Will we have a triple crown winner this year ?
As you know, we have not had a triple crown winner since Carl Yaztrzemski
(44, 121, .326) in 1967. Ther has been nine in the AL and five in the NL in history. Ted Williams did it twice in the AL and Rogers Hornsby did it twice in the NL.Triple Crown - Baseball Almanac
There is a chance to have a triple crown winner in both leagues. In the AL, Miguel Cabrera, of the Tigers leads in RBI's with 98 and A-Rod is nipping at his heals with 97. Cabrera trails Jose Batista in home runs 37 to 30. Cabrera trails Josh Hamilton in average (.330 to .356). Hamilton had a terrible series against the Rays, and he and the Rangers were swept. Hamilton is 11 back in HR's and not in the to five in RBI's.
In the NL, Fat Albert Pujols leads by six in RBI's and is tied in HR"s with 31. Fat Albert trails Joey Votto in average .314 to .324. Votto trails in HR's by three and eight in the RBI race.
All the players involved are in the playoff chase, except for Cabrera with the Tigers, who are way back.
Mariner Central Adopt-A-Players:
Douglas Anthony Peterson (DJ) ~ (.223/.287/.344/.632 promoted to Tacoma 8/1. On DL 8/5 abandoned his old swing in '15 and half way thru returned to it. Octobre's advice: see ball hit ball.
Luis Liberato ~ @ Everett a ten and five guy: 10 2B, 5 3B, 5 HR, in 181 AB's. Was crushing the ball before oblique strain sidelined him for 2 weeks. Looking forward to 2016
Tom Wilhelmsen ~ Big Club; Closer by default and doing well.
Mike Zunino ~ Busted back to Tacoma and now Arizona Instructional League. He can do it. Get away from analysis paralysis and get in tough with Edgar's inner Zen. Lloyd says he's still the guy.
Jack Reinheimer ~ in the D-Backs System @ Mobile BayBears in 58 games .269/.345/.379/.724 23BB/38K Arizona Fall League in his future!!!
Victor Sanchez ~ RIP
Greg Halman ~ RIP