04/20/2009 4:26 PM ET
Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers named the National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America
Andre Ethier, who led the N.L. with 12 RBI, has been named National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of
America for the period ending April 19th. Bank of America is the Official Bank of Major League Baseball and the only place where you
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From April 13th-19th, Ethier tied for the league-lead with four home runs and eight runs scored, ranked second with 23 total bases
and third with a slugging percentage of 1.000. The 26-year-old right-fielder recorded a .391 (9-for-23) batting average with two
doubles in six games. Andre collected four multi-hit games along with two multi-home run performances. On April 13th vs. San
Francisco, the Arizona State product connected for two home runs, a three-run homer and a solo shot, in the Dodgers' 11-1 win. On
April 18th vs. Colorado, Ethier again homered twice, with another three-run shot and a solo blast. On the following day against the
Rockies, he recorded three RBI in the Dodgers' 14-2 victory.
Other nominees this past week included Ethier's Dodgers' teammates Orlando Hudson (.542, 1 HR, 5 RBI), Matt Kemp (.391, 2 HR,
9 RBI) and Chad Billingsley (2-0, 2.77 ERA, 17 SO); San Diego's David Eckstein (.429, 3 2B, 3 RBI), Adrian Gonzalez (.857 SLG, 4 HR, 5
RBI) and Heath Bell (4 SV, 0.00 ERA, 4 SO); Arizona's Felipe Lopez (.400, .423 OBP, 10 H); Houston's Miguel Tejada (.520, .556 OBP,
13 H); Milwaukee's Mike Cameron (.348, 3 HR, 4 RBI); St. Louis' Brian Barden (.500, 3 HR, 3 RBI), Chris Duncan (.455, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
and Ryan Ludwick (.417, 3 HR, 10 RBI); Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur (.435, 2 2B, 5 RBI); Florida's Jeremy Hermida (.318, 2 HR, 7 RBI) and
Cody Ross (.429, 3 HR, 11 RBI); New York's Jose Reyes (.423, 1 3B, 2 RBI); Philadelphia's Ryan Howard (.350, 2 HR, 5 RBI) and Raul
Ibanez (.550, 3 HR, 5 RBI); and Washington's Nick Johnson (.429, 1 2B, 1 RBI).
Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, will award Andre Ethier with a luxury Swiss Timepiece, suitably engraved, in recognition
of his accomplishment as the National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America.