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 (Sp14): Week 3

Written by - Posted 2014-05-11 11:52 in POTW

Greg Kenyon of the Chuggin’ Chorizos won Player of the Week for Week 3.

Player of the Week (Sp14): Week 3 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-05-05 17:46 in POTW

  • Joseph Zarobila (1 nomination, 0 wins) of Moose Knuckles, has been having an up and down season so far, week 3 was certainly an up week though. Zarobila was limited to only 7 at bats, but made the most of them, batting .571 with 2 home runs, 5 RBIs and an OPS of 2.143 to help the Knuckles stay unbeaten.
  • Spencer Howard (1 nomination, 1 win) got his first POTW award in week 2, and followed it up with another solid performance. Howard batted .571, had 2 solo homeruns, and an OPS of 2.000.
  • It seems every week we have a Barnburner nominated, and this week is no different. Ty Fletcher (1 nomination, 0 wins) hasn’t been on base in 7 at bats, all season. On Sunday, Fletcher batted .700, hit a homerun, 3 RBIs and an OPS of 2.000. Kudos to whoever is getting this guy out so far.
  • Well I suppose we couldn’t have just ONE Barnburner right? Enter Jack Shannon (7 nominations, 3 wins), batting .600 on the day, hitting a homerun, 2 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.900. In case you were wondering, the Barnburners have a run differential of +33 by the way.
  • Greg Kenyon (first nomination) has basically put the rookie team Chuggin Chorizo’s offense on his back thus far. On Sunday, Kenyon had 4 homeruns, 6 RBIs, an average of .800 and an OPS of 2.800. Not bad for a rookie.

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 Sp14 Week 3
Joseph Zarobila
22%
Spencer Howard
13%
Ty Fletcher
6%
Jack Shannon
5%
Greg Kenyon
54%
total_votes: 63

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 2

Written by - Posted 2014-05-02 21:37 in POTW

Spencer Howard of the Canvassers won Player of the Week for Week 2. His first nomination and win. Howard won the public vote, and came in second in the managers vote to claim the honor.

Player of the Week (Sp14): Week 2 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-04-29 11:33 in POTW

The wind wasn’t as giving as it was in the previous week, which meant we had some low scoring affairs – and two instant nominations (perfect games). Also, am very surprised that some of these players have never won the coveted POTW.

  • Chris Keevan (5 nominations, 0 wins) of Superman’s Wheelchair is having to pick up the pieces after Joe Thaman moved out of the country, and did his best Thaman impression on Sunday against the Besley Bashers. Keevan pitched a perfect game with 6 strikeouts. In his second game, he gave up 2 hits and lost 1-0. Batting, Keevan was just .167, with one homerun, and an OPS of .583
  • Colin Gannon (1 nomination, 0 wins) of Barnburners gets our second perfecto on the day – this one ALSO coming against Besley Bashers (rough day). Gannon had 6 strikeouts in his perfect game. Gannon also pitched the other game, giving up just 2 hits and no runs. Batting wise, Gannon batted just .250, had a homerun, and OPS of .875.
  • Anthony Morin (5 nominations, 0 wins) of the Canvassers pretty much decided if he wasn’t going to hit a home run, he wasn’t hitting at all. On the day, Morin batted .500, of his 5 hits, 4 were home runs, totaling 8 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.200. He also pitched 8 innings to an ERA of 1.50 with 12 strikeouts.
  • Another Canvassers nominations here, Spencer Howard (first nomination!) not only took the Deputy’s head off here, but almost had a perfect day at the plate. Howard batted .818, an OPS of 2.273, 2 doubles, and 1 homerun. He also got to pitch and save the Canvassers from a DC Twits comeback.

These Barnburners sure know how to hit, and this week was no different with Jim Shannon (10 nominations, 1 win). Jim batted .667 on the day, knocking in 3, while hitting 2 home runs to make for an OPS of 2.111.

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 Sp14 Week 2
Chris Keeven
11%
Colin Gannon
7%
Anthony Morin
35%
Spencer Howard
41%
Jim Shannon
7%
total_votes: 46

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 1

Written by - Posted 2014-04-18 21:35 in POTW

Greg Hudson of the DC Twits won his first player of the Week award Week 1. Despite also making the nominations in his capacity as Deputy Commissioner, Hudson won both the public and the managers vote.

