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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By: Danny124

MLB – Sizzling Hitters of the Week – May 27, 2012

Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko (White Sox) – (3 HR, 14 H, 10 R, 10 RBI, .583 BA)

The 36-year-old Konerko is shocking the league behind is white-hot hitting at the plate this year. Pauly is nothing but electric; hitting homeruns every 3-to-4 games, while holding a 13-game hitting streak heading into Memorial Day. Right now Konerko is a sure-shot draft pick for anyone seeking some production at the plate, with the 15-year-vet putting together several multi-hit games every week.

Yadier Molina (Cardinals) – (2 HR, 11 H, 3 R, 8 RBI, .478 BA)

Molina has 9 hits and 8 RBIs in his last four games for the Cards heading into Monday. The 29-year-old catcher also has 2 homers in his last two games, bumping his batting average to .325 for the regular season. With his recent hitting, he’s a terrific pick for the catcher slot when drafting.

Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) – (2 HR, 14 H, 12 R, 8 RBI, .452 BA)

Everyone knows what Cabrera is capable of once he steps inside the batter’s box in each game, but lately the left-fielder has caught a nice groove behind the plate. He’s currently on a five-game hitting streak, putting together a series of multi-hit games in the past few weeks. Cabrera’s batting average for the season stands at .311, with 9 homers and 40 RBIs.

Jeff Francoeur (Royals) – (4 HR, 11 H, 5 R, 6 RBI, .440 BA)

The 28-year-old Francoeur is on a seven-game hitting streak coming into Memorial Day. He’s got a total of 5 homers this season, hitting 4 homers in his last six games. Jeff has been sensational in the team’s last two series against the Yanks and the Orioles, being patient at the plate while displaying his true power as a hitter.

Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) – (3 HR, 10 H, 8 R, 10 RBI, .370 BA)

Florida has thoroughly enjoyed Stanton’s progression heading into his sophomore season as a Marlin. Giancarlo carries tremendous power as a hitter, with 11 total home runs and 34 RBIs so far this year. His start to the season wasn’t anything special, but his recent hitting is raising his batting average while making him a feared hitter in the Marlins’ batting lineup.

Bryce Harper (Nationals) – (2 HR, 10 H, 6 R, 4 RBI, .435 BA)

Washington’s prized rookie has found his comfort zone at the plate throughout the past two weeks, holding a seven-game hitting streak. Harper has two homers in his last two games, and is collecting some RBIs along the way. His current batting average sits at .287 for the season, but that should rise quickly with his recent play.

Honorable Mentions: Joey Votto (Reds), Denard Span (Twins), Aaron Hill (Blue Jays), Dee Gordon (Dodgers), Mark Teixeira (Yankees), Carlos Ruiz (Phillies)

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