in action against the at Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 11-1.

We have now reached the end of the first half of the Major League Baseball season, here are the current American League batting average leaders.

1 Mookie Betts, BOS – .359 AVG

At this point in the season, Mookie has been the AL MVP. Betts has been a key figure in the Red Sox offense. The bets part, he is still only 25-years old.

2 Jose Altuve, HOU – .332 AVG

Jose Altuve is hitting for a high average, and water is wet. Altuve is the epitome of consistency. He is an on-base machine, and a spark plug in the Astros lineup.

3 JD Martinez, BOS – .328 AVG

Martinez along with Betts has helped carry the Boston offense. If were being honest here, JD has a legit shot at taking home a Triple Crown.

4 Jean Segura, SEA – .323 AVG

Segura was an All Star game snub. He is an on-base machine, and has really broke out since joining the Mariners. He may be one of the most underrated shortstops in the league.

5 Matt Duffy, TB – .317 AVG

Duffy is putting together a nice little season with the Tampa Bay Rays. This is his best season since he took home the 2015 Rookie of the Year with the Giants.

6 Manny Machado, BAL – .315 AVG

Manny, Manny, Manny. The biggest deadline piece of them all is putting on a show for potential suitors. Whoever picks him up is going to be receiving an absolute star.

7 Andrelton Simmons, LAA – .313 AVG

Simmons, like Segura, is one of the underrated shortstops in the league. Defensively, “Simba” is a Platinum Glover. The past two years, he has turned himself into a threat offensively as well.

8 Eddie Rosario, MIN – .311 AVG

The Minnesota Twins 26-year old outfielder is putting together another very nice season. He has always shown the pop, but now he is hitting for average as well.

9 Mike Trout, LAA – .310 AVG

The greatest player in baseball, Mike Trout. He has never taken home a batting title, but he is pretty damn good at everything else.

10 Yuli Gurriel, HOU – .310 AVG

Gurriel is playing a big role in helping the defending World Champs get back to the top. He isn’t hitting for as much power as last year, but the average is still up there.

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