There were some data issues with the pitchers. The weekly calculations were incorrect. There is no way a SP can get three starts in seven days. Or eight days. So this week's top unknown performances are all by hitters.
And may as well be for two-catcher AL- and NL-Only players, too.
C Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies: For the week, the World Series champions' catcher walked eight times. Maybe he will live-up to his 2008 sleeper status in 2009.
C Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins: His power is surprising. Shocking actually, but it has come without detriment to his batting eye. Mauer walked seven times last week and struck out just twice.
C Chris Snyder, Arizona Diamondbacks: Snyder's ability to draw walks has never been an issue. Nor was it one last week when he drew six and whiffed just three times. He's got a way's to go to make his AVG palatable. Striking out less than he walks will go a ways towards doing that.
1B/3B Jeff Larish, Detroit Tigers: His three HRs on the left-side of a potential platoon are what most people notice. I like to see that power accompanied by five walks and a couple of Ks.
C Kurt Suzuki, Oakland A's: He drew just three walks for the week, but he did it without striking out in 21 plate appearances. I'll take 7-18 with a SB every week from my #2 catcher.