Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox – Center Field
The Red Sox are only a half game behind the Blue Jays in the AL East, and their young outfielder is putting up MVP numbers. Mookie is currently on a 8-game hitting streak, and this past week he lead the Majors in RBI’s with 13, and tied for the lead in homers and runs scored with 5 and 11 respectively.
Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs – 3rd Base
The Cubs 3rd baseman is another MVP candidate, and last week he had two 2-hit games, two 3-hit games, and a 5-hit game. Bryant hit .517 with 3 home runs, 11 RBI’s and 10 runs scored. The Cubs are hitting their stride and have the best winning percentage in baseball by a large margin.
Robbie Ray – Arizona Diamondbacks – Starting Pitcher
In 12 innings of work last week, Arizona’s Robbie Ray picked up wins against the Mets and the Padres. He allowed only 2 earned runs on 9 hits, and struck out a league leading 18 batters. The young left-hander is still inconsistent, but paired with Zack Greinke at the top of the rotation, Arizona will have a solid 1-2 punch for the foreseeable future.
Alex Gordon – Kansas City Royals – Left Field
During an current 11 game hitting streak, the Royals Alex Gordon is trying to salvage what has been a horrible season marred by injuries. He is on pace to have near career lows in many offensive categories, but his bat awakened this past week. While raking at a .440 clip, Alex launched 5 home runs, drove in 8, and scored 11 times.
Ian Kennedy – Kansas City Royals – Starting Pitcher
Since giving up 11 earned runs in 2 late July starts, the Royals Ian Kennedy has been terrific. He has allowed only 3 earned runs in his last 5 starts, and only 1 last week against the Tigers and the Twins. Over 14.7 innings of work, Kennedy walked 1 batter, gave up only 9 hits, and struck out 11, while picking up 2 wins. Ian has been a solid addition to Kansas City’s starting rotation.