Aaron Judge reaches the peak of the #HighFive mountaintop for a second straight week after continuing his domination through the month of May.  He has already surpassed his home run total for April and is slashing .396/.477/1.000 over his last 15 games


1. Aaron Judge

As I was typing this list Thursday afternoon, to little surprise, Aaron Judge launched another home run, bringing his monthly total to eight.

On the backs of Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Juan Soto, the Yankees, who hold ownership of the best record in the American League, are looking like the Bronx Bombers of the early 2000’s.

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Judge was named the American League Player of the Week and now has hits in 10 of his last 11 games as well as ranking in the top five in the American League for home runs, OPS, Slugging percentage, walks and doubles.


2. Marcus “Stro Show” Stroman

Marcus Stroman added another solid start to his 2024 resume to earn the two spot on Week 8 of our #HighFive list.


It is the second consecutive week Stroman claims the two spot, this time coming after throwing 7.1 innings of one-run baseball where he only gave up three hits and struck out six Seattle Mariners.


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His ERA is now at 3.05 and batters are only hitting .226 off of him after 10 starts.

Stroman will take the mound next on Saturday when his Yankees travel across the country to take on the San Diego Padres.


3. “Late Night” LaMonte Wade Jr.

LaMonte Wade continues to be an on base machine for San Francisco as he takes the three spot on our #HighFive List.

Although he is still about two weeks away from reaching the amount of at-bats needed to qualify as a league leader, Wade’s .481 leads the rest of the Majors by a landslide (as of now Mookie Betts leads at .432).

Wednesday night’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates was one of if not the best games of Wade’s career.

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He recorded three hits and walked three times in the same game, a feat no San Francisco Giant besides Wade himself – who also did it last season and Barry Bonds in his 2001 National League MVP award winning season – have accomplished.


4. Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton returned from injury this week and did major damage for the Twins.

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He reached base safely in each of the four games he started in since returning, including a two-homer day in D.C. against the Nationals which helped them snap a seven-game losing streak.

“We knew things had to change,” Buxton told reporters postgame.

“We had to come out with the confidence and energy that we had in the past.”

The Twins will take on the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers for three-games over the weekend.

5. Josh Bell

The Miami Marlins are showing signs of life after a dreadful start to the year, winning seven of their last 10 games. 

 One player who has helped lead the way is first baseman Josh Bell, who is hitting .310 with seven RBI over his last seven games.

After slashing .167/.234/.275 in April, Bell has improved all of his hitting numbers over the month of May.

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Last Friday night with the Marlins trailing by three with one out and two runners on base, Bell launched a game-tying three-run homer over the center field wall.  Miami would later go on to win via walk-off.

Just days later, Bell wanted to feel that walk-off feeling for himself, so with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th in Monday night’s game, he shot a game-winning single to right field. 

The Marlins will travel to Arizona this weekend to take on last year’s National League Champion D-Backs.

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