Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Week 5 Hitters Poll: A Donkey Rises To The Top

Ever since opening day of this season Paul Konerko has held the top spot in my power poll. Considering he was hitting at like a .400 clip those first two weeks, this was not hard to understand.

Still, given the way that Adam Dunn was routinely hitting mammoth home runs and Konerko's slow decline to "really good," it was only a matter of time until The Big Donkey caught up to The Captain and surpassed him.

That time is now.

1Adam Dunn 135 3 32
2Paul Konerko 126 1 8
3Alejandro De Aza 124 2 17
4A.J. Pierzynski 108 4 15
5Alex Rios 85 5 20
6Alexei Ramirez 71 616
7Gordon Beckham 61 716
8Dayan Viciedo41 8 10
9Brent Morel 30 9 4
10Kosuke Fukudome  15 10 -2
11Brent Lillibridge 10 11 3
12Eduardo Escobar 7 13 9
13Tyler Flowers 6 12 1

Now, while it's nice to see Adam Dunn ascend to the throne, it's somewhat problematic when the only other hitter to climb any spots in the rankings is Eduardo Escobar.

As for the performances themselves, you'll be shocked to find out that the Sox offense really didn't do much of anything this week. While Dunn broke the 30-point barrier, Alex Rios was the only other player to reach 20 points. Everyone else was rather mediocre.

Last week's poll can be found here.

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