SeanBo Puts You On To The Money Pitt: Check These MLBbro Weekend Winners !!

SeanBo Puts You On To The Money Pitt: Check These MLBbro Weekend Winners !!

June is upon us, MLBbro.com Fam, and we have the hottest picks to get your summer sizzling. Before you jump in that pool or get the grill started, lock in on these winners and make it rain like the boss Rob Parker does every time he steps foot in Magic City:

 

1. The Pittsburgh Pirates (+105) have been smoking hot to start June. MLBbros Ke’Bryan Hayes (.248 AVG, 15 RBIs) and Andrew McCutchen (.229 AVG, 20 RBIs) have combined for eight runs scored, helping the Pirates win three of their first four games of the month. They look to stay hot against a Minnesota Twins (-125) squad who suffered losses in three of their last four games. 

 

Opposites attack. Pirates (+105)

 

2. The Atlanta Braves (-225) lost their superstar Ronald Acuna for the year and are quickly falling out of reach of the surging Phillies for the NL East crown. They look to chip away at that lead as they do battle with another division foe in the Washington Nationals (+190). Even with MLBbro CJ Abrams (.246 AVG, 9 HRs, 26 RBIs) keeping the offense humming, the game will be determined by how well Nationals’ starter Jake Irvin (3 wins – 5 losses, 3.39 ERA) fares against the Braves’ middling offense (18th in Runs, 16th in Hits).

 

NL Beast. Nationals +1.5 (+115)

 

3. Speaking of Mr. Magic City, Rob Parker called the New York Yankees (-110) and Los Angeles Dodgers (-105) as the eventual World Series matchup before the 2024 season even began. The Bronx Bombers are doing their part to make Professor Parker’s prediction true, as they are currently ranked first in home runs thanks to MLBbros Aaron Judge (.293 AVG, 54 RBIs, 21 HRs) and Giancarlo Stanton (.237 AVG, 35 RBIs, 15 HRs). The Dodgers aren’t too far behind with their own pair of superstars in Shohei Ohtani (.322 AVG, 40 RBIs, 15 HRs) and former MLBbro of the year Mookie Betts (.309 AVG, 32 RBIs, 9 HRs) pushing LA up to the fourth ranked team in home runs. With so much firepower on the field between the two division leaders, we’re looking at the over despite the flamethrowing power for both starting pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto of the Dodgers and Cody Poteet of the Yankees.

Best Bet. Yankees/Dodgers OVER 9 total runs (-110)

 

(Seanbo / @Bbruh916)

Believe It Or Not, David Hamilton Is One Of A Handful Of Black Middle Infielders In Red Sox History

Believe It Or Not, David Hamilton Is One Of A Handful Of Black Middle Infielders In Red Sox History

David Hamilton is the hot new prospect in the Boston Red Sox infield.

 

Hamilton has made his big league debut and made his presence felt behind the plate. Hamilton played in every game this season. In thirty games Hamilton has a batting average of .263. The contact hitter has also stolen 14 bags in the last 30 games. 

 

 

Hamilton was drafted in the 2019 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, shortly after he would be dealt to the Worcester Red Sox, Boston’s double-A affiliate.

 

David Hamilton Blossomed After Inconsistent Minor League Career 

 

For the next five years, Hamilton would have rocky and inconsistent seasons in the minors. However, he showed glimpses of a star in the making. In the 2022 and 2023 minor league seasons Hamilton would hit .256. and show off his great baserunning, stealing 57 bases in 2022.

 

With Hamilton being called up at the start of the 2024 season for good, he is now one of a handful of middle infielders to start for the Red Sox. Pokey Reese spent his final MLB season with the Red Sox and started 57 games at short and 18 games at second base. Prior to Reese you have to go back to the first Black player in Red Sox history, Elijah “Pumpsie” Green back in 1962, to find a notable black middle infielder for the Red Sox.  

 

This Day In Sports: Pumpsie Green Breaks The Red Sox Color Barrier

 

Green was the first African American player to start for the Red Sox. Green was a switch hitter who mostly played second base and would also play a significant role at shortstop as well.

