The Los Angeles Angels had a very impressive weekend in Colorado, which means big performances from their offense, so find out which Angels made the list in this week’s edition of the hot streak report.
Torii Hunter, OF, Los Angeles Angels
The veteran Hunter has turned back the clock here during the past week. Over the past week he has hit three home runs while driving in seven runs, but all three of those home runs were against the Rockies at Coors Field. Whether or not he keeps hitting for power, there is no doubt that he is one of the hottest players in baseball at the moment.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B Arizona Diamondbacks
Goldschmidt is one of the very few young position players that hit for power. And over the past week Goldschmidt showed us why the Diamondbacks have so much faith in his power bat. He hit .474 with three home runs while driving in six runs. His power swing is something that can’t be ignored, but he could easily go in a slump, so let’s track him over the next couple weeks.
Mike Trout, OF Los Angeles Angels
I can guarantee you one thing, Trout won’t be the last Angel to appear on this list. But really, who doesn’t love Mike Trout? He’s only 20 years-old, and he has a legitimate chance at winning the American League batting title in 2012. Trout is hitting .500 over his last seven games with four stolen bases. He’s a five tool player, and he’s only 20 years-old. That’s all I have to say.
Mark Trumbo, 1B, Los Angeles Angels
Trumbo’s power is exceptional, and there’s no doubt that he should be an all-star. Over his last seven games he has hit four home runs while driving in 12 runs. On the season he is hitting .326 with 14 home runs and 39 runs batted in. I can see why the Angels wanted to trade him prior to spring training…not.
Alfonso Soriano, OF, Chicago Cubs
The Cubs were willing to practically give away Soriano a couple weeks back, but now he’s worth something even with his massive contract. The Cubs will still have to eat up most of his contract if they really want to trade him, but he has hit four home runs in his past seven games, and he’s a legitimate power threat again.
Jason Kubel, OF Arizona Diamondbacks
Kubel is driving in runs like there’s no tomorrow for the D-Backs. He’s driven in 13 while hitting .310 over his last seven games, and Arizona is starting to make a push in the N.L West.
Dan Uggla, 2B, Atlanta Braves
Uggla led the Braves to a nice week with three home runs and ten runs batted in. More impressively, he hit .318 during that stretch. It seems like if Uggla gets hot, the Braves win, and that might be the case because during the Braves’ eight game losing streak, Uggla was struggling, but now he’s hitting and the Braves are soaring. That’s might hypothesis.
Russell Martin, C, New York Yankees
Martin went on a tear this past week, hitting four home runs while hitting an impressive .364, and the Yankees were able to salvage a game to their crosstown rivals on Sunday. If Martin keeps this up, the Yankees might start winning a few more games because he had been struggling for the majority of the season prior to week 11.