Marcus Semien’s 25-game hitting streak was the longest of his career and in the MLB this season before it was snapped Wednesday night.

The best leadoff hitter in baseball has been the spark plug  for an elite Texas Rangers offense, earning him the top spot on Week 10 of our #HighFive List.

1. Marcus Semien

The 2021 Player of The Year is coming off one of the best stretches of his career.

Before running into the buzzsaw that was “Black Jack” Flaherty, Semien had hits in 25 consecutive games and reached base safely in 32 games in a row, a career high.

Those 25 games moved him past former Rangers center fielder and fellow MLBbro Mickey Rivers for the third-longest streak in franchise history.

Rivers hit over .300 twice in his career with Texas and was a one-time All-Star.

“The game plan is always the same, swing at strikes,” Semien told

“I want to stay aggressive, the top of our lineup is deep and the bottom is hitting well so there are not many holes.”

Semien’s 55 runs scored currently lead the Majors and his 50 RBI are third most.

He leads the Rangers into St. Petersburg for a matchup between the two best teams in the American League this weekend.


2. Marcus “Stro Show” Stroman

The Stro Show takes the two spot this week after being named the National Leagues Pitcher of The Week for his performances against some formidable lineups in the Rays and Padres.

Stroman combined to throw 15 innings of five hit baseball giving up no runs on five hits, four walks and 14 strikeouts.


His 11 quality starts are the most in MLB this season and his ERA of 2.39 is second best in the American League.

Stroman’s next start will come tonight against the San Francisco Giants.

3. Mookie Betts

Once again Mookie Betts was instant offense for the Los Angeles Dodgers this week.

Wednesday night he hit the 42nd leadoff home run of his career against the Reds and in total he has five home runs over his last seven games including back-to-back two homer games against the Nationals and then Yankees. Investigates Mookie Betts’ Fast Track to Barry Bonds’ Historical Numbers

Betts ranks in the top 15 in the National League in RBI, fifth in home runs and third in runs scored. His Dodgers will travel to Philadelphia this week to take on last year’s National League Champion Phillies.

4. Josh Bell

The bat of Josh Bell is beginning to come to life for a Cleveland Guardian team that needs him to produce if they want to get over the hump and become true World Series contenders.

Bell extended his hitting streak to six games Wednesday with an RBI single, putting his average at .296 with eight driven in in his last seven games.

Bell personally gives credit to the new “Dad Pop” he gained after the birth of his second child last week.

“I know “dad pop” is an actual thing,” Bell told reporters.  “I played well when my kid was born last year, so hopefully I can start fresh after this weekend and get things going.”

Bell will have the chance to test his newly found pop against the Boston Red Sox this weekend.

5. “Fly High” Taijuan Walker

Taijuan Walker had his best start as a Philadelphia Phillies in Monday night’s 1-0 shutout of the Detroit Tigers.

Walker went seven shutout innings giving up only two hits and striking out eight on just 91 pitches.

He had a rough beginning to the first month and a half of the season, but in his last four starts Walker has a 2.35 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

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His next start will come Sunday against Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

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