Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Week 12 Hitters Power Poll: I Told You Alex Rios Would Pass All Of You

I tried to tell you last week, but you didn't want to listen.

I told you that Alex Rios would quietly pass everybody in the rankings, and that's just what he did. Sure, Paul Konerko got out of his funk, Adam Dunn stopped strikeout out every at bat, Alejandro De Aza woke up and A.J. Pierzynski started hitting bombs but it wasn't enough.

Nothing can stop Alex Rios right now.

Meet the new king.

1Alex Rios 280 2 38
2Paul Konerko 277 1 14
3Alejandro De Aza 259 3 22
4A.J. Pierzynski 257 5 22
5Adam Dunn 256 3 19
6Gordon Beckham 215 69
7Alexei Ramirez 196 725
8Dayan Viciedo183 8 15
9Orlando Hudson 55 9 4
10Eduardo Escobar 36 11 8
11Brent Morel 33 10 0
12Brent Lillibridge 18 12 0
12Kosuke Fukudome  18 12 0
12Tyler Flowers 18 12 0
15Kevin Youkilis 16 NA 16
16Jordan Danks 9 15 2

Other than all the change in the top five there wasn't much movement anywhere else. Kevin Youkilis makes his Hitters Poll debut and Eduardo Escobar has passed Brent Morel, but other than that there isn't much to report.

There were quite a few points scored this week, though a lot of those points came in the game the Sox exploded for 14 runs against the Yankees and nearly as many came in the 12 run game against Minnesota.

While those games were nice, it would have been nicer to see those runs spread out a bit more, and no Jake Peavy isn't writing this post.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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