The people better recognize, these Bros have game.
They have shined as some of the brightest stars in the Majors this season and we are ready to see what they do in the grueling second half chase.
Here’s our “Turnt Up 10” consisting of the top MLBbros through the first half of the 2021 season.
CM STORM gets the MVP belt for the Bros after his first half performance.
The 2021 starter in center field for the American League is one of three players in the Majors to lead his team in batting average, home runs and stolen bases this season.
The other two being Fernando Tatis Jr. and Ronald Acuna Jr.
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Mullins, the American League leader in hits, proved he belonged among the game’s elite when he got on base and scored a run to help the American League win the All-Star Game.
2. Marcus Semien
This season Marcus Semien has not only proven he is one of the best hitters in the game, but also that he is one of the most versatile.
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Last season he played a damn good shortstop for the Oakland A’s but made the move to second when he got to the Blue Jays.
That paid off well for May’s American League Player of the Month.
Semien will be paid well when he negotiates his next contract during the offseason.
Semien was named the American League starter at second base after posting a .277 batting average with 22 home runs, 56 RBI, an .873 OPS and 10 steals.
3. Black Knights Taijuan Walker and Marcus Stroman
The Met’s have the fourth-lowest earned runs average in the Majors and two of the main reasons for that are their Melanated Mound Marauders (Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker).
Stroman has always been a beast on the mound and is one of the most entertaining and agitating pitchers in baseball.
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This year he has a 2.75 ERA and 83 strikeouts while Walker has been the best free agent acquisition.
He has the 11th lowest ERA in baseball and was selected to the National League All-Star team.
4. Aaron Judge
Judge has put the city of New York on his back this season in an effort to keep them in contention.
He started his third All-Star Game this year and his 21 home runs have him just outside of the league’s Top 10.
Judge will have to do even more for the Yankees to have any legitimate chance at winning a 29th championship.
5. Michael Brantley
Michael Brantley is as professional a hitter as you will see in baseball.
The MLBbro Black Knights of the Night for 6/16:
3) Michael Brantley (HOU) – 2-4, 1 BB
2) LaMonte Wade Jr. (SF) – 2-6, HR (4), 2 Runs, 1 RBI
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He is second in the American League in batting average and swatted .410 with 15 RBI and a .566 Slugging Percentage for the month of June.
He was named an All-Star but did not make the trip to Denver.
6. Tim Anderson
It feels good to call Tim Anderson, who is one of the faces of baseball, an All-Star.
At first, he was left off of the All-Star list, but then went crazy at the plate over his last seven games hitting .484 with 11 runs and four RBI.
Anderson currently has hits in 12 straight games.
7. J.P. Crawford
Last season’s American League Gold Glove shortstop made his bat come alive in 2021. He was the biggest All-Star snub this season as he posted a first half statline including 92 hits, 31 RBI, 46 runs a .279 average and a 1.4 Defensive WAR which is the highest in all of baseball.
8. Mookie Betts
Despite not putting up his typical MVP type numbers, Mookie Betts was named an All-Star for the fifth time in his career.
However he decided to skip the game in order to rest up for an attempt at winning back-to-back World Series.
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Betts is fifth in the league in runs scored and has an .839 OPS.
9. Jazz Chisholm
Jazz is the first Bahamian player in the Majors and a perfect representation of black culture in baseball.
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The Bahamian Blur’s swag is unmatched and he is one of the electrifying newbies in the game with speed, power and multi-colored hair choices.
Chisholm would have easily been in Denver for the All-Star Game if not for injuries. He’s batting .257 while slugging 11 home runs and stealing 11 bags.
10. Giancarlo Stanton
Stanton still has one of the most powerful swings in baseball and has hit some of the hardest home runs this season.
He has 42 RBI, 15 home runs and a .270 batting average entering the second half of the season.
On today’s First to Third @carrpediem21 says Stanton is the man the Yankees can least afford to lose if one of these elite sluggers were to fall out of the loop again. Check out https://t.co/EfUf0rgojY for the full clip. #mlbbro #mlb pic.twitter.com/lkp1EdYiU9
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The Yankees other “Tower of Power”rounds out our list of the Top 10 Black and brown MLB players so far in 2021.