Paul Konerko Named AL Player of the Week
For the second consecutive week, a member of the Chicago White Sox was selected as the American League Player of the Week.
First Baseman Paul Konerko, after going 10 for 24 with three home runs and eight RBIs, took home the honor. He is the co-winner for the season’s second week, along with SS Asdrubal Cabrera (3 HRs this week) of the Cleveland Indians.
In week 1, it was Carlos Quentin who earned the award. So while the season is early, the White Sox are batting 1.000 when it comes to AL Player of the Week honors. Week 3 is not a question of if a Chicago player will be selected, but who?
Any guesses? My first pick would be for Gordon Beckham, who, unlike last year, has started the season strong with a .964 OPS. Or perhaps it will be Edwin Jackson, who has looked dominant in his early starts, and will take the mound for two starts this week.
The week kicks off tonight, as the Sox get ready to open a home series against the Oakland A’s. Mark Buehrle will face Dallas Braden with the first pitch set to be thrown at 7:10 CST.