John Supowitz Aug 6th, 2019
Welcome to August. The dog days of summer are here you deserve something refreshing and I know you’re sick of Claw Daddy’s.
You know the rules: 7 best hitters of the week
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Toronto Blue Jays
It always sounds better when the original gang is back together. Bo Bichette getting called up completed the trio of future stars and Vlad Jr. gets back into that old-time groove. Struggling since his impressive Home Run Derby performance, he got that power this week. He hit three home runs and lead the American League in RBI (11), Runs Above Replacement (RAR) with 7.1, and Weighted On-Base Average (WoBA) with .605 just to name a few.
Eric Hosmer San Diego Padres
Unfortunately for the Padres, the team has taken a bit of a slide since the All-Star Break. They now sit at the bottom of the National League West. The veteran first baseman was one of the better hitters in terms of power in the National League this week as he led in home runs (3) and RBI (11).
Miguel Cabrera Detriot Tigers
Cabrera is one of the best hitters of the 21st century: back-to-back MVP, a triple crown, seven consecutive seasons with 30+ home runs. Unfortunately, injuries have deterred him over the last couple of seasons. Mostly DHing this season, the power numbers arent’ there, but he’s hitting .285 with a .346 OBP. His batting average was third this week (.450), same with Weighted On-Base Average (.532), and Weighted Runs Created (wRC), with a pair of home runs and six RBI.
Rougned Odor Texas Rangers
Texas was a surprise at the first quarter of the season, injuries and a bad losing streak have taken its toll on the team. Odor, who leads the team in RBI, was second in the American League this week in SLG (.941), OPS (1.487). WoBA (.574),
Wilson Ramos New York Mets
The Mets are always going to Met; they went from telling the media they were looking to move Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard, to adding one of the most coveted trade deadline pitchers in Marcus Braun Stroman. The Mets have won eight of their last nine and are in the hunt for a wild card spot. New York’s catcher had an out of his mind game in which had four hits and six RBI in their 7-5 win over Pittsburgh on August 3rd and 10 total RBI this week.
Travis d’Arnaud Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are trending up; they’ve won six straight including a sweep of the Red Sox and now hold the second wild-card spot in the American League. d’Arnaud leads the team in SLG, OPS, OPS+ and second in AVG. This week his .714 BABIP led the league and .550 OBP was second in the league.
Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays
As I mentioned earlier, the Blue Jays called up Bichette and traded Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman at the deadline. Now Vlad Jr., Cavan Biggio, and Bichette are in Toronto, and they have transcended into a new era. Bichette has started his career hitting .406 AVG, .457 OBP, 1.207 OPS, and 216 OPS+. If these players play up to their caliber, this can be a good team in a few years.
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