2014’s Top HR Hitters In The MLB: HR Streaks (3 Active): (Ortiz, Solarte, Donaldson) + Abreu’s Monster Start In 2014

 

For the 2nd straight game David Ortiz clubbed 2 HRs against his former team the Twins.  The big Red Sox DH now is tied for 2nd in the AL with 11 HRs (with Nelson Cruz).  The 38 Year Old Designated Hitter is pulverizing the ball of late, and has shown no signs of slowing down.  This bodes well for Boston, who can use the automatic advantage Ortiz gives them at a position that is struggling to find players that thrive in.

For the 2nd straight game David Ortiz clubbed 2 HRs against his former team the Twins. The big Red Sox DH now is tied for 2nd in the AL with 11 HRs (with Nelson Cruz). The 38 Year Old Designated Hitter is pulverizing the ball of late, and has shown no signs of slowing down. This bodes well for Boston, who can use the automatic advantage Ortiz gives them at a position that is struggling to find players that thrive in.  The LHB has sipped champagne after winning 3 World Series with Boston, and with the way he is slugging of late, the Beantowners will be back atop the AL East Division rather shortly

David Ortiz not only hit jacks in 2 consecutive games, the ALL – Time DH HR leader hit 2 of them, in both Tuesday and Wednesday’s game.

For his efforts, he has tied for 2nd in AL HRs.  The man keeps on ticking even at the age of 38.

Nelson Cruz blasted a shot that almost brought the O’s back in a game they trailed the Tigers 6 – 0.  The O’s may have lost 7 – 5, but they continue to receive great play from this man.

Cruz was a bargain basement deal at 1 YR/$8 MIL, for a guy who is currently on pace to smash over 40 HRs, and drive in well over 120 RBI.

These are the kind of numbers the 33 Year Old was posting for the Rangers in 2013, before being placed on 50 game suspension for his part in the Biogenesis PED mess.

Josh Donaldson finished 4th in AL MVP Voting last year for a reason.  Since he had a slow start in 2014, the A's 3B has really picked it up in the last 28 days, hitting for a 3 Slash Line of .273/.391/.526 - with 6 HRs and 19 RBI in his last 25 Games Played .  Donaldson has also cracked Tater-Trots in the last 2 contests, and bringing his RBI total up to 28 for the year.  His Oakland A's have surged to 1st in the AL West through 41 Games, with a 25 - 16 record.

Josh Donaldson finished 4th in AL MVP Voting last year for a reason. Since he had a slow start in 2014, the A’s 3B has really picked it up in the last 28 days, hitting for a 3 Slash Line of .273/.391/.526 – with 6 HRs and 19 RBI in his last 25 Games Played. Donaldson has also cracked Tater-Trots in the last 2 contests, bringing his RBI total up to 28 for the year. His Oakland A’s have surged to 1st in the AL West through 41 Games, with a 25 – 16 record.

Josh Donaldson bashed a HR for his 2nd straight contest, however his spotlight was put aside in Oakland when Jose Abreu came up in the 8th inning a clocked a 3 run homer into orbit at the o.co Coliseum – giving Chicago the 4 – 2 win.

Mike Morse went yard for the 9th time in SF’s 10 – 4 win, and threw his name in the hat for best offseason offensive bargain with Abreu and Cruz.

Morse’s deal was also like Cruz, in that is was a 1 YR deal worth $ 8 MIL.

Abreu has 4 more HRs more than any other MLB’er this year, and has a real shot to hit the most big flies ever after his 50th game, if he can crush 4 HRs in his next 8 games played. 3 would tie the mark.

He would pass Wally Berger‘s 18 total, and Wally Joyner crushing 17, followed by Albert Pujols, Mark McGwire, Zeke Bonura at 16, and he is already tied with Ryan Braun and Kevin Mass, who had 15 HRs at the 50 game plateau.

Of course he didn’t break the record for fastest rookie to hit 15, as Kevin Maas still holds that distinction, with jacking 15 out in just 133 AB.  Abreu has 166 official AB thus far.

That list of players is also pretty incredible when you look at it, with McGwire and Pujols nailing over 500+ HRs each, Wally Berger being a former HR champ, and Wally Joyner being one of the best hitting 1B in his generation.

