Shelley Duncan (CLE) –
The Indians DH/1B/OF has been scorching of late in going 9-for-25 with 8 R and 10 RBI over the past 7 games. 5 of his 9 HR on the season have come in the past week (including a pair of 2-run shots off AL Cy Young favorite Justin Verlander). Now that is a hot streak.
Eric Hosmer (KC)–
The Royals rookie has continued his hot hitting of late (he made this list last week as well). He has kept up the hot hitting by going 11-for-30 (.367 BA) with 7 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI and 2 SB to boot. Is a late run at the AL Rookie of the Year a possibility here?
Jason Bay (NYM) –The embattled Mets outfielder has been on a nice little offensive run of late in going 13-for-27 (.481) with 4 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI and 1 SB over his past 7 GP. By Bays' recent standards, this is amazing.
Dustin Pedroia (BOS) –
A recent 3-for-31 drought (.097 BA) with 2 R and no counting stats may have cost the Red Sox second baseman some votes in a tight AL MVP race.
Kelly Johnson (TOR) –With only 2 hits in his past 25 AB, Johnson is not living up to his reputation as a player who delivers in September. He will most likely be playing elsewhere in 2012.
Adam Lind (TOR)–An up-and-down season for Lind is playing out on a down note for the Jays' first baseman. With only 3 hits in 15 AB over the past 7 days, Lind has not impressed at the plate with 0 R, 0 HR and 0 RBI.