Hunter Greene has been stacking great starts together for over a month and it is about time the league started taking notice. He dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers for a second straight start last Saturday to lower his ERA to 1.95 in his last six games, earning him the top spot on Week 9 of our #HighFive List.


1. Hunter Greene “Machine”

Hunter Greene is showing signs of why he was the second overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft.
He appeared to turn a corner after his outing in late April against the defending champion Texas Rangers.
Since then, in a span lasting over his last six starts, Greene is 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA and 35 strikeouts.

Birth Of An Ace | Hunter Greene Is 3-0 With A 1.95 ERA In His Last Six Starts

Greene gave up one run on five hits and a walk Saturday night against the Dodgers to secure the Reds their first series win since their April 21st matchup against the Angels. He is making a great case for himself to be invited to Arlington, Texas for Major League Baseball’s 94th All-Star Game, posting a 3.06 ERA with 71 strikeouts on the year. The next time Greene takes the mound will be in the “friendly confines” of Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs.


2. Marcus “Stro Show” Stroman

Marcus Stroman was one of the most dominant pitchers in the American League during the month of May, posting a 1.76 ERA in 30.1 innings ahead of his final start of the month tonight in San Francisco.



Stroman picked up the win last Saturday in San Diego after throwing six shutout innings of three-hit baseball, adding five strikeouts. That improved his record to 4-2 while lowering his season ERA to 2.76 after 11 starts. Stroman has given up just one earned run in his last three starts, spanning 19.1 innings.


3. Aaron Judge

Although pitching takes center stage on our #HighFive this week, Aaron Judge still earned himself his usual spot after being given the honor of being named as Homeboi Highlights.


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The Yankees took off as a team during May in large part due to Judge’s success. He slashed .364/.491/.875 with 11 home runs, 21 RBI, 22 walks and 21 doubles this month. “We are just watching greatness,” teammate Marcus Stroman told reporters last weekend when asked about Judge.

“Sometimes you can take it for granted to be honest, but like I said this is something that I will be sitting with my grandkids and telling them about.”


4. Jordan Hicks


Jordan Hicks continues to shine in his first season as a full-time starter. Out of the 11 games he started this year, all but one have been quality starts and he has not given up more than three earned in any of them. In his start last weekend against the Mets he struck out eight in five innings and only allowed one earned on just one hit and two walks to lower his ERA to 2.33 after 58 innings.

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Tonight, he will take the mound against the New York Yankees where he will face off against fellow #HighFive member Aaron Judge.


5. Mookie Betts

The best all-around player in the Majors takes the final spot on our Week 9 #HighFive list. Mookie Betts had his modest six-game hitting streak snapped Wednesday after an 0-for-4 showing at the plate but still put up some impressive numbers over his last seven games.

He hit .345 with a .406 On Base Percentage out of his normal leadoff spot and still is near the top of the National League leaderboard for most offensive categories including OPS, hits, doubles, slugging percentage, OPS and runs scored. This weekend Betts’ Dodgers will welcome a Colorado Rockies team to town that has won 12 of their last 19 games.

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