Lance Lynn (Cardinals)- Lynn won once again this week pitching 8 innings against the Cubs. He allowed 6 hits, but only one run, which was a solo HR. Struck out 7 and walked only 2. His ERA is down to 1.33, which is 5th best in the National League. His WHIP is down to 0.81, which is good for 4th best in the NL. His opponents batting average of .176 is good for 3rd best in the NL. Numbers don't lie and as you can see, Lynn has been one of the best pitchers in the NL thus-far. Oh, and his 4 wins on the season is good for 1st in all of the Majors. He also has a 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio.
Alex Presley (Pirates)- Alex Presley has been on fire recently. He brought a 12 game hitting streak (good for 5th best active streak) into the game Sunday against the Braves; however, he went 0-4 and that steak ended. Over the past week, Presley went 8 for 21 (.381) with 4 doubles. He came into the day with a .303 average but saw that drop to his current average of .288 after the 0-4 performance on Sunday. He has 3 BBs compared to 18 Ks so his OBP isn't as high as you would want it for your leadoff man. However, he is swinging a pretty hot bat right now. Alex is currently tied for 1st of LFs with a 1.000 fielding percentage (No errors in 32 POs)
Drew Pomeranz (Rockies)- Drew is still winless on the year but is still improving. He actually pitched fairly well in his lone start this past week against the Mets. He pitched 4.0 innings allowing 5 hits and only 1 ER. His pitch counts have been pretty high in most of his starts which isn't allowing him to go deep into games since the Rockies have him on a very strict pitch count. He allowed 3 BBs and struck out 4 in his appearance against the Mets. Through 3 starts, he has a WHIP of 1.8 and an ERA of 5.40 (which, ironically is his career average). These numbers are trending downwards and I expect him to continue to improve as the season goes along. He isn't going to have the Lance Lynn type numbers because half of his starts are at Coors Field, which is a terrible pitcher's park.
Zack Cozart (Reds)- This past week, Cozart went 4 for 23 (.174) with 1 double and no RBIs. On the year, Zack is hitting .271 with an OBP of .333. He is slugging .435. Zack is just the average, middle of the pack SS. Zack's defense has been pretty solid. He has only committed 2 errors on the season and had an amazing play on Friday that was rewarded with the #2 play on Top Plays.
Chris Coghlan (Marlins)- Out of all of the current Rebels in the Majors, this is the biggest shocker to me. Chris went 0 for 6 this week and his batting average has plummeted to .118. I have no idea what has happened between his Rookie of the Year campaign to now, but i don't expect him to be in the Majors much longer. I have a feeling he will be sent down fairly soon. I would analyze his numbers, but there just isn't anything to look at.
Seth Smith (A's)- Seth went 2 for 13 this past week with 1 HR (Sunday). Seth is another guy that I can't pinpoint what is going on. His season average is at .211; however, his OBP is at .361 due to 13 walks on the year. Just saw where his salary is at 2.4 million dollars so you know the potential is there or else he wouldn't be getting that type of money. He has hit 15, 17, and 15 HRs the past 3 years for the Rockies, so the power is there. We shall see how the rest of the year plays out.
Matt Maloney (Twins)- Matt had a week that he needs to quickly forget. He made two appearances this week. Against KC, he pitched .1 innings allowing only 1 hit. However, against Boston, he pitched 1.2 innings allowing 8 hits and 5 ERs. His WHIP is at 1.55 with a opponents batting average of .333. His ERA has risen to 7.84