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: Week 4 Nominees (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-08-27 11:28 in POTW

A weird record setting week gives us a few more things to ponder with Player of the Week Nominations. Nicholas DiCrosta returned as a guest player, and picked up his 21st nomination. He trails Joe Thaman by 1 to tie for the all time record of nominations. Matt Dreyfus, in addition to getting the one hit that set the career record, had quite a day at the plate, grabbing his 8th nomination. He has never won the award, and is the player with the most current nominations never to win, with four players tied at 0-for-5. The all time record for nominations without a win belongs to Alex Filides, who was nominated nine times, before finally getting a win on his 10th try.

Nicholas West: (6 nominations, 1 win)
There’s a reason that 7th Linning is playing .500 ball right now — and it’s Nick West. Their most consistent player (batting and showing up) carried them again this week. This week, Nick batted .500, hit 2 homeruns, and had an OPS of 1.700. But again — please get a new logo.

Jeffrey Nitto: (4 nominations, 2 wins)
While Nitto only had 8 at bats this week, he made each one count. Hitting .500 with an OPS of 2.125, Nitto smashed 3 homeruns (4 RBIs) and helped keep the Gumballers one game ahead of Gas House.

Matt Dreyfus: (7 nominations, 0 wins)
I’m sure he could’ve been an automatic nomination considering he now is the all time hits leader — but Matt had to show up and play out of his mind too. Matt had an OPS of 1.917, batted .583, hit 2 homeruns, and had 5 RBIs — not a bad day at the plate.

Nicholas DiCrosta: (20 nominations, 4 wins)
Look who decided to show up this season! The only week he’s played this season, and he’s nominated. Nick batted .727, an OPS of 1.909, with a homerun and 5 RBIs. Wonder if Gas House will ask him to come back next week?

Anthony Morin: (4 nominations, 0 wins)
An automatic nomination this week — Morin pitched a no hitter against the Sex Panthers. If not for an error, Morin would’ve had the ol’ perfecto — but instead he gets a no hitter with 6 strikeouts also. Batting wise, Morin batted .364 with a double 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: Week 4 (Su13)
Nicholas West
24%
Jeffrey Nitto
13%
Matt Dreyfus
50%
Nicholas DiCrosta
3%
Anthony Morin
11%
total_votes: 38

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 3 (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-08-25 19:46 in POTW

Kevin Higman of the Janitors won Player of the Week for Week 3. This is his third keychain.

Voting results were delayed this week because the system we use for Managers votes was down. Managers votes were emailed to the Commissioner who tallied the results. Higman won both the public and managers vote.

Player of the Week (Su13): Week 3 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2013-08-21 14:56 in POTW

Week 3 was a sloppy one. We saw river effect water in the early games, and then almost no power hitting from anybody the rest of the day. Was tough to pick some nominees as everyone just hit singles a lot, no perfect games this week either. After week 3, we only have one undefeated team left — Moose Knuckles (7-0). We also got to see Higman dislocate his elbow, and the tweets that gave up live updates as to his progress! Speaking of Higman…let’s get to the nominations!

Kevin Higman (4 nominations, 2 wins)
Higman has been pretty unstoppable this year at the plate, he had an OPS of 1.909, including a homerun and 1 RBI. (Not his fault no one can hit him in!). While getting a hit in all but 3 at bats on the day, Kevin could’ve done more damage until he dislocated his elbow rounding first. Get well soon Kevin.

Michael Burns (4 nominations, 0 wins)
Burns took advantage of playing the Janitors in the second game to lift his average to .500 on the day. Burns also managed to hit 2 doubles, get an RBI, and an OPS of .700.

Daniel Stana (1 nomination, 0 wins)
Seems we get a Moose Knuckle nomination every week now, always a different one too. Anyways, Daniel was able to bat .500 this week, with an OPS of .800. While he didn’t have any RBIs, he did have 3 doubles on the day, helping the Moose Knuckles win two close games (and stay undefeated).

Alex Cochran (1 nomination, 1 win)
The DC Twits love to play #TwitsBall (aka no one scoring any runs ever). However, this week, Alex came out swinging, getting the Twits going against Besley. Alex batted .333, with an OPS of .889 — including 2 RBIs and 2 doubles.

Michael Cohen (1 nomination, 0 wins)
Seems like every week, a team has one player carry them hitting wise. Well Gumballers have been relied on Cohen this time. In week 3, Cohen had an OPS of 1.429, batting .571, hitting a homerun and 5 RBIs. Cohen has been a consistent hitter this year for the Gumballers.

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 3 (Su13)
Kevin Higman
42%
Michael Burns
11%
Daniel Stana
21%
Alex Cochran
13%
Michael Cohen
13%
total_votes: 38

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 2 (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-08-16 16:05 in POTW

Adriano DeSorrento of the Nasty Boys won Player of the Week for Week 2.

