With the season nearing the All-Star break, this list should begin to provide some insight in to who we’ll be seeing in that game.
This week’s list contains several names who have been regulars on the Hot Streak Report this season, and have undoubtedly secured spots on their league’s All Star roster.
Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds
Bruce, who now leads the National League in home runs, has been hitting everything in sight lately. He has homered in 7 of his last 12 games with two bombs in one of those games.
Jair Jurrjens, SP, Atlanta Braves
Jurrjens has been terrific for the Braves this year, and now leads the league with a scorching 1.61 ERA. With many of the other issues on the team, Jurrjens success has been vital for the Braves so far this year.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Boston Red Sox
Ellesbury has been a run-scoring machine for the ‘Sox lately, scoring in each of his last six games. He has also provided some power (2 homers last week) to go along with his usual terrific speed, which garnered him 4 swiped bags.
Kyle Lohse SP, St. Louis Cardinals
Believe it or not, Lohse has probably been the most effective starter for the Cardinals this year. His record now sits at 7-2 after going 14 total innings this week in two starts with 11 K’s and getting the win in both games.
Nelson Cruz, OF, Texas Rangers
Finally back from the DL, Cruz (in photo) wasted no time in getting back to his old self, as he crushed 3 homers and drove in 6 runs this past week.
Corey Hart, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
Hart had a monster week, hitting 4 home runs over back to back games and drove in 9 total RBI’s over the week. While he seemed to struggle earlier this season coming off his injury, he looks to have found his stroke as of late.
Carl Crawford, OF, Boston Red Sox
Crawford is finally starting to break out of his early season lull. He hit 3 homers this past week for the Red Sox, who look like they are beginning to hit their stride.
Cole Hamels, SP, Philadelphia Phillies
With wins in each of his last 3 starts, Hamels has been clutch for the Phil’s lately. His overall record now sits at 7-2 and he has an impressive 78 strikeouts to go with his 3.08 ERA.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, New York Yankees
Teixeira tallied 3 home runs this past week to bring his total up to 15. While he is normally not known for his early season numbers, Teixeira has been terrific early on this year, adding potential for what could be his best season yet.
Jonny Venters, RP, Atlanta Braves
Because he is not the closer, Venters might get overlooked by some, but make no mistake, he has been the anchor of one of the best bullpens in the league this year. Venters has a ridiculous 0.53 ERA and has allowed just 2 runs all year.