Carl Crawford of the Tampa Bay Rays was named American League Player of the Week for the week ending June 20th.
Crawford is a great player. He also had a pretty good week. According to the article, Crawford had an on base percentage of .571 for the week and a slugging percentage of .810.
During the same week, Josh Hamilton of the Rangers had an OBP of .607, 36 points higher than Crawford. In fact, Hambone’s batting average for the week was 22 points higher than Crawford’s on base percentage. He also had a slugging percentage of .814, four points higher than Crawford.
Unless I missed a rule that states no player can win the Player of the Week Award two weeks in a row, I think the league missed the mark this time.
I’m not going to scream or turn blue in the face, but I think we know who had the better week…