As we approach the 20 game mark, I’d like to take a look at who is off to a great start…and who’s not.
1. Cody Bellinger 1B, Dodgers
How about this stat line (29 hits, 9 HR, 23 RBIs, .433 avg, 1.438 OPS). Nobody has been hotter than the young first baseman from LA. At this rate, Bellinger will easily surpass his 2018 marks of (25 HRs, 76 RBI, and 145 hits).
2. Domingo Santana OF, Mariners
The former Brewer is on an absolute tear this year (28 Hits, 4 HRs, 24 RBIs, .354 avg, .977 OPS). Santana is one of the main reasons Seattle is already seven games above .500.
3. Christian Yelich OF, Brewers
Is anyone really surprised? The reigning NL MVP is in midseason form already (23 Hits, 22 RBIs, 8 HRs, .354 avg, .1233 OPS). Yelich is on a repeat MVP campaign, and teams aren’t really throwing to him (11 BBs already).
4. Khris “Krush” Davis OF, Athletics
Let’s go ahead and say it. Krush will lead the MLB in HRs again. He has 19 Hits this year and 10 of those have gone yard! 20 RBIs and a .1006 OPS. I’m gonna say he hits that 50 mark this year.
5. Pete Alonso 1B, Mets
Early rookie of the year favorite? Possibly, as Alonso is seeing the ball very well right now (20 Hits, 17 RBIs, 6 HRs, .339 avg, .1181 OPS).
1. Jose Ramirez 3B, Indians
For a guy who many had as an AL MVP candidate, J Ram is not starting off 2019 great (9 Hits, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .150 avg, .462 OPS). It’s still early though Cleveland!
2. Jesús Aguilar 1B, Brewers
Not everyone in Milwaukee is raking. The big man who hit 35 HRs and 108 RBIs last year is not looking good (8 Hits, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs, .160 avg, .471 OPS). One year wonder?
3. Rougned Odor 2B, Rangers
In 42 ABs (7 Hits, 4 BBs, 15 SO, .167 avg). Not good for a guy who is supposed a key piece for Texas in their rebuild.
4. Chris Davis 1B, Orioles
Chris Davis is breaking all the wrong records. Though he broke his hitless streak, this year has still been one to laugh at. In 45 ABs (4 Hits, 20 SO, .089 avg, .396 OPS). He makes a lot of money to be putting up stats like this.
5. Matt Kemp OF, Reds
Cincinnati’s new addition is looking washed up. At 34 years old, how much does the former MVP have left? In 41 ABs (8 Hits, 0 BBs, 14 SO, .195 avg).