Who's Hot/Not - Week 6 - 2021
Kyle Tucker (RF, Houston Astros)
4 HR/ 11 RBI/ 11 R
Kyle Tucker struggled to join the Houston to start his career back in 2018. The Astros at that time featured a great outfield including George Springer and Jake Marisnick and that was Tuckers position. With Marisnick and others gone last year, Tucker was called up to play his first “full” season. Now, cemented into the lineup as the starting right fielder, Tucker has had an above average year. This past week, Tucker plated 11 runs while also scoring 11 runs himself. Statcast favors the continued excellence of Tucker, with his xBA at almost .300 and average exit velo in the top fourth of the league.
Trevor Bauer (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers)
Bauer remains planted in the top tier of pitchers this week, with a solid two start performance and 13.15 K/9. Yesterday’s start versus the Marlins was the best, going seven innings and only giving up two hits while collecting 10 strikeouts. Statcast favors tom he continued domination, thanks to the #1 fastball spin rate in the league.
Aaron Judge (RF, New York Yankees)
4 HR / 5 RBI / 6 R
After his teammate Giancarlo Stanton couldn't stops making the hell out of the ball last week, Judge wanted in on the fun. Judge batted .555 this past week, and featured a two home run game against the Orioles on Friday. Statcast is all about Judge. He’s tops the list in average exit velo and xBA, while being second in hard hit percentage, xwOBA, and xSLG. Look for this hot streak to continue for a while.
Jean Segura (SS, Philadelphia Philles)
Even with the 3/27 week, Segura is still batting .313. Jean started off the year as on of the Phillies best hitters, but it seems regression is upon us. While Segura barely strikes out, most of his hits have come from infield singles. That would be fine, if he were a speedster like Tim Locastro, but he’s not. Segura is an average runner (57th percentile). Look for Segura to regress down to the .265 batting average area over the course of the next month or so.
Eddie Rosario (OF, Cleveland Indians)
Rosario is certainly having a tough year at the plate. He features .211/.266/.336/.602 splits and didn’t help that this past week batting .058. Look for the continued struggle of Rosario, as most of his hitting metrics have him in the bottom fourth of the league.
Joe Ross (SP, Washington Nationals)
10.00 ERA/ 2.11 WHIP
While Ross hasn’t been a top tier pitcher, he was still a reliable back of the rotation guy. This year, he’s been hit for eight or more runs twice, including yesterday’s start versus the Diamondbacks. He pitched four innings and gave up eight runs while walking three. He did start the year off positively with two starts allowing six total hits, but I those starts may be few and far between.