There was quite a bit of movement in the rankings this week, as A.J. Pierzynski started his descent back toward earth and not even the mighty Paul Konerko could keep up the pace he had in April.
Only three members of the lineup had 30 point weeks, but Adam Dunn and Gordon Beckham -- yes, that Gordon Beckham -- were two of them. Alejandro De Aza was the third, which is why Dunn and De Aza both passed Pierzynski in the rankings, while Gordon Beckham jumped up two spots.
|2||Alejandro De Aza||107||3||30|
Now, I don't do these polls in points per at bat, but if I did there would be a strong argument for Kosuke Fukudome getting a bit more playing time right now. No, he doesn't provide the power threat Dayan Viciedo does, and he's only hitting .182, but he's averaging .52 points per at bat. Viciedo is averaging only .36.
So while it's not a large enough gap to justify making Kosuke a starter, he should at least get a few more starts in left field.
At the very least he should be getting more time in left field than Brent Lillibridge.
Last week's poll can be found here.