It can't technically be the record since this final week was two days longer than every other one, and he did a lot of damage in those final two days, but Dayan Viciedo scored more points in this final week than any other Sox player this season -- both Viciedo and Rios put up 48 points in Week 7.
If only the season hadn't ended and he could just start 2013 with this swing right now.
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Again, the numbers are a bit skewed this week thanks to the extra days, but the 11-0 and 9-0 outbursts in the final series of the season helped the numbers a bit as well. Particularly Dan Johnson who blew up for 30 points this week to move ahead of every bench player besides Orlando Hudson -- who got a big boost with his grand slam -- Dewayne Wise and Tyler Flowers.
Of course, there's one huge difference between Johnson and those guys. Dan averaged 1.58 points per plate appearance, which greatly exceeded Hudson (.51), Wise (.70) and Flowers (.48).
Still, no matter how Viciedo or Johnson or anybody did this week, it's still clear that Alex Rios is the offensive MVP of 2012. He led these rankings just about the entire year, but unlike his team, he didn't give it up at the end.
Last week's rankings can be found here.