Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Week 18 Hitters Poll: Pierzynski Keeps Climbing


A.J. Pierzynski is still scoring points at a torrid pace. After setting a record with 43 points two weeks ago, Pierzynski put up a 30 spot this week, which is how he climbed from fifth place to second this week.

Unfortunately for the Sox there wasn't much of anything else from the rest of the offense. Which is probably why the team went 2-4 since the last set of rankings.

Anyway, here they are.

RANKPLAYER POINTS LW+/-
1Alex Rios 447 1 7
2A.J. Pierzynski372 5 30
3Adam Dunn 369 4 19
4Paul Konerko 361 2 -2
5Alejandro De Aza 357 3 5
6Alexei Ramirez 301 69
7Gordon Beckham 270 715
8Dayan Viciedo259 8 12
9Kevin Youkilis 169 9 7
10Orlando Hudson 54 10 1
11Eduardo Escobar 45 11 0
12Tyler Flowers37 13 13
13Brent Morel 33 12 0
14Jordan Danks 27 14 6
15Kosuke Fukudome  18 15 0
15Brent Lillibridge 18 15 0
17Dewayne Wise 6 NA 6
18Ray Olmedo 5 17 3

So, while this is only the 18th time I've put these rankings up, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that any time Tyler Flowers is our fourth-highest scoring offensive player during a given week, that probably wasn't the best week this team had offensively.

I mean, when you're backup catcher is nearly doubling up the man who rules the world, Alex Rios, that's not a good thing. Hell, Dewayne Wise and Jordan Danks each only finished a point behind both Rios and Youkilis this week, and both scored more than Alejandro De Aza.

That's not a recipe for success.

Also, while Adam Dunn had a decent week points-wise, the majority of his points came in his two-homer game on Monday night.

Last week's rankings can be found here.


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