 

Green’s career was short-lived only playing from 1959-1963, his first three seasons were with the Red Sox and then playing one season with the New York Mets. For the next sixty-two years no African American has ever played every day in the infield again for this team.

 

David Hamilton Making History As Black Red Sox Shortstop

 

This is how David Hamilton can make history. If Hamilton can prove himself in the lineup, he can make history and become just the second black player in history to play infield for the Red Sox. 

 

Who Is Pumpsie Green? 

 

The one thing that Green and Hamilton have in common is they both had to grind to get to the majors. Green spent most of the early years in the Negro-league, which can explain why his MLB career was short. The MLB never really got to see the greatness of Green because the game simply passed him by.

 

With Hamilton still being a young player, he has a lot of years to look forward to.  The first five years were a grind and now he finally has the opportunity to showcase his talent. Green doesn’t have any accolades in the four seasons he played in the majors. 

 

Hamilton, however, still has a long way to go and hasn’t even hit his stride yet. 

#HIGHFIVE | It’s NY Yankees Time Again, Can Baseball Handle It?

#HIGHFIVE | It’s NY Yankees Time Again, Can Baseball Handle It?

 

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.

Aaron Judge’s Mind-Boggling Stats | NY Yankees Star Wins His 10th Career AL Player of the Week Award

 

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.

 

A Deeper Look At MLBbro Marcus Stroman’s Performance With New York Yankees So Far

 

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.

Lamonte Wade Jr. Is Putting Up On Base Percentage Numbers Like Barry Bonds


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.

Minor Setback, Major Comeback | Byron Buxton Heats Up Post-Injury, Dominates Nationals 


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.

Josh Bell Powers Surging Miami Marlins To Fourth Win In A Row


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.

Aaron Judge’s Mind-Boggling Stats | NY Yankees Star Wins His 10th Career AL Player of the Week Award

Aaron Judge’s Mind-Boggling Stats | NY Yankees Star Wins His 10th Career AL Player of the Week Award

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge has been selected the American League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet.

 

Judge, who has hit seven Bro bombs in his last 13 games, earned his 10th career Player of the Week Award after winning twice in 2023 (May 22nd and September 25th). Judge also won three times in 2022 (July 25th, August 1st and October 6th); once in 2021 (May 17th); once in 2020 (August 3rd); and twice in 2017 (June 12th and September 25th). 

 

He is the 10th player to win at least 10 weekly awards in the American League. It is the third honor for the Yankees this season after Juan Soto won on April 1st and Anthony Rizzo won on April 29th

 

 

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees (@thejudge44)

 

  • The 32-year-old hit .500 (10-for-20) with three homers, five RBI, five doubles, seven walks, seven runs scored, a 1.200 slugging percentage and a .630 on-base percentage while leading New York to a 6-0 record.

 

  • The California native led the Majors in on-base percentage, slugging, OPS (1.830) and extra-base hits (8); tied for the Major League lead in doubles and total bases (24); tied for the AL lead in batting average and walks; and tied for third in the AL in hits (10).

 

  • The 2022 AL MVP picked up four extra-base hits on Wednesday at Minnesota, marking his second career game with at least four extra-base hits after he also accomplished the feat last year on September 22nd. Judge became the fourth Yankee with at least two games of four-or-more extra-base hits, joining Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig (5 game); Joe DiMaggio (5 G); and Babe Ruth (2 G).

 

  • The 2017 AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year had a hit in all six of his games and scored a run in five of the six contests. Overall, he has reached base safely in each of his last 16 games, over which he is batting .415 with 22 hits, 15 walks and .551 on-base percentage. He has reached base safely in 40 of his 48 games this season and reached multiple times in 28 games.

 

The five-time All-Star slugged home runs on Tuesday at Minnesota and on Friday and Sunday against the White Sox. His 13 homers lead the Yankees and are the third-most in MLB this season. Judge’s seven homers since May 1st are the second-most in the Majors behind only Kyle Tucker, while his .912 slugging percentage and 1.433 OPS are the best marks in Baseball.