Players of the Week (and then some)
Call it the Players of the first week and change…but here they are:
Player of the Week: Jamie D’Antona, Tucson Sidewinders.
The Diamondbacks third baseman (and occasional catcher) came to the organization in the same draft that brought you Conor Jackson and Carlos Quentin, but D’Antona fell behind the other two, to the point of not being protected on the 40-man roster this offseason. If he keeps this up, though, he’ll find a spot. In his first 10 games, D’Antona leads Minor League Baseball with a .556 average. He also is slugging .917 which has led to a 1.512 OPS.
Pitcher of the Week: Chase Wright, Trenton Thunder.
Wright, the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year in 2006, just kept on dominating with a move up to the Eastern League. In two starts, the left-hander allowed no runs and only four hits in 14 innings. That’s a .085 batting average against and with only one walk, he’s got a ridiculous 0.37 WHIP for you fantasy fans. He’s also struck out 19 in that span. All of that led to a promotion up to the big leagues and he’ll start tonight’s game for the Yankees against the Cleveland Indians.
Don’t like our picks? Tell us who you would choose by leaving a comment! — Jonathan