Franklin Round-Up: April 29-May 5Tweet
The young MLB season enters May with several Franklin players separating themselves from the rest of the league at the plate. David Ortiz continues his hot hitting streak after returning from a right Achilles injury that kept him out of Spring Training and the first few weeks of the season. Dating back to July 2, 2012, the Red Sox power hitter is riding a 25-game hit streak, the longest in his career.
Miguel Cabrera continues to be a model form of consistency for baseball fans everywhere. The Triple Crown winner is picking up where he left off, leading the league in batting average (.385) and RBIs (36). Cabrera is playing catch up with fellow Franklin Pro Justin Upton for the league lead in home runs and did so in a big way Saturday against the Astros belting two long-shots over the fence during the Tigers 17-2 rout in Houston. Cabrera now has six homers to Upton’s 12.
Mark Trumbo, Angels, UT: Trumbo is the ideal teammate. He is willing to play anywhere starting games at first base, DH as well as in right and left field this year, plus he is leading the stout Angles lineup in homeruns, total bases and slugging percentage. Over the season Trumbo has recorded a .294/.364/.548 batting line with 20 RBIs and 8 homers.
Mike Moustakas, Royals, 3B: After a slow start for Moustakas and the Royals, tides are turning for the young Royals third baseman as well as in Kansas City. The Royals are enjoying a four game winning streak over the week and Moustakas recorded six hits in 16 at-bats with one homer and four RBIs raising his overall batting average .38 points to .207 on the year.
Joey Votto, Reds, 1B: The Reds power hitter flipped a switch this past week with 11 hits in 23 at-bats posting a .478/.556/.609 batting line.
Marco Scutaro, Giants, 2B: The 37-year old veteran helped the Giants finish the week undefeated riding a six-game winning streak. Scutaro recorded nine hits in 18 at-bats with a .591 on-base percentage with seven runs scored.
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