Check out this week’s list of the guys who more than deserve their spot on the Hot Streak Report:
Howie Kendrick, 2B, Los Angeles Angels
Kendrick has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels, having already hit four home runs after never hitting more than 10 in any previous year.
Nelson Cruz, RF, Texas Rangers
Arguably the hottest player in baseball through the first week and a half of the season, Cruz is leading the league with 5 home runs and already has 10 RBI’s to complement his .360 batting average.
Edwin Jackson, SP, Chicago White Sox
Jackson has been brilliant in his first two starts striking out 13 in one win and posting an era of just 1.93 through his two victories.
Carlos Quentin, RF, Chicago White Sox
Quentin has been solid for the White Sox early in the season, having already driven in 10 runs to go along with his .400 batting average.
Zach Britton, SP, Baltimore Orioles
Britton has been lights out for the AL East leading Orioles and has only allowed 1 earned run through his first two starts, both of which resulted in wins.
Jared Weaver, SP, Los Angeles Angels
Weaver has already piled up 3 wins and had a 15 strikeout performance to leave his era sitting at a stellar .069 through the first full week of the season.
Russell Martin, C, New York Yankees
The Yankees have to be pleased with how Martin is playing in the early going as he is batting .321 and already has 3 long balls.
Jose Tabata, LF, Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates are actually off to a decent start this year, thanks largely to the play of Jose Tabata, who is hitting .343 with two bombs and 4 stolen bases.
Craig Kimbrel, RP, Atlanta Braves
The Braves look to have found their answer at closer in Kimbrel who didn’t allow a base runner in his first three appearances and has 7 strikeouts in four innings and 3 saves.
Matt Kemp, CF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Kemp looks poised for a major bounce back this year, having already stolen 5 bags while hitting .429 through 9 games.
Joel Hanrahan, RP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Coming seemingly out of nowhere, Hanrahan has taken over the closer role in Pittsburgh and already has 4 saves and 7 strikeouts while allowing just 1 run in 6 innings of work.