04/14/2003 4:49 PM ET
Cardinals' Jim Edmonds wins National League Pepsi Player of the Week
Jim Edmonds of the St. Louis Cardinals batted .471 with two home runs and nine RBI to win the National League Pepsi Player of the Week Award for the week of April 7-13.
In six games, Edmonds was 8-for-17 with three runs scored and two doubles. He was second in the league in batting average and slugging percentage (.941), and led the league in on-base percentage (.609). On April 8, the center fielder tied career highs with four hits and five RBI to help the Cardinals to a 15-12 win over the Rockies. This is the first National League award for Edmonds, who won Player of the Week honors three previous times in the American League.
Other players nominated included Ty Wigginton (.444, 2 HR, 4 RBI) of the Mets, the Dodgers' Paul Lo Duca (league-leading .478, 3 RBI), Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez (.417, 3 HR, 6 RBI), Luis Castillo (.423, 3 RBI) of the Marlins, and the Cubs' Mark Prior (1-0, complete game shutout).
Edmonds will receive a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece as the National League Pepsi Player of the Week.