Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten Memorial Player of the Week: Paul Goldschmidt


The next time the man known as “Bear Jew” has a week like this, I hope he’s not owned by the guy who is hot on my tail in fantasy baseball.

There was no other player who could win the inaugural Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten Memorial award. We won’t do an honorable mention today partly because we’re at work, and partly because Bear Jew really did that good of a job steamrolling the rest of the field.

For the week that was, Paul Goldschmidt did this:

.480 (12 for 25), no walks (but still good for a .480 on-base %), 3 home runs, 5 RBI

The weeks all blend together, but the week before he hit a couple of game-winning jacks out in LA (off League, Kershaw, Jansen) to get his team going. He’s had a monster couple of weeks. He is a Bear Jew gone mad. He’s going to have a season like Joey Votto did in 2010 when he won the MVP.

He is the first winner of the HHMWMPOTW Award. Yea, that’s not going to work abbreviating that.