The second week of baseball was filled with some outstanding performances.
These ballplayers have been taking a joyride all week. They might make a habit of stealing the show.
1) OF Shin-Soo Choo, CLE
The Cleveland outfielder was on fire this week. He put up a .579 AVG in 19 plate appearances. Shin-Soo Choo piled up 11 RBI, six XBH, and three home runs.
Choo hit a grand slam on Sunday to continue his seven-game hitting streak. The Indians are happy to have him turn it around after a .111 AVG start.
2) 2B Chase Utley, PHI
Five bombs made Chase Utley the unexpected power plant of Major League Baseball this week. He held a nice .333 AVG, drove in eight, and stepped on the plate eight times himself this week
3) OF Matt Kemp, LAD
Four bombs made their way out of the park when Matt Kemp was in the box. The Dodgers outfielder had a .333 AVG, eight RBI, and walked into the dugout after scoring eight runs.
4) SS Derek Jeter, NYY
New York’s favorite ballplayer holds a .500 AVG with three home runs. Jeter drove in seven runs this week to help the Yankees stay on top of the AL East.
Jeter reluctantly missed Sunday’s game with a head cold. He will only miss a few days and be back putting up great numbers.
5) OF Andre Ethier, LAD
Andre Ethier was the hero of Los Angeles with two blasts on Friday. The highlight of the week was the first grand slam of Ethier’s career.
The Dodgers outfielder hit three home runs, had nine RBI, and posted a phenomenal .423 AVG. You couldn’t ask for a better week of production.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best outfield today. Kemp and Ethier had stellar weeks. Manny Ramirez also had a good week, hitting two home runs with only 12 at-bats. Ramirez stepped up with a pinch-hit home run to help LA win on Sunday.
6) 3B-1B-DH Ty Wigginton, BAL
Ty Wigginton bashed four over the wall and pushed 10 of his teammates across the dish. A .348 AVG this week makes him Baltimore’s most reliable player.
7) OF Jose Guillen, KC
Jose Guillen turned heads this week with three dingers and a .462 AVG. He is looking healthy and doesn’t show any effects of last year’s extended hospital stay due to blood clots in his legs.
8) OF Scott Podsednik, KC
Scott Podsednik didn’t homer this week and likely won’t do it next week either. But you can’t deny his .542 AVG, giving him the second best batting average this week.
9) C Bengie Molina, SF
Bengie Molina hit .529 AVG with five RBI and one home run. The Giants catcher is easily the best catcher of the week
10) 2B Dan Uggla, FLA
Dan Uggla sent two into the stands and had an impressive .464 AVG this week. Marlins fans had something to get excited about this week.