If I’m going to watch an exhibition game that doesn’t even count in the Cactus League standings, hopefully some of you will, too. Man, there are a lot of pitchers on these teams.
I wonder if anyone has ever retired after winning the Triple Crown. David Ortiz’ mid-season stats are just eye-popping. .332/.426/.682...34 doubles, a triple, and 22 homers...72 RBI. Wow. Seven of the nine AL starters are slugging over .500, and the other two are over .475.
The NL lineup has 5 guys over .500 slugging, but includes Addison Russell at .401. He is the tenth rated shortstop for OPS. There are three shortstops who are slugging over .500.