Votto, Taillon nab NL Player of the Week honours in April

 Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) was named National League Player of the Week for the week from April 23 to 29. It was the fifth time in his career he has won this honour.

Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) was named National League Player of the Week for the week from April 23 to 29. It was the fifth time in his career he has won this honour.

By Neil Munro

Canadian Baseball Network

Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont) was named National League Player of the Week for the week of April 23 to 29. It was the fifth time in his career that he has won this honour.

The Canadian slugger batted .348 with four home runs and a .913 slugging percentage in seven games that week.

Earlier in the month, Jameson Taillon, who maintains a Canadian citizenship and pitched for Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, took home the same award, after he went 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA in two starts during the week of April 2 to April 8.

The following is a complete list of Canadians that have won either the American League or National League Player of the Week Award since it was introduced in 1974:

Canadians Named Major League Player of the Week

PlayerTeamLeagueWeekDetails
Ferguson JenkinsTexasALSeptember 9-September 15, 19742-0 W-L; 1.00 ERA; 18 IP; 20 K; 2 BB; 2 CG; .209 OPBA
Ferguson JenkinsTexasALApril 24-April 30, 19782-0 W-L; 1.00 ERA; 18 IP; 9 K; 2 BB; 2 CG; .138 OPBA
Ryan DempsterFloridaNLJuly 2-July 8, 20012-0 W-L; 0.00 ERA; 17 IP; 8 K; 5 BB; .136 OPBA; 1 ShO
Corey KoskieMinnesotaALJune 16-June 22, 2003.429 BA (12/28); .893 SP (25/28); 10 Runs; 4 HR; 11 RBI; 1.393 OPS
Eric GagneLos AngelesNLAugust 4-August 10, 20034 G; 4 SV; 0.00 ERA; 4 IP; 8 K; 0 BB; .000 OPBA; 4 GF
Ryan DempsterChicagoNLJune 4-June 10, 20122-0 W-L; 0.00 ERA; 15 IP; 9 K; 1 BB; .137 OPBA
Larry WalkerColoradoNLMay 20-May 26, 1996.500 BA (11/22); 1.136 SP (25/22); 2 HR; 3 3B; 10 RBI; 1.655 OPS
Larry WalkerColoradoNLApril 1-April 6, 1997.440 BA (11/25); 1.240 SP (31/25); 8 Runs; 6 HR; 11 RBI; 1.721 OPS
Matt StairsOaklandALJuly 14-July 20, 1997.611 BA (11/18); 1.444 SP (26/18); 10 Runs; 5 HR; 11 RBI; 2.137 OPS
Larry WalkerColoradoNLSeptember 15-September 21, 1997.320 BA (8/25); .960 SP (24/25); 7 Runs; 5 HR; 12 RBI; 1.379 OPS
Larry WalkerColoradoNLApril 26-May 2, 1999.500 BA (12/24); 1.333 SP (32/24); 8 Runs; 6 HR; 18 RBI; 1.852 OPS
Jason BayPittsburghNLAugust 8-August 14, 2005.379 BA (11/29); .655 SP (19/29); 8 Runs; 2 HR; 8 RBI; 1.100 OPS
Jason BayPittsburghNLMay 15-May 21, 2006.333 BA (8/24); .750 SP (18/24); 5 Runs; 3 HR; 11 RBI; 1.157 OPS
Jason BayPittsburghNLMay 22-May 28, 2006.500 BA (13/26); 1.308 SP (34/24); 11 Runs; 7 HR; 15 RBI; 1.856 OPS
Jason BayPittsburghNLMay 21-May 27, 2007.500 BA (10/20); .950 SP (19/20); 6 Runs; 2 HR; 10 RBI; 1.521 OPS
Justin MorneauMinnesotaALJuly 2-July 8, 2007.438 BA (14/32); 0.875 SP (28/32); 7 Runs; 4 HR; 13 RBI; 1.346 OPS
Justin MorneauMinnesotaALJune 29-July 5, 2009.480 BA (12/25); 1.040 SP (26/25); 4 Runs; 4 HR; 8 RBI; 1.576 OBP
Joey VottoCinncinatiNLSeptember 21-September 27, 2009.560 (14/25); 1.080 SP (27/25); 10 2B; 8 RBI; 11 Runs; 1.673 OPS
Joey VottoCinncinatiNLJuly 25-July 31, 2011.385 BA (10/26); .923 SP (24/26); 7 Runs; 4 HR; 9 RBI; 1.390 OPS
Jason BayNew YorkNLSeptember 5-September 11, 2011.481 BA (13/27); .851 SP (23/27); 4 Runs; 2 HR; 10 RBI; 1.389 OPS
Russell MartinPittsburghNLApril 22 - April 28, 2013.375 BA (9/24); .958 SP (23/24); 5 Runs; 4 HR; 6 RBI; 1.333 OPS
Joey VottoCinncinatiNLMay 13-May 19, 2013.583 BA (14/24); .971 SP (22/24); 7 Runs; 2 HR; 5 RBI; 1.572 OPS
Justin MorneauColoradoNLApril 14 - April 20, 2014.375 BA (9/24); .875 SP (21/24); 6 Runs; 3 HR; 12 RBI; 1.221 OPS
James PaxtonSeattleALApril 10 - April 16, 20172-0 W-L; 0.00 ERA; 15 IP; 17 K; 3 BB; .122 OPBA
Joey VottoCinncinatiNLJune 26-July 2, 2017.524 BA (11/21); 1.095 SP (23/21); 6 Runs; 3 HR; 6 RBI; 1.725 OPS
James PaxtonSeattleALJuly 24 - July 30, 20172-0 W-L; 0.00 ERA; 13 IP; 18 K; 0 BB; .208 OPBA (Co-player)
Jameson TaillonPittsburghNLApril 2 - April 8, 20182-0 W-L; 1.26 ERA; 14.1 IP; 16 K; 2 BB; 1 ShO, .160 OPBA
Joey VottoCinncinatiNLApril 23 - April 29, 2018.348 BA (/23); .913 SP (21/23); 9 Runs; 4 HR; 7 RBI; 1.472 OPS

 

 

 

Neil Munro

Neil is a retired secondary school mathematics teacher with a life-long passion for the collection and analysis of baseball statistics. A North Bay Ontario resident for almost 50 years, Neil has fuelled his interest by serving as a research consultant with STATS Inc. He was the former chair of the Records Committee of SABR – the Society for American Baseball Research. Neil assisted in the development of the complete statistical database of baseball records that is used by a number of pro and media organizations and formed the basis for the STATS Inc. All-time Major League Handbook. He has contributed innumerable essays and columns to a variety of publications including; the Bill James Baseball Abstract, Grandstand Baseball Annual and Innings, and Canada’s Baseball Newspaper. Neil’s special interest continues to be the maintenance of the records compiled by Canadians in the major league. In 1996, he authored the Canadian Players Encyclopedia, a full statistical record of all current and former major leaguers from Canada.