1. Marcus Semien
Marcus Semien is representing his fellow Virgos around world with how he opened the month of September.
He has six home runs including a walkoff and a grand slam and is closing in on the record for most by a second baseman in Major League history.
For that he takes the top spot on Week 22 of our #HighFive list.
Semien has 38 homers this season, which puts him 10th All-Time for most home runs by a second baseman in a season, tied with two Yankees; Alfonso Soriano and Gleyber Torres.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 8, 2021
Semien’s hot streak has the Blue Jays on fire, entering Thursday they have won seven straight games, nine of their last 10 and are only a game and a half behind New York for the second wild card spot.
Semien and his Blue Jays will travel to Baltimore to take on fellow #High/Five member Cedric Mullins and his Orioles.
2. Jo Adell
Jo Adell is becoming a fan favorite. The rookie bounced back from a slow August and is owning September with the highest batting average for anyone on our #High/Five List.
From a Blake Snell no-hitter to a 2-0 lead for the Angels. Jo Adell delivers in the 7th pic.twitter.com/T4QYELnwxe
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 8, 2021
Adell batted .216 with only one home run in August, but through the first week of September, he already has three homers, a .391 batting average and eight RBI.
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) September 8, 2021
His biggest hit came on Tuesday in the top of the seventh inning against the Padres.
Blake Snell had a no hitter going with runners on second and third.
Adell shot a single into left field which scored both runners and broke a 0-0 tie in a 4-0 Angels win.
3. Taylor Hearn
Taylor Hearn brings fire to the mound, whether he comes out of the bullpen, is an opener or gets to let it loose and go deep in games, like his most recent start.
Hearn has registered four consecutive quality starts, earning the victory in his last three. In each of his last two starts, Hearn has gone a career-high 6.2 and a full seven innings.
Hearn is getting his first taste of full time action this season and seems to be coming into a zone, improving each time he takes the bump.
Over his last three starts he has an ERA of 2.97, 16 strikeouts and only two walks.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday as he’ll take on fellow MLBbros Tony Kemp and Josh Harrison.
4. Cedric Mullins
Even if you live under a rock you’re probably still aware that Cedric Mullins is raking. He has a chance to join the 30/30 club.
Even when he’s not circling the bases with one swing, Mullins is doing the job of a leadoff hitter and getting on base in any way possible.
Mullins has gotten on base in 15 consecutive games, not including his pinch hit appearance on August 30th and scored 15 times.
5. J.P. Crawford
The Mariners 19-year long playoff drought is currently the longest in the Majors.
At some point this season, they were supposed to fall off, but led by last year’s Gold Glove shortstop J.P. Crawford, they have won 7 out of 10 games and are two and a half back of the final wild card spot.
Crawford put the Astros on ice with a two-run homer in the ninth inning Wednesday to save Seattle from getting swept.
Over his last seven games Crawford is hitting .323 with six RBI, four walks and eight runs.