We are through the first month of the 2021 MLB season and have seen the Bro’s impact the game with their bats, glove work, and on the mound. Players have juggled being in the #HIGHFIVE top spot week after week. In Week 4, the original owner of the highest position reclaims his throne after having one of the best performances we have seen this season.
1. Byron Buxton
Byron Buxton has been the MVP of all of baseball when he’s in the lineup. The only thing that can stop this five-tool player is injury –which is the reason why he was left off the list last week.
Since coming back, it’s like he never left, as he capped off his week with a 5-for-5 showing at the plate in Wednesday’s game against the Indians, becoming the first Twins leadoff hitter to accomplish the feat since MLBbro Denard Span did it in 2009.
Buxton had two doubles, two singles and led off the game with a second pitch home run. In his last 3 games, Buxton is 7 for 13 with 4 runs, 3 RBI’s, and a stolen base.
His power game is also doing damage as he is currently tied for the MLB lead in home runs. It is important for him to stay healthy as the Twins are already one of the worst teams in baseball even when he’s doing his human highlight thing on the field.
2. Cedric Mullins
Cedric Mullins has completely changed the trajectory of his career this season as his bat has finally caught up with his defense. He leads the Majors in hits and his .340 Batting Average is good for 9th in the league and is tops for all MLB Bros.
On Monday, Mullins had a career game at the plate against one of the most historic franchises, their rival New York Yankees. Mullins went 3-for-4 with two home runs.
Mullins had a hit in six straight games this week including two three-hit games. It was noted on MLB Network that Harold Reynolds had a talk with Mullins after his first game of the season.
Whatever they discussed has played a part in Mullins quickly becoming one of the best centerfielders in MLB.
3. Jack Flaherty
Jack Flaherty has been known as a stud in St. Louis for the past few years, and it seems like he’s finally beginning to show the rest of the world.
The 25-year-old has been on fire to begin the season.
He currently leads MLB with a 4-0 record and his last start was his best performance of the year. The early NL Cy Young candidate threw 7 innings striking out 6 and allowing 1 run against a Cincinnati Reds team that’s ranked 5th in MLB Team Batting.
Flaherty currently has a strikeout to walk ratio of 27:8. His next start will be Saturday against the Pirates as looks to stay undefeated.
4. Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson takes the 4th spot in this week’s High Five. In his last seven games, Anderson has 12 hits two homers and a .414 batting average. He missed a few games with a hamstring injury but has hit in 8 of 9 games since his return.
The RBI Baseball cover boy will surely be in the running for a batting title this season as he and his White Sox look to bring some hardware to the South Side of Chicago.
5. Mookie Betts
Mookie Betts rounds out our High Five list, but he may have had more fun than any of our other Bro’s as he played a role in a trailer for the new season of Call of Duty Warzone.
On the field, Betts continues to impact the game in a variety of ways. He’s always in the middle of Dodger rallies and has scored 14 runs this year.
He was hit by a pitch in the 9th inning of a game against Seattle which led to him developing a bruise on his forearm, which seemed to hamper his swing a bit before he broke out for his first multi-RBI game of the season on Wednesday.
We are watching something special every time he takes the field. He ranks 5th behind Babe Ruth, Mike Trout, Rogers Hornsby and Barry Bonds for the highest WAR rating per 162 games in Major League history.