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 14 Players of the Week are:
Hitter of the Week: J.J. Hardy, Shortstop, Milwaukee Brewers. Hardy was an absolute beast last week, finally putting up numbers that made him worthy of your mid-to-late round draft picks in March. Last week, Hardy batted .600 and logged 18 hits, scored 8 runs, hit a surprising 6 homeruns, drove in 12 RBI, and even stole a base. Now that it seems as if Hardy finally has it going, now might be the time to add him if you have a spot on your roster, especially if you’d been holding onto a guy like Troy Tulowitzki or Rafael Furcal hoping they would recover quickly from their injuries. On the year, Hardy is batting .294 with 13 homeruns, 40 RBI and runs scored, and 2 steals.
Pitcher of the Week: Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay is a FBD All-Star and becomes the second pitcher of the year to win two Pitcher of the Week awards – he was also Week 5 Pitcher of the Week. Last week, Halladay threw nothing but filth. In 16 innings of work across two starts, Halladay picked up 2 wins, struck out 13, had a 1.12 ERA, and a 0.69 WHIP. One of the few bright spots on the underachieving Toronto Blue Jays, Halladay is 10-6 on the year with a 2.88 ERA, 113 strikeouts, and 1.04 WHIP. Similar to new Brewers pitcher C.C. Sabathia, Halladay has become an obvious “must start” in weeks that he is a two-start pitcher.