June 20, 2007

Dunn Named Player of the Week

Congratulations to Dunn. May he be very happy with whatever AL team can offer enough for him.

Adam Dunn, who led the National League with 25 total bases and a 1.042 slugging percentage last week, has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 17th. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

The 27-year-old left fielder finished the week tied for first in the N.L. with four home runs and 12 hits. Dunn posted a .500 (12-24) batting average, collected eight RBI and recorded an on-base percentage of .538. The left-handed hitting slugger hit at least one home run in three consecutive games against the Texas Rangers, including a two-homer effort on June 17th. Adam added three multi-RBI performances and recorded at least one RBI in four consecutive games (June 14-17). This marks the second time that he has been named Player of the Week, with the previous selection coming in May 2002.

Other nominees this past week included Atlanta's Chipper Jones (.474, 9 H, 2 R); Miguel Olivo (.500, 1 HR, 7 RBI) of the Marlins; New York's Oliver Perez (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 SO); Chase Utley (.500, 1 HR, 6 RBI) of the Phillies; Washington's Ryan Zimmerman (.360, 3 HR, 6 RBI) and Micah Bowie (2-0, 3.75 ERA, 8 SO); Derrek Lee (.500, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and Carlos Zambrano (1-1, 0.53 ERA, 14 SO) of the Cubs; Cincinnati's Ken Griffey, Jr. (.318, 3 HR, 7 RBI) and Scott Hatteberg (.407, 1 HR, 3 RBI); Brad Ausmus (.526, 1 HR, 6 RBI) and Mike Lamb (.500, 2 HR, 10 RBI) of the Astros; Milwaukee's Johnny Estrada (.400, 10 H, 2 RBI), Bill Hall (.529, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and Corey Hart (.333, 3 HR, 8 RBI); Jose Bautista (.458, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Ian Snell (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 SO) of the Pirates; Chris Duncan (.308, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SO) of the Cardinals; Garrett Atkins (.318, 3 HR, 10 RBI), Brad Hawpe (.304, 4 HR, 9 RBI) and Matt Holliday (.480, 2 HR, 7 RBI) of the Rockies; San Diego's Mike Cameron (.421, 2 HR, 4 RBI), Adrian Gonzalez (.364, 2 HR, 8 RBI), Justin Germano (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 SO) and Jake Peavy (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 SO); and Barry Bonds (.400, 2 HR, 3 RBI) of the Giants.

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