Mookie Betts’ scoring month of August has him in prime position to compete for the National League MVP award and becoming the only player besides Frank Robinson to win the award in both leagues.

That earns the most versatile player in the Majors the top spot on our Week 20 #HighFive List.

1. Mookie Betts


Mookie Betts probably never wants August to end.


He had the single best month of his career, posting a .454 batting average which is the second highest for any Dodger in a calendar month, trailing only former MLBbro Willie Davis who hit .459 in August of 1969.


Betts hit his career-best 37th home and 38th home runs of the season on Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves and now enters September just two bro bombs away from becoming the first leadoff hitter in MLB history to hit 40 home runs in a season.

This weekend Betts’ Dodgers take on the Braves in a heavyweight bout against the Atlanta Braves.


2. D.J. Stewart


August 30, 2023 will go down in Mets history as the “D.J. Stewart game.”


On the offensive side, he had his first career multi-home run game and added four RBI including a game-winning walk-off hit by pitch courtesy of flame thrower Aroldis Chapman.


Defensively, he also robbed Marcus Semien of a go-ahead hit with a game-saving catch at the right center field wall. Stewart is the first Met since 2016 with eight homers in a 13-game span and is slashing .360/.429./840 with three home runs and six RBI over his last seven games.


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3. Ke’Bryan Hayes



Major League Baseball should be aware that if Ke’Bryan Hayes is able to continue hitting like he is now, he will be near the top of the list for best N.L. third baseman next season.



Hayes, the highest paid player in Pittsburgh Pirates franchise history, has all but wrapped up the National League Gold Glove for third baseman and is hitting over .400 in his last seven games with three home runs, one being a go-ahead game-winning two-run bomb in the 8th inning against the Royals earlier this week.


Hayes and his Pirates will matchup with Jordan Walker and Masyn Winn’s St.Louis Cardinals in what will hopefully become a great rivalry in the National League Central.



4. J.P. Crawford



The Mariners resurgence from 10 games back to first place in the American League West in September could not have been done without the efforts of J.P. Crawford. After missing a few weeks with a concussion, Crawford returned with vengeance. He is hitting .346 with a .485 on base percentage over his last seven games with two home runs, five RBI and a stolen base.



Wednesday night Crawford came up big in a crucial spot for Seattle who entered the day in a three-way tie for first in their division. With the bases loaded and trailing by one, Crawford lined a single to left to score two for the go-ahead runs in what would be a 5-4 win.


5. Royce Lewis


The 2017 first overall pick makes his #HighFive debut after becoming the first Twins player to hit grand slams in back-to-back games this week.

With the Twins down 5-0 in the 6th, Lewis blasted a grand slam to the center field grass off Chris Stratton.



Then Monday, he committed a bro-on-bro crime with another slam, this one coming off MLBbro pitcher Xzavion Curry of the Cleveland Guardians.

In total, Lewis would make it three straight games with a home run on Tuesday and over his last seven games he has hit four while driving in 10 runs with a .286 average.

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