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Dr. Facebook Fever
07-18-2005, 03:44 PM
http://www.kcroyals.com


07/18/2005 5:11 PM ET


Royals outfielder David DeJesus and New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield have been named Bank of America Presents the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending July 17th. Bank of America, the official bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the American League and National League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect the bank's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.
In the four games following the All-Star break, DeJesus batted .500 (7-14) with one home run, four RBI, four walks and a .600 on-base percentage. The Royals lead-off man went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored to help start the second half of the season with a win over Detroit on Thursday. On Saturday DeJesus went deep for his second lead-off home run of the season and his sixth overall. This is the first Player of the Week award for DeJesus, and the first time a Royal has won since Carlos Beltran did on April 18, 2004.

Sheffield batted .500 (8-16) with two home runs and five RBI in four games to start the second half of the season following his ninth career All-Star Game. He also led the league in slugging percentage (1.125), doubles (four), and total bases (18) during the abbreviated week. Sheffield homered on Thursday and Sunday at Fenway Park to help narrow Boston's divisional lead to a half-game. This is his 11th career weekly award, his second as a Yankee.

Other candidates considered were Kansas City's Matt Stairs (.444, 2 HR, 6 RBI) and Tampa Bay's Jorge Cantu (.412, 4 RBI, 1 SB). Oakland pitcher Rich Harden (1-0, 0.00, 1 CG) and closers Mariano Rivera (3 SV, 0.00 3.0 IP) of the Yankees and Danys Baez (3 SV, 0.00, 3.1 IP) of the Devil Rays also received consideration.

As part of the award, Bank of America will make a $1,000 donation to the Little League Urban Initiative on behalf of David DeJesus and Gary Sheffield. Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, is proud to award the Bank of America Presents the American League Co-Players of the Week David DeJesus and Gary Sheffield each with a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece.

keg in kc
07-18-2005, 03:45 PM
WTF is going on?!?!

I wonder if the watch is worth more than the $1000 going to charity?

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-18-2005, 03:46 PM
WTF is going on?!?!
They're throwing us a bone.

Ari Chi3fs
07-18-2005, 03:46 PM
DeJesus is the Second Coming of Beltran. Im glad we got him locked in for another 3-4 years...

Saulbadguy
07-18-2005, 03:46 PM
DeJesus is the Second Coming of Beltran. Im glad we got him locked in for another 3-4 years...
Please....

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-18-2005, 03:49 PM
DeJesus is the Second Coming of Beltran. Im glad we got him locked in for another 3-4 years...
Yep... then it's hello Yankees/Red Sox/Dodgers/Orioles/Mets/Braves

Ari Chi3fs
07-18-2005, 03:53 PM
Please....

He is a great lead-off hitter, he is fast, and he covers Center field with great skill.

He isnt all-world yet, but neither was Carlos his first couple of years.

kc rush
07-18-2005, 03:59 PM
I've always wondered, if someone makes a donation to a charity in your name, do you get to write that off on your taxes?

leviw
07-18-2005, 04:11 PM
He is a great lead-off hitter, he is fast, and he covers Center field with great skill.

He isnt all-world yet, but neither was Carlos his first couple of years.

Stats are pretty comparable this season...

DeJesus/Beltran
At Bats: 333/332
Average: .297/.271
Hits: 99/90
Doubles: 18/22
Triples: 6/1
RBI: 42/46
Home Runs: 6/10
Projected Home Runs: 11/18
At Bats Per Home Run: 55.5/33.2
BIPA: .339/.304
Caught Stealing: 5/2
Extra Base Hits: 30/33

leviw
07-18-2005, 05:09 PM
Lead-off Homer!

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-18-2005, 05:18 PM
DeJesus and Beltran look like they could be brothers... so in THAT way I can see him as the second coming of Carlos. I wouldn't put him in the Carlos category where all around skills are concerned...yet. He's certainly not as fast or as powerful as Carlos and I haven't seen him bring back many homers.... but I do think he could be a star.

Infidel Goat
07-18-2005, 06:22 PM
I'll go ahead and say it: DeJesus IS having the better season.

OPS comparison:

DeJesus: .811
Beltran: .756


--Infidel Goat

beavis
07-18-2005, 07:55 PM
Stats are pretty comparable this season...
They really couldn't be more different.