Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week 19 Hitters Poll: Dewayne Wise Is Unstoppable


You cannot stop Dewayne Wise, you can only hope to contain him.

Though you could also outscore him this week if you're Adam Dunn, but you can't stop him. I know it doesn't seem like it with the weekend from hell in Kansas City, but overall this wasn't a bad week for the Sox offensively.

While guys like Alejandro De Aza and Kevin Youkilis struggled, the rest of the lineup did a pretty decent job picking up the slack.

Though I don't want to imagine what the week would have been like without Wise.

RANKPLAYER POINTS LW+/-
1Alex Rios 460 1 13
2Adam Dunn402 3 33
3A.J. Pierzynski 391 2 19
4Paul Konerko 377 4 16
5Alejandro De Aza 361 5 4
6Alexei Ramirez 322 621
7Dayan Viciedo 288 829
8Gordon Beckham282 7 12
9Kevin Youkilis 177 9 8
10Orlando Hudson 54 10 0
11Eduardo Escobar 45 11 0
12Tyler Flowers43 12 6
13Dewayne Wise 36 17 30
14Brent Morel 33 13 0
15Jordan Danks 27 14 0
16Brent Lillibridge 18 15 0
16Kosuke Fukudome  18 15 0
18Ray Olmedo 7 18 2

As you can see, Wise scored 30 points this week and has already jumped to 13th place, even though he's only played in 8 games as a White Sox.

To put that in perspective, Brent Morel scored 33 points in 35 games. Brent Lillibridge and Kosuke Fukudome combined for 36 points in 73 combined games. Jordan Danks had 27 points in 29 games.

In other words, the Sox finally have somebody on the bench who can hit.

It's a nice feeling.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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