MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 17)

An article by posted on August 1, 2011

This week was without a doubt filled with emotion and high sentiment for anyone who really cares about the Mets. Carlos Beltran wore his uniform with pride and played with real talent out there, and there’s not much else to be said now that hasn’t already been said about the man. It’s time to move on (with the report put out there from Cerrone that Boras wants a 5/70 deal) and look ahead to the future. We’ve got two PTBNL coming in for K-Rod and a new prospect in Wheeler – and we’ve still got a strong core if we re-sign Reyes. If…

My choice for MetsMerized Player Of The Week is…Daniel Murphy!

Daniel Murphy and David Wright both had sizzling hot weeks, but minor factors came down to decide it in Murphy’s favor. Murphy played a perfect week of defense and stole a base (while David did neither.). Daniel Murphy has become a monster at the plate – our own hitting machine. He’s a super utility hitter that won’t really provide gold glove defense anywhere, but he can handle himself and he’s become a really respectable major league hitter. I still remember when I saw him hit his first HR – an opposite field HR back in Shea.

On the week, Daniel the Destroyer posted a .467/.600/1.115 (avg/slg/ops) line. He had 14 hits on the week in 30 ABs. 14 hits in a week! That’s incredible. 4 of those were two baggers. He drove in 6 runs, walked twice versus only one strikeout, and even stole a base. He scored seven times and scorched a ton of balls over the week, so congrats to Daniel Murphy!

Past Award Winners

One-Hit Wonders: Chris Young, Carlos Beltran, Ike Davis/Pedro Beato, Dillon Gee.

Been There, Done That Twice: David Wright*

Third Time’s The Charm: Jose Reyes

Who’s Hot

David Wright: .467/.567/1.035 (14 – 30 ; HR), 6 RBI, 6 R, BB/2 K.

Of Note

Closing in on 300 saves for Izzy.

Scott Hairston had a great game yesterday – 2 HR day off the bench.

Dickey, Pelfrey, and Gee all had a hit last week.

Lucas Duda is looking a bit more comfortable up at the plate. Wright is sizzling hot with his return to his old batting stance.

Jason Bay had a little wake-up call last week and drilled 4 2B with 6 RBI.

Trade deadline done and over with… Every NL East team made a trade in buyer fashion except the Mets.

Finally, Alex68 called Reyes last week for POTW and missed this one.

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