Fantasy Baseball Dugout’s Player of the Week awards are given to the top statistical hitter and pitcher in fantasy baseball during a standard fantasy week (Monday – Sunday).
A standard 5×5 league is used for scoring to determine the top players (runs scored, homeruns, RBI, steals, batting average for hitters; wins, saves, strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP for pitchers).
FBD’s Week 10 Players of the Week are:
Hitter of the Week: Milton Bradley, Outfielder, Texas Rangers (12 runs, 5 homeruns, 9 RBI, 4 steals, .478 average). Bradley is taking full advantage of his new home in Texas. Well on-pace to best his career-high marks in all three power fantasy baseball categories, previously set in 2003 while he was a Dodger, FBD hopes he has finally found a home in Arlington. Bradley has been tossed around the league like a gamepiece (sorry) over the past few years because he is a bit of clubhouse headache, but there has never been any doubt about his talent on the field. Assuming he doesn’t get injured, consider adding him as a backup outfielder and fill-in utility in all mixed leagues, because his combination of contact and speed with a little power is always in demand.
Pitcher of the Week: Gavin Floyd, Chicago White Sox (2 wins, 13 strikeouts, 2.57 ERA, 0.93 WHIP). Floyd struck out 9 on Sunday and allowed only 2 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings. His first start of the week was also a 7-inning gem in which he allowed 2 earned runs on 6 hits. Since the beginning of May, Floyd is 5-2 with a 2.85 ERA and 30 K’s. He’s a young pitcher, so fantasy owners need to take the highs with the lows, but the lows are starting to become less frequent, and the first-place White Sox are starting to take advantage.