Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week 22 Hitters Poll: Alex Rios Stands Alone


As is usually the case when the Sox return home from a road trip we have a jump in the numbers for this week. Though it should be pointed out that a lot of the damage in this week's poll comes from the 18-9 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday. Because obviously the one night this week the Sox would go 6-for-1 with runners in scoring position and set a franchise record for doubles in a single game is the same night the pitching staff would allow 18 runs.

If that last sentence doesn't summarize August and early September in a nutshell I'm not sure what does.

Still, it's nice to see an improved week from the offense, especially the balance. Alex Rios continues his world domination as he's now opened up a 100-point lead over second place in the rankings. If you don't know who the offensive MVP of this team is, than you're an idiot.

RANKPLAYER POINTS LW+/-
1Alex Rios 533 1 38
2Paul Konerko433 3 20
3Adam Dunn 426 2 5
4A.J. Pierzynski 423 4 20
5Alexei Ramirez 391 5 22
6Alejandro De Aza 381 512
7Gordon Beckham 339 719
8Dayan Viciedo314 8 16
9Kevin Youkilis 224 9 3
10Dewayne Wise 95 10 28
11Tyler Flowers  74 11 16
12Orlando Hudson58 11 0
13Eduardo Escobar 45 13 0
14Brent Morel 33 14 0
15Jordan Danks 30 15 -2
16Brent Lillibridge 18 16 0
16Kosuke Fukudome  18 16 0
18Ray Olmedo 12 18 1
19Dan Johnson 11 19 7
20Hector Gimenez 3 20 0
20Jose Lopez 3 20 0

So, as you can see, Rios had the biggest week of all, but it was also nice to see Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzysnki return to the land of the 20-point weeks.

The second leading scorer this week was Dewayne Wise, who spent the majority of that week filling in for Adam Dunn in the third spot in the lineup. As you can see, he's been doing a pretty damn good job of it too.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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