Week two was an exciting week of baseball, jam packed with great performances. We have some guys who will be making their second appearance on this list, and guys who will be making their first appearance. You will notice a certain trend, so follow closely.
Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
I wouldn’t be surprised if Kemp makes this list every week. Kemp is off to one of the best starts in Dodgers history, and he doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of letting down anytime soon. In his last seven games he’s hitting an incredible .500 with four homeruns and seven runs batted in. On the season he’s hitting .450 with nine homeruns and 22 runs batted in. This guy just looks like he’s on a mission to have one of the best seasons in the history of the league and I wouldn’t be surprised if he does just that.
Nick Swisher, OF, New York Yankees
Swisher is going on one of those Swishlicous type of streaks. He’s driven in 11 runs over his last seven games, and has driven in 20 runs on the year. Swish is hitting just .283, but he’s driving in runs at a high rate, which is all the Yankees ask of him.
Nick Reimold, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Reimold, who? Yeah, not that many people know this guy, but if he keeps hitting like he has been of late, people will eventually learn his name. Reimold has hit three bombs while driving in six runs over his last seven games. The Orioles outfielder has hit five bombs on the season, but I think he’s just getting started.
Josh Hamilton, OF, Texas Rangers
Players in contract years usually have great years and Hamilton has been no different. He’s leading the Rangers to an American League best 13-3 record, while leading the American League in homeruns with seven. Hamilton is also hitting .418 with 17 runs batted in. It’s safe to say that this guy will be getting a massive contract during the winter if he keeps hitting like he has been.
Mark Teixeria, 1B, New York Yankees
It was less than a week ago when Yankee fans were concerned with Teixeria’s slow start, but a hot week two has those fans silenced. Tex hit three long balls while driving in ten runs. Before that stretch he had driven in just one run on no homeruns. It should be noted that Teixeria is typically a slow starter and maybe this year that trend will be somewhat different.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves
Freeman is another first basemen who got off to a slow start, but a dominant week two silences all of the critics. The young first basemen drove in 14 runs on three homeruns while hitting .407. He has been the main contributor in the Braves recent success after a slow start.
Derek Jeter, SS, New York Yankees
Have you noticed anything? I’ve noticed that Jeter will be the third Yankee to make this list, and Curtis Granderson is also a candidate to make the cut. Jeter hit .406 while driving in nine runs on three homeruns last week, leading the way for the Yankees. This stat line comes after many fans thought Jeter was getting too old, but clearly he still has some pop in his bat.
Michael Bourn, OF, Atlanta Braves
Bourn struggled in the first week of the season, but he hit .464 in week two which has his average back up to .338. Bourn has also stolen seven bases which is third in the National League.