He also won the award Week 1, but voting this week was the closest it’s been in recent memory. Prior to his win last week, he had been nominated four times without a victory.

DeSorrento carried the public vote, but trailed Christopher Keeven in the manager’s vote However, Keeven, wildly unpopular, fell all the way to third in the public vote which allowed DeSorrento to take the award a second week in a row.

DeSorrento is only the second player in league history to win the award consecutive weeks. Stephen Zigmund won the award four consecutive weeks from Week 2 to Week 5 during the Summer 2007 season.

Player of the Week: Week 2 Nominees (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-08-14 12:32 in POTW

Week two is in the books — and we’re starting to see which teams and players will begin to make a name for themselves. Moose Knuckles and Gas House are the only two unbeatens left, and both have players nominated this week. 4 of the 5 nominees have never won a POTW, and the one who has, is our defending champ in Adriano. Let’s see who can take home the trophy this week…

Adriano DeSorrento (5 nominations, 1 win)
Once again we see Adriano nominated for the second consecutive week. Last week, he took home his first POTW — and now he’s back for more! Mr. Handsome batted .500 on the day, an OPS of 2.200, including 4 homeruns and 7 RBIs. Oh he also wants me to mention he pitches well too, totalling 11 K’s and giving up no runs on the day. Someone’s back must be getting tired..

Chris Keeven (4 nominations, 0 wins)
A constant in this league, Chris had himself a day at the plate. Totalling 4 homeruns and 4 RBIs, Chris was on base almost every time he came up, with an OPS of 2.182. With no Thaman, Chris has been carrying Superman’s Wheelchair this season, his .526 BA is more than double anyone else on their roster.

Daniel Stana (First nomination!)
We have a first time nomination for Moose Knuckle Daniel Stana. This week he rebounded from a rough first week and managed an OPS of 1.846, and not to mention 4 homeruns in one game against Master Batters (7 total RBIs).

Chris Mazur (2 nominations, 0 wins)
Our only automatic nomination of the week — Chris pitched a perfecto against the Besley Bashers (8 K’s). He was also close in his first game against Circle Jerks, only giving up 2 hits. Chris didn’t do much hitting wise on the day, but certainly made up for it with his arm.

Andrew Martin (2 nominations, 0 wins)
From keeping score of your games, to killing you with his bat — Andrew Martin has been a welcomed addition to the Gas House Gorillas. Hitting 4 homeruns on the day, 9 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.600, Andrew stole the show for Gas House.

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 2 (Su13)
Adriano DeSorrento
47%
Chris Keeven
10%
Daniel Stana
30%
Chris Mazur
6%
Andrew Martin
6%
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: Week 1 (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-08-09 12:14 in POTW

Adriano DeSorrento of the Nasty Boys won Player of the Week for Week 1.

DeSorrento had been nominated four previous times, but had never won. He is coming off a victory in the Spring Home Run Derby and his first appearance on the PWL All Star Travel Team that represented the league in London, Ohio this past July.

He won both the public vote and the managers’ vote.

Player of the Week: Week 1 Nominees (Su13)

Written by - Posted 2013-08-06 21:32 in POTW

Well week 1 is in the books! We had some tough weather conditions for a few of the games, but overall a pretty good opening weekend. Not too many chances for the hitters to shine here — THREE perfect games, but one was a combined perfect game by Aaron Graham (4.5 innings, 2 k’s), Zach Carter (1.5 innings, 1 k) — BUT they did not get the POTW nod. We do however have 3 people on here with 0 POTW wins — can they finally get one?

Matt Gagnon (6 nominations, 1 win)
While Matt only had 4 plate apperances in two games this week (and grounded out all 4 times), he carried the Moose Knuckles with his arm instead. Against the Besley Bashers, Matt pitched a perfecto (8 K’s). And on the day total, gave up just 2 hits in 12 innings pitched for an OBA of .143. He also managed to throw 11 K’s combined on the day.

Jeffrey Nitto (3 nominations, 3 wins!)
Our second perfect game of the day comes from Nitto of the Gumballers vs the Sex Panthers. Nitto only allowed 1 hit in both of his games, but against the Sex Panthers, not only threw a no hitter, but struck out 13 (17 K’s total on the day). Nitto also was able to help himself out with a 2 run blast against the Sex Panthers.

Daniel Bessette (4 nominations, 0 wins)
The Janitors might have found a gem here. Daniel had a great day at the plate — batting .500, and OPS of 1.600 with 2 homeruns and 3 RBIs. Bessette essentially carried the Janitors through their two games (both losses). They also might have found a pitcher here too, giving up 1 run to Gas House over 3 innings.

