Sunday, September 29, 2013

David Ortiz Is FN's 2013 Player Of The Year

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Once again, people were skeptical. A tough Achilles injury kept David Ortiz out for all but 9 games of the first month of the 2013 season. His age and inactivity made many question whether he'd be any kind of significant contributor to this year's team. Once again, Big Papi proved everyone wrong, having one of the most productive years of his 17-year career. Because of this, the editors of FenwayNation have named Ortiz their 2013 Player Of The Year. This is the fourth such honor for Ortiz—who previously won the award for three straight seasons (2004-2006). In 2013, Ortiz ended up playing in 137 games—third highest on the team and put up the following impressive numbers: .309 BA, 30 HRs 103 RBIs. Other metrics were equally dominant: .395 OBP, .564 slugging percentage, .959 OPS. Less talked about were his 38 doubles and 76 walks. And, how about this? He had a career-high 4 stolen bases. On top of all this, he made the inspirational speech to help Boston overcome the Marathon tragedy. Congratulations, David on your fourth FenwayNation Player Of The Year Award.