News and notes from around the AL through the first 39 games.
Ron Jacobs is on a tear so far this season. Hitting .389 while clubbing 20 HR's and driving in 44.
He's trying to run away early with the AL MVP award but Toronto's Del Miranda is making it tough. A .343 average with 15 HR's and 44 RBI's is not to shabby for the young gun but only time will tell the true story.
Miguel Espinoza has been a workhorse RP for Baltimore so far. He has appeared in 20 of the teams 39 games, has pitched 42.2 innings. He has a very robust 1.66 era and is tied for 3rd in the world in wins with 6.
The early favorite for AL ROY has to be Bubbles Heredia of Toronto. He's hitting .348 with 10 HR's and 35 RBI's. Which is tops among rookie hitters.
It's a dogfight in the league for the #1 seed position. Arizona,Baltimore,Ny(yes i said NY),Boston,Toronto and LA are duking it out for league supremacy.
Arizona has pulled out to an early league. They are currently 26-13 with a expected winning % of .671. With an actual winning % of .667 that means they are more than living up to their billing.
On the flip side the bottom of the barrel contenders are Oakland, KC and Cleveland.
None of which is surprising, but still worth noting.