Player of the Week (Sp14): Week 1 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2014-04-16 10:58 in POTW

Opening day is in the books! We had a league wide batting average of .380, and a total of 53 home runs to go around. For comparison, Spring 2013 saw a batting average of .277 and had 10 homeruns. I’m sure wind had NO factor opening day right? To the nominations!

  • Kris Garcia (12 nominations, 4 wins) is the ol’ veteran here, currently on his 15th season in the league, and yet continues to hit the ball well. Coming off the World Series win, Garcia batted .625, hit 3 homeruns, had 6 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.375.
  • Rookie nomination alert! As if the Nasty Boys needed more guys hitting home runs, they get Justin Arras to hit 3 in his first week. Batting .714 with an OPS of 2.857, Arras knocked in 6 RBIs. And even with all that wind blowing the ball every which way, Arras didn’t strike out once.
  • Has Andrew Flowers (4 nominations, 0 wins) been hitting the weight room this off-season? He came out ready to play — hitting 2 home runs for 4 RBIs, batting .750 with an OPS 2.375 and had himself a sac-fly and a save. Looks like Flowers is picking up where he left off and continues to be one of the best hitters in the league.
  • Jim Shannon (9 nominations, 1 win) and his Barnburners team sure have been talking a lot via twitter this offseason — and then lost in the worst way via pitcher ejection while leading. Needless to say, Jim did what he does and continued to consistently get on base, batting .571 with 2 homeruns, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of 2.286.
  • Well this one is awkward to write. Greg Hudson (3 nominations, 0 wins) of the DC Twits had himself quite the day at the plate Sunday. Hitting 4 home runs (including the first of the season for the league), batted .727 with an OPS 2.727, and knocked in 4 with only 1 strikeout on the day.

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 Sp14 Week 1
Kris Garcia
18%
Justin Arras
20%
Andrew Flowers
7%
Jim Shannon
11%
Greg Hudson
45%
total_votes: 56

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: Week 7 Nominees (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-09-26 11:54 in POTW

The regular season has finished! And we still don’t know how the playoff seeding will end up. More wiffleball! Pad your stats everyone!

Dave Lucadamo (2 nominations, 1 win)
Dave isn’t there for Ha’Chi every week, but when he does show up, he usually comes to play. This week, Dave was forced into must win games due to playoff implications — he batted .625, with an OPS of 1.875 including a homerun and 2 RBIs to help Ha’Chi get to the tiebreaker games.

Brett Shegogue (1 nomination, 0 wins)
While the Dupont Circle Jerks season didn’t go the way they wanted, they still ended on a 3 game winning streak, mostly due to Brett’s play. This week, Brett batted .462, an OPS of 1.462, a home run, 4 RBIs — he also pitched both games, winning both, giving up 2 runs, and striking out 12. Not bad Brett…not bad. UPDATE: Brett hit for the cycle for only the 24th time in league history.

Nick West (7 nominations, 1 win)
To say that Nick is carrying 7th Linning Stretch would be an understatement. This week was no different as West batted .667, had an OPS of 1.556 and scored 3 runs. Maybe in the off season 7th Linning can work on a new logo finally?

Will McNally (5 nominations, 2 wins)
More must wins for Suns Out — and Will came to play. While Suns Out needed both wins, they only got one after an extra innings loss to Moose Knuckles that leads them the tiebreaker game this Sunday. But anyways, from last week, Will batted .583, had an OPS of 1.750, hit 2 homeruns, and 3 RBIs.

Joe Thaman (23 nominations, 4 wins)
First off – why does Joe only have 4 wins for POTW? Crazy. Much like most of the week, Superman’s Wheelchair found themselves in 2 must win games, which they won, securing the #2 seed. On the day, Thaman batted only .300 on the day, but had 4 RBIs to go along with a homerun. Thaman’s bigger contribution came with his arm, pitching 2 games with no earned runs, 18 strikeouts, and an OBA of .111

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 6 (Su13)
Dave Lucadamo
46%
Brett Shegogue
47%
Nick West
1%
Will McNally
1%
Joe Thaman
5%
total_votes: 104

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 (Su13): Week 6 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2013-09-17 10:50 in POTW

Was a huge week for almost every team in the league (except Sex Panthers right?). So every team really needed someone to step up and try to carry the team. In some tough decisions this week, we have our 5 nominees who helped their teams at the plate, on the field, and pitching to keep their clubs in playoff contention.

Michael Cohen (2 nominations, 0 wins)
It’s crunch time for every team, but Gumballers maybe had the two toughest games of the week — vs Gas House and then Ha’Chi — winning both of them. These wins came in large part thanks to Cohen, who had an OPS of 1.500, an average of .600, with 4 RBIs on the day.

