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MLB’s hottest hitters? Jayson Werth, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, Wil Myers, Ike Davis

Aug 12, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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I was looking through some second-half stats and thought the OPS leaders since the All-Star break were an interesting group:

Jayson Werth      1.261
Miguel Cabrera    1.241
Mike Trout        1.134
Wil Myers         1.116
Ike Davis         1.110

Jayson Werth is hitting .361 with 13 homers and a 1.037 OPS in 59 games since coming off the disabled list in early June, raising his season OPS from .708 to .931 during that time.

Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are basically repeating last year’s MVP debate. Wil Myers is showing why so many people criticized the Royals for trading him to the Rays for two seasons of James Shields.

And then there’s Ike Davis, who hit .161 through mid-June to earn a demotion to Triple-A, rejoined the Mets a month later, and is hitting .305 with 28 walks and a .482 on-base percentage in 31 games since returning.

  1. bolweevils2 - Aug 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Davis hasn’t hit with home run power, but it’s hard to complain. He’s been productive anyway.

    • southpaw2k - Aug 12, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      For a second I thought you were talking about Chris Davis, and I was on the verge of thinking you had been living in some alternate dimension. Then I realized you meant Ike Davis.

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 12, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    It was a seriously unreal moment when Miggy came to the plate in the 9th, got hit in the knee and had to shake it off, and then hit a homer while off balance favoring his leg…off of Mo. It was so perfect it was like a movie script.

    • buffal0sportsfan - Aug 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Perfect until Brett freaking Gardner hit a walk off homer.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      No balance? No problem – BOOM!

      • historiophiliac - Aug 12, 2013 at 1:56 PM


  3. stinkfist5 - Aug 12, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    What about Adam Jones!?

    • biasedhomer - Aug 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Not one of the top 5 hottest hitters

  4. sdelmonte - Aug 12, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Some of it with Ike is regressing to the mean. He was not as bad as he was playing. But I think even if this is short burst, no one expected it would ever happen again.

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