When Marcus Semien leads, the rest of the Texas Rangers follow. He has reached base safely in 23 of his last 24 games and on Wednesday he collected his American League leading 30th RBI, giving him the top spot on Week 6 #HighFive List.


1. Marcus Semien


Marcus Semien is the head of the snake for one of the Major’s most explosive offenses.





The team scored a record 221 runs in their first 33 games thanks in large part to Semien who leads the group in both runs scored and runs driven in.

Amongst second baseman throughout the league, Semien’s name should fall no lower than one in terms of who is the best going right now.


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He leads in WAR, RBI, runs, walks while ranking top five in home runs and doubles.


This weekend Semien brings the first place Rangers to his hometown of Oakland, California for a four-game series against the Oakland A’s.


2. Devin “Airbender” Williams 

In the two spot this week we give a shout out to the man with one of the filthiest pitches in the Majors, Brewers closer Devin Williams who gave up his first run of the season  this week after a dominant beginning to 2023.



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Williams put his talents on full display for the whole world to see during this spring’s World Baseball Classic and the success he had with Team USA has followed him into his first year as Milwaukee’s full-time closer.

He owns a 0.76 ERA in 16 innings pitched and he has only given up six hits while striking out 16 and only walking three.

The best Black pitcher in baseball will look to embarrass a few more hitters in his weekend series against Kansas City.



3. Marcus “Stro Show” Stroman


Marcus Stroman is helping create a new culture on the North side of Chicago and he is leading by example every five days when he toes the rubber.





Last Monday Stroman recorded his Major League leading seventh quality start of the year in what ended up as a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

He went six innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out six but fell victim to something that has been a usual occurrence for him throughout his career; little to no run support. On the season Stroman has a 2.28 ERA and should be on track to earning his second career All-Star selection. His next start will come Sunday against Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins.


4. Josiah “Sway” Gray


Josiah Gray goes as hard in the classroom as he does when mowing Major League hitters down, giving kids an example of what a true student athlete is.


Gray will be graduating from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York this upcoming winter and deserves an A+ for his first quarter of the 2023 MLB season. On Wednesday Gray won his third game of the year after going seven innings giving up two earned on five hits in San Francisco. That lowers Gray’s ERA to 2.96 as he looks to continue his success Tuesday when his Nationals travel to South Beach to take on Jazz Chisholm Jr. and the Marlins.



5. “Late Night” LaMonte Wade Jr.

 LaMonte Wade’s play over the last few weeks has caught the eyes of two Bay area O.G. ‘s in Willie Mays and Barry Bonds.


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Over the weekend Wade finally got a chance to speak with the Giants legendary outfielder, the “Say Hey” kid Willie Mays and that moment meant the world to him.

“It is a very special moment we got to share with him,” Wade told reporters.  “We got to see him smile and talk about baseball and life in general and for him to know who I am, that is crazy.”

When a goat recognizes your game you know you are doing something right. During the month of May Wade is slashing .308/.455/.538 with two home runs and five RBI.

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