Indians’ Sizemore, Sabathia Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Players of the Week
Fantasy Baseball Dugout’s Player of the Week awards are given to the top statistical hitter and pitcher in fantasy baseball during a standard fantasy week (Monday – Sunday).
A standard 5×5 league is used for scoring to determine the top players (runs scored, homeruns, RBI, steals, batting average for hitters; wins, saves, strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP for pitchers).
FBD’s Week 11 Players of the Week are:
Hitter of the Week: Grady Sizemore, Outfielder, Cleveland Indians. (7 runs, 5 homeruns, 8 RBI, 1 steal, .308 average). Sizemore went on tear Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday night in San Diego was his best game of the week, as he went 2-4 at the plate and hit two of his four homeruns of the week, driving in three and walking once. Only once during Week 11 did Sizemore fail to log a hit in a game. He’s only batting .266 on the year, which is down from his career average of .281, but Sizemore is on pace to best his career highs in homeruns and RBI. He remains a must-start fantasy baseball outfielder.
Pitcher of the Week: C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland Indians. (2 wins, 15 strikeouts, 1.59 ERA, 0.71 WHIP). Note to Sabathia’s many fantasy owners – he thrives in two-start weeks. When he took the mound twice in Week 4 and won FBD’s Pitcher of the Week, he dominated the KC Royals and lost a 1-0 heartbreaker against the Yankees. His gem of Week 11 came Tuesday at the Jake against the Twins, when he pitched a complete game shutout and struck out five. C.C. has been frustrating to fantasy owners in 2008, but so have the rest of the Cleveland Indians – Grady Sizemore included. If you want to trade C.C., try to get rid of him at a sell-high point, like this week. Until he shows his commanding stuff on the mound, however, keep your expectations humble unless he is a two-start pitcher.