AL Batting Leaders to June 24, 2018

Through Games of 6/24/2018:

 2018 American League Batting Average Leaders

# Leaders Team G AB H BA
1 Jose Altuve Astros 79 313 108 .345
2 Mookie Betts Red Sox 59 228 77 .338
3 Jean Segura Mariners 71 296 99 .334
4 JD Martinez Red Sox 75 286 93 .3252
5 Mike Trout Angels 78 271 88 .3247
6 Matt Duffy Rays 61 242 77 .318
7 Eddie Rosario Twins 73 291 93 .320
8 Jon Jay Royals 74 298 93 .312
9 Michael Brantley Indians 64 261 81 .310
10 Andrelton Simmons Angels 67 247 76 .308
  • Astros Above shown in bold type.

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Interesting Hit Frequency Math ….

10 of the top qualifying hitters have hit totals into the 70s decade.

7 of the top qualifying hitters have hit totals into the 80s decade.

5 of the top qualifying hitters have hit totals into the 80s decade.

1 alone of the top qualifying hitters have hit totals exceeding 100.

Will this be Jose Altuve’s final day as the exceptional triple digit numbers member of the flailing away “99 Hits Club” ~ and will this be the day that Jean Segura of Seattle finally does something to technicolorize his rather pale, sparse and occasional movement, but always clear presence near the top of the heap among their vaunted ranks?

Could be. Unless he’s quietly hurt, but saved from the DL. The Mariners play the Orioles in Baltimore this afternoon.

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Gurriel Banging Hard on BA Leaders Door.

Yuli Gurriel’s 3 for 5 day Sunday against KC garnered him 4 RBI from a Grand Slam and two doubles to boot, lifting his season average to .306 (or just outside the Top Ten). Lets hope that Gurriel keeps his mojo working and that guys like George Springer, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Josh Reddick, among others, keep pressing for the return of Astros team hitting to the summer meteor shower level.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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