3.78 — It’s a small sample size, but Jason Giambi of the Indians has made the chances he has been given count. Giambi entered the series with the Detroit Tigers on Friday averaging an RBI every 3.78 at-bats. That’s better than the reigning MVP, Miguel Cabrera, who’s driving in a run every 3.57 at-bats.
.340/15/60 — Speaking of Cabrera, he’s putting together a year that’s on pace to eclipse last season, when all he did was win the Triple Crown and be named American League MVP. Cabrera is the first player to ever enter the month of June hitting at least .340 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI. As of Friday, he’s at .373 with 17 home runs and 66 RBI. Those numbers rank first, second and first in the American League, respectively.
12 HR, 0 BB — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown went on a power surge in May, cranking out 12 home runs after hitting only three in April. Brown is the first player to hit at least eight home runs in a month while not drawing a single walk.
9 in 10 — In a 10-game stretch from late May into the middle of last week, Brown hit nine home runs and drove in 17 runs.
WAR Leaderboard — Two players are tied for the WAR (Wins Above Replacement) lead, and they’ve done it in two different ways. The first is Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who’s hitting .356 with 20 home runs (the only thing keeping Cabrera from leading all three Triple Crown categories again) and 52 RBI. He’s also hitting an absurd .400 on balls in play (.300 is roughly the league average). But he’s taken a hit in the fielding aspects of the stat, drawing a -1.7 in that area. His co-leader, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez, has done it with defense and speed. He has a 9.1 in the fielding areas, making up for his lighter hitting numbers (.324, 10 home runs, 28 RBI) and 11 stolen bases. Cabrera is third, with a 3.4, and like Davis is being held back by a -7.5 in the fielding aspects. The Indians’ highest hitter, per WAR, is Carlos Santana, who sits just 39th overall with a 1.6.
— Ryan Lewis