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.