Jack Rems (2 nominations, 0 wins)
Speaking of Gas House Gorillas — highly sought after free agent Jack Rems had a fun day at the plate. For his two games, he his .667, OPS of 1.467, with 2 RBIs. Jack was on base almost every time he came up for the rest of Gas House batters (going 7/9 against the Janitors).

Adriano DeSorrento (4 nominations, 0 wins)
If there is someone who has been “quietly” banging away in the PWL the past couple seasons, it’s Adriano. This weekend, he hit .500, an OPS of 1.833 — with 3 homeruns and 5 RBIs. Adriano has become a go to clutch and power hitter — look out for him this year pitchers.

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 (Su13)
Matt Gagnon
7%
Jeffrey Nitto
10%
Daniel Bessette
4%
Jack Rems
19%
Adriano DeSorrento
60%
total_votes: 81

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 (Sp13)

Written by - Posted 2013-06-04 13:30 in POTW

It was a great last week for PWL – wind was blowing out on most of the fields so we had some fun games. Also, this is a great week for POTW, we have some fresh names on here so get to voting for your favorites. And if you didn’t make it to the postseason this year, you’re more than welcome to come out and enjoy the games and weather with us this weekend!

  • While Porkchop Sandwiches didn’t make the playoffs in their first year, they certainly had some high points — one is Craig Miller (first POTW nomination). Not only does Craig pitch (1.00 ERA for the season), but he hits pretty well too (.321 avg). This week, Craig had an OPS of 2.000, 4 homeruns, and 5 RBIs – not bad.
  • Brian Burrell is up for his first nomination since 2011 (with NWO, remember them?). In week 7, Brian and the Natty Brohs had 3 games (which they lost all 3), but Brian hit pretty good. With an OPS of 1.700, Brian hit 2 homeruns and at least gave the Natty Brohs a fighting chance in all 3 games.
  • John Dondero is up for his first POTW nomination, and while he was only in the Sex Panthers’ lineup for 4 weeks of play, every time he showed up, he came to hit. In week 7, John went off – an OPS of 1.923, batting .535, 3 homeruns, and 6 RBIs. One of those homeruns also sent the Dupont Circle Jerks packing.
  • Anthony Morin of the Canvassers (4th nomination, no wins) had himself quite the day at the plate – basically if he was up, he was getting on base, as his OPS of 2.111 shows. Morin was also able to hit a homerun and drive in 2 – ending the season as the Canvassers best hitter (.429 avg).
  • William McNally (4th nomination, 1 win) has helped Suns Out Guns Out finish the season on 9 game winning streak (yeah, 9 games). This past week, Will went perfect in game 1 (3 for 3), including 2 homeruns and 4 RBIs. For the day, Will ended with an OPS of 2.429.

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 7 (Sp13)
Craig Miller
5%
Brian Burrell
7%
John Dondero
59%
Anthony Morin
5%
William McNally
24%
total_votes: 58

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 6 (Sp13)

Written by - Posted 2013-05-24 12:21 in POTW

Jon Gagnon of the Moose Knuckles won Player of the Week for Week 6.

Gagnon won the public vote and was second in the managers vote.

Player of the Week: Week 6 Nominees (Sp13)

Written by - Posted 2013-05-22 17:18 in POTW

We have 2 automatic nominations this week everyone — both Joe Thaman and Jeffrey Nitto pitched perfectos. They’ll be followed by some tough competition though. Every run is more important now as we head into Memorial Day break and our final weekend on June 2. Let’s vote!

  • Joe Thaman (21st nomination) not only pitched a perfect game (6 strikeouts) against the reeling DC Twits, but batted .667 and had a homerun. There’s a reason Superman’s Wheelchair continues to be dominant.
  • The Moose Knuckles brought in a guest player for the past 3 weeks — Jon Gagnon — and boy has he made it look easy, improving every week. This week, Jon batted .899 with an OPS of 2.111! Oh and he had a homerun and 7 RBIs.
  • The second automatic nomination this week is Jeffrey Nitto (2 nominations). Pitching a perfect game (7 strikeouts) against the Garbage Plates to close out the Gumballers triple header. Nitto also managed to have an OPS of .750 through three games.
  • Brett Shegogue is making a great push for the Dupont Circle Jerks to get into the playoffs this year (maybe the new hats help?). Hitting a homerun, knocking in 3, and an OPS of 1.375, Brett helped his team score to win both games this week.
  • Andrew Flowers of the Moose Knuckles continues to be arguably their most important player (batting .510 for the season). This week, Flowers was on base almost every at bat — with an OPS of 1.556, Flowers has helped the Moose Knuckles get back in the playoff fight.

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 (Sp13)
Joseph Thaman
19%
Jon Gagnon
45%
Jeffrey Nitto
5%
Brett Shegogue
26%
Andrew Flowers
5%
total_votes: 62

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.