09/15/2003 4:21 PM ET
Pittsburgh's Craig Wilson named National League Pepsi Player of the Week
Craig Wilson of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who led the league with five home runs and tied for the league-lead with 10 RBI, was named National League Pepsi Player of the Week for September 8-14.
Wilson batted .370 (10-for-27) in seven games, including a triple and seven runs scored. He led the league with a 1.000 slugging percentage and 27 total bases. On September 8, he tied career highs with two home runs and four RBI in a 9-1 win over the Reds. Wilson, who has played catcher, first base, right field and left field this year for the Pirates, hit his career-high 17th home run yesterday. This is his second Pepsi Player of the Week award, after winning once last June.
Other players nominated include: Wilson's teammates Reggie Sanders (.407, 8 RBI) and Josh Fogg (2-0, 2.25 ERA); Montreal's Orlando Cabrera (league-leading .565 average, 6 RBI); Edgardo Alfonzo (.318, 4 HR, 9 RBI) of the Giants; Colorado's Todd Helton (.474, 3 RBI); Philadelphia's Bobby Abreu (.522, 3 RBI); Wilson Alvarez (1-0, 4-hit shutout) of the Dodgers; Florida's Derrek Lee (.429, 5 RBI); Houston's Roy Oswalt (2-0, 3.00); and Brett Tomko (1-0, 2.00 ERA) of the Cardinals.
Wilson will receive a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece as the National League Pepsi Player of the Week.