Raul Ibanez's Tear Earns Him MLB Honors

Chris DiFrancescoAnalyst IMay 18, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 08:  Raul Ibanez #29 of the Philadelphia Phillies at bat against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on April 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Raul Ibanez continues to show everyone in baseball that he is fitting in quite well in Philadelphia.

So much so that Ibanez was just named the National League's Player of the Week.

In the last week, Ibanez totaled 12 RBI, along with nine runs, which topped the NL. His four homers were also second in the entire league.

Ibanez ended the week with an amazing .481 average and a .963 slugging percentage. This award was the fifth of Ibanez's career, and obviously his first in red and white pinstripes.

Ibanez has a .363 average with 13 dingers and 35 RBI on the season. The 14-year veteran is on pace to have a career year at the age of 36.

Ibanez continues to be a savior for this squad and is looking more and more like the No. 1 offseason pickup for any team this year so far.

Werth more than you think?

Jayson Werth was named one of two for the most underrated players in the National League, along with San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez, according to a poll of major league executives and managers conducted by MLB.com.

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