Brian Edgar (First nomination!)
Quickly making a name for himself as rookie of the year, Edgar again showed his skills at the plate (and on the field). In two must win games for the Twits to keep pace, Edgar batted .545 with an OPS of 1.727. One of Edgar’s hits was a no error inside the park homerun. Impressive. Edgar also had 3 RBIs on the day to top it off.

Will McNally (4 nominations, 1 win)
Like everyone in the league, Suns Out needed to keep pace at 9-3 in two huge games. McNally showed up to play — with an OPS of 2.583, an average of .833, including 1 homerun and 5 RBIs. Not to mention that Will started both games, with an ERA of 1.50 in 8 IP.

Andrew Flowers (3 nominations, 0 wins)
I’m still not sure if Andrew is asleep or not in his photo, but one thing is for sure — Moose Knuckles are a MUCH better team when he is in the lineup. Flowers only had one game this week, against Suns Out, but wow did he make it count. Moose had 7 total hits in the game, Flowers accounted for 4 of them — all solo shots. Flowers batted .571, an OPS of 2.857, with 4 homeruns, and 4 RBIs.

Matt Dreyfus (8 nominations, 1 win)
When Gas House can field a whole team (not using umpires), they are actually very good. Their constant lately has been Dreyfus. This week he had an OPS of 1.429, an average of .500, with a homerun and 5 RBIs. Look for him to do even better next week against the Twits and Canvassers.

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 6 (Su13)
Michael Cohen
9%
Brian Edgar
21%
Will McNally
40%
Andrew Flowers
28%
Matt Dreyfus
2%
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: Week 5 Nominees (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-09-11 10:26 in POTW

We’re into the home stretch of the season, and we still have almost every team still vying for a playoff spot. Every game will count coming down as all 4 divisions have tight races for the top spot. We had one automatic nomination this week, as Alex Filides threw a perfect game against the Sex Panthers in a must win for them. TO THE NOMINATIONS!

Alex Filides (14 nominations, 2 wins)
Gas House Gorillas struggled to find players for this week, ending up grabbing an ump to play their two games. They lost the first one via pitcher ejection (even though they were up by 2 in extras), then Alex threw a perfect game against Sex Panthers. Of the 12 batters Alex faced — he struck out 10 of them! Not to mention, Alex batted .500 with 2 RBIs and 1 homerun.

Zach Carter (2 nominations, 2 wins)
Starting the season up and down, Zach has leveled out to be a consistent hitter the past 2 weeks. This week, Zach had 3 games — all must wins. While they picked up only 2 of the 3, Zach batted his way to an OPS of 1.500, hit .500 with a homerun, 2 doubles, and 2 RBIs. Zach also pitched in all 3 games for the Master Batters — keeping the Sex Panthers and Circle Jerks at bay for wins (we won’t mention the Twits game here).

Dan Lockbaum (First nomination)
The DC Twits found themselves in 2 must win situations this week facing Master Batters and Moose Knuckles — Dan answered their call. Dan had an OPS of 1.667, an average of .444, including 2 homeruns and 6 RBI. One of Dan’s homeruns was a walk off against Moose Knuckles — seen HERE.

Michael Burns (5 nominations, 0 wins)
Burns had himself a day at the plate for Suns Out Guns Out. Facing Thaman in the first game, Burns tried to carry the team, but came up short — and decided to take it out on 7th Linning Stretch. On the day, Burns had an OPS of 2.200, batted .700, hit 2 homeruns, and batted in 4. Not too shabby.

Joe Thaman (22 nominations, 4 wins)
Ol’ faithful. There were murmors that MAYBE Joe was slowing down, taking some time off — then he came back, and all was right in the Wiffleball world again. This week Joe had an OPS of 1.583, hit .500 with 2 homeruns and 5 RBIs. Joe also pitched well against Garbage Plates and Suns Out — 2 wins, a 1.14 ERA, and 14 strikeouts.

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 5 (Su13)
Alex Filides
9%
Zach Carter
9%
Dan Lockbaum
23%
Michael Burns
50%
Joe Thaman
9%
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.

Player of the Week: Week 4 (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-08-30 11:56 in POTW

Matt Dreyfus of the Gas House Gorillas won Player of the Week for Week 4.

Dreyfus has been nominated eight times, but this is his first win, and came off an historic week in which he broke the all time career hits records.

He won both the public and manager vote.