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 12 Players of the Week are:
Hitter of the Week: Jermaine Dye, Outfielder, Chicago White Sox (7 runs, 5 homeruns, 13 RBI, .417 batting average). Dye made the most of the White Sox’s sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He logged 5 of his 10 hits on the week during the three-game midweek series. Thursday was Dye’s highlight day in the Sox’s 13-8 victory over the Bucs – 3-4, 3 runs scored, 2 homeruns, 6 RBI. Similar to summer sluggers like Ryan Howard, Dye is heating up with the weather. Over his last 10 games, his average has climbed 10 points to .297 and he’s hit 6 of his 16 homeruns. On 80 hits this season, Dye has scored 44 runs, driven in 42, and stolen 1 base. Dye owners should have been starting him already, and they should continue.
Pitcher of the Week: Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees (2 wins, 13 strikeouts, 0.00 ERA, 0.92 WHIP). Pettitte took advantage of two struggling lineups last week and dominated in two victorious, shutout starts. Tuesday against San Diego, Pettitte gave up 5 hits and walked 1, but struck out 9 in 7 innings. Sunday against Cincinnati, Pettitte gave up 4 hits and walked 2, struck out 4 in 6 innings. On the season, Pettitte is 8-5 with a 4.04 ERA, 74 strikeouts, and a 1.34 WHIP in 100.3 innings pitched. Obviously Pettitte has a higher than desired ERA for many elite fantasy starters, but he is a solid no. 2 fantasy starter, and everyone should be starting him every fifth day, especially in two-start weeks.