Ryan Braun was pretty prolific HR hitter until his last 2 years with injuries and the whole ‘PED’ thing.

For those counting at home, Abreu is also well above McGwire’s rookie record pace of 49 HRs set in 1987.

The young White Sox 1B is also hitting a dinger for every 11.07 AB.

Chicago management is looking like complete geniuses for locking the man up for a 6 YRs/$68 MIL deal.

Although he will probably fare more like a Jose Bautista for the duration of the contract, which is not a problem at all.

Joey Bats has crushed 108 HRs in a little over 3 years since he inked a 5 YRs/$64 MIL deal after he doled out 54 HRs in his 2010 campaign.

Bautista has hit his 108 HRs in 1445 AB since jotting his name down on the line. This is the kind of value the White Sox should hope for.

This represents RoundTripper hit for every 13.41 AB for the stretch.  Bautista has also learned how to draw plenty of Walks, with 294 BB in those 1445 AB, including leading the AL right now with 34 free passes, and  possesses a .429 OBP in 2014.

This paragraph shows you that Bautista has also been productive, as he is currently tied for 4th in the AL with 10 HRs, but 5 behind Abreu.

For Games Played Through May.14, 2014

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Top 5 HR Leaders AL

Jose Abreu, White Sox – 15

David Ortiz, Red Sox – 11

Nelson Cruz, Orioles – 11

Jose Bautista, Blue Jays – 10

Albert Pujols, Angels – 10

 

Top 5 HR Leaders NL

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Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins – 11

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies – 11

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers9

Justin Upton – Braves – 9

Brandon Belt, Giants – 9

Carlos Gomez, Brewers – 9

Charlie Blackmon – Rockies9

Mike Morse, Giants – 9

Multi HR Games in MLB 2014

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun – Brewers (3 HR Game) – April.8th

Ryan Braun – Brewers (2 HR Game) – April.19th

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David Ortiz, Red Sox (2) – May 14th

2nd streak, second consecutive day.. Impressive 4 HRs in 2 days.

David Ortiz, Red Sox (2) – May 13th

Brandon Moss, A’s (2) – May 13th

Dustin Ackley, Mariners (2) – May 11th

Derek Norris, A’s (2) – May 11th

Corey Dickerson, Rockies (2) – May 10th

Jedd Gyorko, Padres (2) – May 9th

Edwin Encarnacion. Blue Jays (2) – May 8th

Adam Jones, Orioles (2) May 7th

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies (2) May 5th

Brandon Crawford, Giants (2) – May 4th

Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (2) – May 4th

2nd Multi HR Game of The Year

George Kottaras, Indians (2) May 4th

Jhonny Peralta, Cards (2) – Apr.27th

Kyle Seager, Mariners (2) – Apr.27th

2nd Multi HR game of the year

Starlin Castro, Cubs (2) – Apr.27th

Jose Abreu, White Sox – (2) Apr.25th

3rd Multi HR game of the year for Abreu

Josh Donaldson, Athletics (2) – Apr.24th

Nelson Cruz, Orioles, (2) – Apr.23rd

Mike Morse, Giants (2) – Apr.23rd

Kyle Seager, Mariners (2) – Apr.23rd

Hector Santiago, Giants (2) – Apr.23rd

Albert Pujols, Angels (2) including 500th HR Apr.22

Charlie Blackmon – Rockies – Apr.21

Wil Myers, Rays (2) April.19th

Ryan Hanigan, Rays (2) April 19th

6th teammates to do the feat this year

Howie Kendrick, Angels (2) – Apr.19

Neil Walker, Pirates (2) – Apr.14th

Gaby Sanchez, Pirates (2) – Apr.14th

5th teammates to do 2 HRs in a same game

Evan Gattis, Braves (2) – Apr.14th

Dan Uggla, Braves (2) – Apr.14th

– 4th teammates to both do it this year in the same game.

Ben Zobrist, Rays (2) – April 13th

Brian McCann, Yankees (2) – Apr 12th

Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (2) – April 12th

Jose Abreu, White Sox (2) – April 10th (2nd time this year.)

