Round-Up: Franklin Pros

Justin Upton
The majority of MLB teams have played four series entering the third week of the season, and some Franklin athletes have been surging at the plate. From unforgettable individual efforts to upper deck power, the pros wearing Franklin batting gloves have shown league-leading and consistent numbers at the plate thus far. Here is a quick recap of the top Franklin hitters:

Justin Upton, Braves, OF: The MLB’s leader in homeruns with seven, Upton is on a tear at the plate for his new Atlanta squad. The Braves have recorded nine straight wins as of Sunday thanks in large part to Upton’s power at the plate. In 12 games Upton is batting .348/.415/.891 with 16 hits and 11 RBIs. Last season Upton didn’t hit his seventh home run until June 23rd.

Daniel Murphy, Mets, 2B: After a strong season last year with the Mets, Murphy is off to a hot start at the plate this season. In 11 games, the second baseman has recorded 16 hits posting a .381/.413/.690 batting line with 11 RBIs and 8 extra base hits.

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 3B: Despite the lack of power in the first 12 games, Miggy has been consistent at the plate posting a batting line of .320/.404/.460 with 13 RBIs and 16 hits.

Will Middlebrooks, Red Sox, 3B: The Red Sox’ 24-year-old third baseman had a game to remember against the Toronto Blue Jays early in the year. Middlebrooks showed off his power by blasting three home runs in the game, two off last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Middlebrooks became the first Red Sox player to go deep three times in one game since fellow Franklin supporter Dustin Pedroia did in June of 2010.

Yadier Molina, Cardinals, C: The always reliable Molina hasn’t skipped a beat at the plate the past few seasons and he’s starting 2013 right where he left off. Molina has posted 13 hits in 12 games with two home runs and seven RBIs for the division-leading Cardinals.

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