A little off base: I think I remember you

BY foxsports • July 8, 2009

When you get to the halfway point of any sport's season, a lot of things become more clear.

Every player's stats become easier to grasp, the leaderboards begin to take shape a little more and we all believe we know what guys are going to be leading what stats when things are all said and done.

Miraculous runs aside, the cream has already risen to the top, while the slumps aren't slumps anymore. They're reality. There's nowhere to hide once the All-Star break comes and you're hitting .219 or have an ERA in the high 5.00s. Those with 50 RBI or 100 strikeouts are the real deal, not flukes. It's a fun ride the rest of the way. Let's see what the best of the best was this past period.

Player of the Week



It was a tough call this week, with so many guys having huge efforts in several categories, but nobody really hitting all five of them. However, the dingers and the average almost always reign supreme, and the person who put that together the most was Minnesota's Justin Morneau, who hit .480 on the week (12-for-25) with four long balls, eight RBI and walked three times as well. The OBP was a healthy .536 as the Twins won five of seven games.

Honorable Mentions

Albert Pujols, STL — 9-for-21 (.429), 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 runs, 1 SB, 7 BB

Derrek Lee, CHC — 7-for-28 (.250), 4 HR, 12 RBI, 5 runs

Hanley Ramirez, FLA — 10-for-19 (.526), 2 HR, 9 RBI, 4 runs, 1 SB


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