A.J. Burnett, RHP, Marlins
This is an article from the Sept. 20, 2004 issue
Who needs Josh Beckett? At week's end Burnett was 4--0 with a 1.84 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his last four starts.
Carlos Delgado, 1B, Blue Jays
A free-agent-to-be after the season, he had a dismal first half but since the All-Star break had 19 homers and a .656 slugging percentage.
David Wright, 3B, Mets
The highly touted rookie, who was called up on July 21, is looking like a future star, hitting .366 with four homers since Aug. 31.
Hank Blalock, 3B, Rangers
After batting .303 with 23 homers at the All-Star break, he was hitting .211 with six homers in the second half.
Darrell May, LHP, Royals
In his last 10 starts through Sunday, the 32-year-old journeyman was 2--8 with a 6.24 ERA, dropping his record to 9--17 with a shot at becoming the franchise's first 20-game loser.
The majors' worst team lost its 100th game on Sunday, three more than in its debut season.