It was definitely a big week for the league’s corner infielders. The names of Youkilis, Glaus, Konerko, Rolen, Kouzmanoff, and Cabrera were on the tops of all the statistics. The guardians of the baseline spoke with their bats and ruled the diamond.
Martinez, Gardner, Rasmus and Suzuki spent last week blasting the hardball. Injuries and rest days couldn’t put out their fire.
1) C Victor Martinez Bos
The Red Sox catcher was 12-for-20 with one home run, five RBI, and finished last week with a league best .600 AVG.
V-Mart had a few days off this past week to rest a sore toe. However, the injury didn’t keep Martinez from having a phenomenal week.
Martinez had a career best four doubles with two RBI and went 5-for-5 on June 1st.
2) OF Colby Rasmus StL
The Cardinals outfielder was 11-for-22 with three home runs, knocked in nine runners, a stolen base, touched the plate himself eight times, and finished last week with a .500 AVG.
Rasmus has benefited from taking swings after Pujols and Holliday.
After having a slump of a month in May, he looks like he found the magic he had at the start of the season. An injury this past Sunday may throw a roadblock on his hot streak.
3) 3B/1B Troy Glaus Atl
The Braves corner infielder was 8-for-26 with four homeruns, sent ten teammates across the dish, touched the plate eight times himself, and finished last week with a .308 AVG.
Glaus had the most homeruns and RBI this past week.
Fantasy owner might be taking a second look at the once injury plagued Glaus and consider him on their squads.
4) 3B/1B Kevin Youkilis Bos
The Red Sox corner infielder was 12-for-26 with two homeruns, nine RBI, and finished last week with a .462 AVG.
The “Greek God of Walks” did more than take free passes to first base this past week.
Youkilis had a fantastic game on June 5th, hitting a homer and earning two doubles. Add that to his five-game hitting streak and I can assure you that Red Sox Nation couldn’t be happier.
5) 1B Paul Konerko CWS
The White Sox first baseman was 6-for-16 with three home runs, eight RBI, and finished last week with a .375 AVG.
Konerko has been battling Jose Bautista for the top spot in home runs recently. The three bombs he let loose this week keeps him in the running.
6) OF Brett Gardner NYY
The Yankees outfielder was 9-for-17 with one home run, three RBI, and finished last week with a .529 AVG.
Usually falling back on the 9th spot isn’t a good thing. Gardner however is especially productive at the bottom of the order.
When Gardner took the 2nd spot he had a terrible May. The month of June is already looking better.
7) OF Ichiro Suzuki Sea
The Mariners outfielder was 13-for-27 and drove in five teammates, four stolen bases, and finished last week with a .481 AVG.
On June 3rd, he found his wheels and stole three bases.
Suzuki stepped on the dish for his 1,000th run of his career this past Sunday.
8) 3B Scott Rolen Cin
The Reds third baseman was 12-for-26 with two homeruns, nine RBI, and finished last week with a .462 AVG.
Rolen had a big day on June 1st, going 3-for-5 and blasting two into the stands.
9) 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Oak
The Athletics third baseman was 10-for-25 with three homeruns, six RBI, and finished last week with a .400 AVG.
The “Crushin’ Russian” came back in a big way after slumping the last two weeks of May.
10) 1B Miguel Cabrera Det
The Tigers first baseman was 9-for-26 with three homeruns, touched the plate seven times, and finished last week with a .346 AVG.
Cabrera has been all over this week’s highlights for the controversial call costing his teammate a perfect game.
What wasn’t in the highlights was Cabrera’s outstanding performance at the plate. He could take a stab at the Triple Crown if he can continue his blazing streak.