Justin Upton – Braves (2) – April.10th

Russell Martin – Pirates (2) – April.9th

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates (2) Multi HR Game Apr.9th

3rd teammates to do this in the same game

Corey Hart – Mariners (2) – April 8th

Avisail Garcia, White Sox (2) – April 8th

Jose Abreu, White Sox (2) – April 8th

2nd teammates to do this in the same game.

Jason Castro, Astros (2) – April.8th

Matt Kemp, Dodgers – (2) Multi HR Game Apr.06

Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers – (2) Multi HR Game Apr.06

1st teammates to do this in the same game this year.

Nolan Arenado, Rockies (2) Multi HR Game Apr.5

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates (2) Multi HR Game Apr.4

Lucas Duda, NY Mets (2) Multi HR Game Apr.4

Todd Frazier, Reds, (2) Multi HR Game Apr 3rd.

Jose Bautista – Blue Jays (2) Multi HR Game Apr 2nd

Brad Miller, Mariners – (2) Multi HR Game Apr 1st

Freddie Freeman – Braves (2) Multi HR Game Apr 1st

Alejandro De Aza – White Sox (2) – Multi HR Game Mar.31st.

HRs Streaks (Games Consecutive in MLB)

***Denotes Active Streak.

4 Games

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Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers Apr.09 – Apr.13

Mark Trumbo, D’Backs – 4 Games – Apr.03 – Apr.08

Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays  – 4 Games – Apr.04 – Apr.08

3 Games

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Mike Olt, Cubs – May.07 – May.09

Edwin Encarnacion. Blue Jays – May.06 – May.08

Desmond Jennings, Rays, May.01 – May.03

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs, Apr.30 – May.03

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers Apr.24 – Apr.26

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies – Apr.22 – Apr.25

Andrew McCutchen, Pirates – Apr.21 – Apr.23

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies – Apr.20 – Apr.23

Torii Hunter, Tigers –  Apr.04 – Apr.06

Carlos Beltran, Yankees, April.12 – Apr.16

2 Games

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***David Ortiz, Red Sox (2) – May 14th

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***Josh Donaldson, Athletics – May 13 – May.14

2nd streak for Donaldson

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***Yangervis Solarte, Yankees, – May.13 – May.14

Curtis Granderson, Mets May 12 – May 13

Charlie Blackmon , Rockies May 10 – May 11

2nd streak for Blackmon

Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, May 11 – May.12

Christian Yelich, Marlins, May.11 – May.12

Ian Kinsler, Tigers, May.11 – May.12

C.J. Cron, Angels, May.10 – May.12

Mark Teixeira, Yankees, May.10 – May.11

3rd HR streak for Tex this year

Dustin Ackley, Mariners May 10 – May 11

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies – May.09 – May 10th

3rd streak for TULO.

Joey Votto, Reds, May.09 – May.10

3rd HRs Streak for Votto.

John Jaso, A’s May .09 – May.10

Yoenis Cespedes, A’s – May.08 – May.09

Steve Pearce, O’s – May.08 – May.09

Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians -May.08 – May.09

Victor Martinez, Tigers – May.07 – May.08

Paul Goldschmidt, Dbacks – May.06 – May. 07

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers – May.06 – May.07

Adrian Beltre, Rangers – May.06 – May.07

Gordon Beckham, White Sox – May.06 – May.07

Yasmani Grandal, Padres – May.05 – May.06

Wil Myers, Rays, May.03 – May.04

Jonathan Villar, Astros, May.03 – May.04

Mike Morse, Giants – May.02 – May.03

Mark Teixeira, Yankees, May.02 – May.03

Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, May.01 – May.02

2nd HR streak for Rasmus of 2 games this year

Marlon Byrd, Phillies, Apr.30 – May.02

Angel Pagan, Giants, May.01 – May.02

Nick Markakis, Orioles, May.1 (Doubleheader)

Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, Apr.30 – May.01

Brayan Pena, Reds, Apr.30 – May.01

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies Apr.28 – Apr.29

Mark Teixeira, Yankees  Apr.27 – Apr.29

Carlos Santana, Indians Apr.28 – Apr.29

Brandon Hicks, Giants Apr.27 – Apr.28

Kyle Seager, Mariners Apr.26 – Apr.27th

Juan Francisco, Blue Jays, Apr.25 – Apr.26

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Apr.25 – Apr.26

Justin Upton – Braves, Apr.25 – Apr.26

Josh Donaldson, Athletics – Apr.24 – Apr.25

Mike Morse, Giants – Apr.23 – Apr.25

Adam Dunn, White Sox – Apr.22 – Apr.24

Jose Abreu, White Sox – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Nelson Cruz, Orioles, – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Mike Moustakas, Royals – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Chris Colabello, Twins – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Chris Carter, Astros – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Mike Napoli, Red Sox – Apr.21 – Apr.22

Nolan Arenado, Rockies – Apr.21 – Apr.22

Matt Dominguez, Astros – Apr.21 – Apr.22

Ryan Howard, Phillies – Apr.20 – Apr.21

Michael Brantley, Indians – Apr.20 – Apr.21

Mark Reynolds,  Brewers – Apr.19 – Apr.20

Ryan Braun – Brewers – April.19th – Apr.20

Albert Pujols, Angels – Apr.18th – Apr.19th

3rd consecutive streak for Pujols (2 games each time for all 6 HRs)

Sean Rodriguez, Rays – Apr.17 – Apr.18

Zach Walters, Nationals – Apr.15 – Apr.16

Evan Gattis, Braves – Apr.14 – Apr.16

Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays – Apr.13 – Apr.15

Neil Walker, Pirates – Apr.14 – Apr.15

Todd Frazier, Reds – Apr.14 – Apr.15

Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals – Apr.14 – Apr.15

Juan Uribe, Dodgers – Apr.13 – Apr.15

Ryan Howard, Phillies, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Andrelton Simmons, Braves, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Garrett Jones, Marlins, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Joey Votto, Reds, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Devin Mesoraco, Reds, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Wilin Rosario, Rockies, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Albert Pujols, Angles, Apr.13 – Apr.14

-2nd consecutive streak for Pujols.

Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, Apr.12 – Apr.13

Josh Donaldson, Athletics, April.12 – Apr.13

Raul Ibanez, Angels, April.12 – Apr.13

Freddie Freeman, Braves, Apr.12 – Apr.13

Alfonso Soriano, Yankees, Apr.11 – Apr.12

Justin Upton, Braves, Apr.10 – Apr.11

Albert Pujols, Angels – Apr.08, Apr.09

Brian Dozier, Twins – Apr.09, Apr.10

 Travis Snider, Pirates – Apr.09, Apr.10

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates – Apr.09, Apr.10

Jayson Werth, Nationals – Apr.09, Apr.10

 Kelly Johnson, Yankees – 2 Games Apr.08, Apr.09

Derek Norris, Athletics – 2 Games – Apr.08 – Apr.09

Josh Hamilton, Angels – 2 Games – Apr.04 – Apr.05

Chase Utley, Phillies – 2 Games – Apr.04 – Apr.05

Jay Bruce, Reds – 2 Games – Apr.03 – Apr.04

Nelson Cruz, Orioles – 2 Games Apr.1 – Apr.03

Seth Smith, Padres  – 2 Games Mar.30 – Apr.1

Brandon Belt, Giants – 2 Games – Mar.31 – Apr.1

Yangervis Solarte has been a godsend to the Bronx Bombers.  After hitting his way to a Roster Spot in Spring Training with New York, he is making everyone forget about A - Rodm posting an AL Leading .336 Batting Average, and now has hit HRs in back to back games versus the crosstown Mets.  Solarte has also Walked and Scored 17 times, in his 34 Games Played.  The 26 Year Old Switch Hitter, has added 10 Doubles to his 3 Slash Line of .336/.414/.521 Slash Line.  Not bad at all for a guy who was granted Free Agency last winter.

Yangervis Solarte has been a godsend to the Bronx Bombers. After hitting his way to a Roster Spot in Spring Training with New York, he is making everyone forget about A – Rod posting an AL Leading .336 Batting Average, and now has hit HRs in back to back games versus the crosstown Mets. Solarte has also Walked and Scored 17 times, in his 34 Games Played. The 26 Year Old Switch Hitter, has added 10 Doubles to his 3 Slash Line of .336/.414/.521 Slash Line. Not bad at all for a guy who was granted Free Agency last winter.

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