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All-Star Balloting: Matt Kemp’s Hot June Start Puts Him Atop the Elite

Monday, June 6th, 2011
Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp is off to a fine start of June.

June has begun, and the Major League Baseball season will head into the dog days of summer. As the weather starts to heat up, so have some of the finest players the National League has to offer. While some names may continue to surprise, others have been there before. Some players wish May had offered a few more chances, while some just assume forget the second month of the season and move on. These are the best bats in the National League as of June 5th.

1) Matt Kemp – LAD (Last Week: 5)

After finding himself near the top of this list all season long, Matt Kemp has finally vaulted himself into the number one spot. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Berkman Finds the Top Spot in the NL as the Season Wears On

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Lance Berkman

Lance Berkman has had an impressive season.

As the MLB season continues into summer, pitchers and hitters are beginning to find their groove. While some have shown that they would not live up to their April projections, others are vying for the top spot as they step up. May is wrapping up, and time will tell what June, and the rest of the summer, has in store for the best hitters in the National League. These are the power rankings of the best bats in the National League as of May 29.

1) Lance Berkman – STL (Last Week: 5)

One of the few stars in the National League that has not hit the brakes in May, Berkman did not have as productive a month as he did in April, but still hit a respectable .293, putting his overall average to .354. (more…)