 2 wins) is having a monster year pitching, he’s basically been unhittable all year — especially against Besley Bashers this week (12 batters faced, 7 strikeouts). On the day, Adriano gave up 2 runs for an ERA of 1.00, won both games, and had 13 strikeouts. Batting, Adriano went .286 with an OPS of .714
  • Jim Shannon (11 nominations, 1 win) of Barnburners has basically solidified his position in the league forever as the guy who hit the ump in the nuts and it went viral. On the day, Jim was on base every at bat but one, batting .900, hitting 3 homeruns, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.800. He also pitched 5 innings of one hit ball with 8 strikeouts. And again, he hit an ump in the nuts.
  • Brother Jack Shannon (8 nominations, 3 wins) had six hits on the day, 5 of them were homeruns. On the day, Jack batted .600, 5 homeruns, 8 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.700.
  • Gumballers have been making a run into the playoffs, getting hot when needed, thanks in part to Nitto’s arm and Don McClintock’s hitting (2 nominations, 0 wins). On the day, McClintock batted .462 with an OPS of 1.692 — he also had 3 homeruns and 7 RBIs in two crucial wins against the Canvassers.
  • So it turns out that the Barnburners can hit the ball! Our THIRD Barnburner nominated for the day goes to Colin Gannon (2 nominations, 0 wins). Colin, like the rest of the Barnburners took advantage of mediocre pitching and ran with it, batting .500 on the day, hitting 3 homeruns, and getting himself 6 RBIs with an OPS of 2.125. He also pitched 3 innings with 3 strikeouts and no hits.

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 Sp 14 Week 6
Adriano DeSorrento
15%
Jim Shannon
61%
Jack Shannon
3%
Don McClintock
12%
Colin Gannon
9%
total_votes: 33

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 (Sp14): Week 5

Written by - Posted 2014-05-30 21:15 in POTW

Rookie Andrew Dilz of Chuggin Chorizo wins Player of the Week for Week 5.

Player of the Week (Sp14): Week 5 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-05-22 20:20 in POTW

Rookie Andrew Dilz (first nomination) has found himself in a playoff race all of a sudden with Chuggin Chorizos after two big wins, thanks to his pitching and hitting. Dilz batted .533 on the day with an OPS of 1.333 (top of the league for the week), including 4 doubles and a walk off RBI against the Twits. He also pitched 18 innings on the day, giving up 1 run and striking out 18. Not bad!

Our first of many pitchers again this week, Matt Dreyfus (9 nominations, 1 win) doesn’t usually pitch, but maybe he should. In one game against SacBunt, Dreyfus threw a perfect game, striking out 4. He hit .300 on the day, with an RBI.

Chris Keevan (6 nomination, 0 wins) has had to fill the big shoes left by Joe Thaman this year, and has been doing well so far, only giving up 3 runs so far all year. This week, Keevan pitched a perfect game against Dupont Circle Jerks. On the day, Keevan had a 0.00 ERA, gave up 3 hits in 11.5 IP, 0 runs, and 9 strikeouts. He also batted .308 with a homerun and 2 RBIs.

Jeffrey Nitto (5 nominations, 2 wins) missed a few games early on in the season, but has come back nicely for the Gumballers. This week, Nitto perfecto’d DC Twits. In 12 IP, Nitto gave up 1 hit, 0 runs, and struck-out 8. He didn’t have the best day at the plate, only going 1 for 11 (.091).

If you missed it, there was a lot of “trash talk” going on with Suns Out and Moose this past week, so make sure to circle your calendars for June 8th at 3:30p when they play each other. This week though, Chris Mazur took to the mound and threw a no hitter against Besley Bashers ( there was 1 error ). On the day, Mazur pitched 10 innings, allowed 1 unearned run, had 8 strikeouts, and batted .333.

VOTING CLOSES AT NOON TUESDAY 5/27

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


POTW Sp14 Week 5
Andrew Dilz
49%
Matt Dreyfus
22%
Chris Keeven
11%
Jeffrey Nitto
11%
Chris Mazur
8%
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 (Sp14): Week 4

Written by - Posted 2014-05-16 21:14 in POTW

Michael Burns of Suns Out Guns Out threw two perfect games to win POTW for Week 4.

Player of the Week (Sp14): Week 4 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-05-14 14:31 in POTW

Well this week we saw 4 perfect games. That’s right 4. So thanks to some good pitching and weak hitting, it makes the POTW nomination ballot have 4 pitchers and 1 hitter.

  • Michael Burns (6 nominations, 1 win) of Suns Out Guns Out had one of the best pitching performances to date. Normally, you pitch one perfect game, you get nominated, so Burns decided to pitch two perfect games. In 12 IP, Burns had 6 strikeouts, on 24 batters faced. He also batted .400 with an RBI on the day.
  • Spencer Howard (2 nominations, 1 win) is off to a great start this season, being nominated 3 straight weeks now. And when Morin had to leave for a new job in SanFran, Howard stepped up as the next pitcher in line — and pitched a perfect game against the Chuggin Chorizos (7 IP, 7 strikeouts, 14 batters faced). Howard on the day had 11 IP, 10 strikeouts, and gave up 2 hits. Batting, Howard was just .300 with a double.
  • Adriano DeSorrento (6 nominations, 2 wins) of Nasty Boys has only given up 1 run all year, a solo shot in week 3 (in 47 IP), that’s crazy. Sunday was no different, Adriano pitched a perfecto against the DC Twits (6 IP, 12 batters faced, 6 strikeouts). On the day, Adriano had a line of 21 IP, 0 runs, and 15 strikeouts (held Chorizos scoreless through 15 innings). Batting, Adriano was .417, with a double.
  • Rookie alert! Connor Dierman (first nomination) has been keeping new team SacBunt in games with his pitching. On Sunday, Connor gave up 1 hit in 2 games and had a perfecto against Besley (7 IP, 15 BF, 7 strikeouts). Overall, Dierman had 13 IP, 27 BF, 1 hit, 0 runs, and 17 strikeouts. Batting, he went .364, 1 homerun, and 3 RBIs — not bad Connor!
  • Andrew Flowers (5 nominations, 0 wins) of Moose Knuckles is one of the most consistent hitters this year in the league. This week was no different for Flowers, batting .636, hitting 5 homeruns, 9 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.727. At this pace, he is a real candidate for the triple crown.

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 Week 4
Michael Burns
49%
Spencer Howard
4%
Adriano DeSorrento
22%
Connor Dierman
4%
Andrew Flowers
21%
total_votes: 68

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.