Red Sox (47-35) at Rangers (40-42) 8:05 p.m. ET — What will Mookie do for an encore? Betts and the red-hot Sox, who have won four straight and six of seven, head to Arlington Cheap Soccer Jerseys For Sale to take on the Rangers, who probably can’t catch the Astros (56-27) in the AL West but can start to position themselves for an AL wild-card spot. Martin Perez (4-6, 4.70 ERA) gets the ball for the Rangers while Boston sends struggling Rick Porcello (4-10, 5.06) to the mound.
Why he’s here: The Rays moved Dickerson to the leadoff spot this year, and he’s responded with an outstanding first half of the season. His .371 OBP is a career-best, and way, way above what he produced last year (.293), his first with the Rays.
Why he’s here: Ramirez signed an extension this spring (options through 2023) and he’s spent the first couple months showing he’s ready to be a long-term anchor for Cleveland’s franchise.
He’s already tied his career best in RBIs (49) and his 12 home runs, combined with 11 stolen bases, have made him a dynamic threat in the middle of the Arizona order behind sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb. A .254/.294/.376 slasher entering 2016, Owings owns a line of .297/.332/.507 in 2017.
As previously stated, there are a lot of shortstops that deserve more attention than they get, but this list was held to five. Here are a few guys who just missed the cut:
Andrelton Simmons, Angels: Was always a wizard with the glove, but he’s developed into a terrific hitter with the Angels, especially since Mike Trout got hurt.
Tim Beckham, Rays: Trails only Segura at shortstop with a .381 BABIP. He needs to strike out less.
Orlando Arcia, Brewers: The 22-year-old sophomore is Cheap Team Basketball Jerseys holding down the fort for a Brewers ball club exceeding expectations across the board.