#HIGHFIVE | Top 5 Black & Brown MLB Players (Week 16)

#HIGHFIVE | Top 5 Black & Brown MLB Players (Week 16)

This week Andrew McCutchen was vibing like he did during his 2013 National League MVP season.

He terrorized the Washington Nationals by hitting three home runs on three consecutive game days including a walk-off three run game winning shot in Monday’s game. 

For that, he earns the top spot on our Week 16 MLBbro #HighFive list.


1. Andrew McCutchen

“Cutch” was up with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning with two ducks on the pond during Monday night’s game against the National. The vet came through in one of the biggest moments of the Phillies season, deciding to call “game” by hitting a walk-off home run over the right field fence. 



This week is no anomaly, as Andrew McCutchen has been on a redemption tour this entire season.

The former National League MVP and five-time All-Star hit his 20th home run of the season during Thursday’s double-header (which already equals his total for both 2019 and 2020 combined).

With two months left in the season, he also has a chance of reaching the 30-homer plateau for the second time in his career. The other being in 2012.



McCutchen batted .346 with three home runs, six RBI, six runs, six walks and a .731 slugging percentage over the last week.

This weekend he’ll travel to Pittsburgh to face Ke’Bryan Hayes and the Pirates. 



2. LaMonte Wade Jr.


LaMonte Wade Jr. impacted one of the biggest rivalries in all of baseball when his first-place San Francisco Giants met the Dodgers, earning him his first appearance on our #HighFive list this season.


Lamont Wade Jr. Is On Hammer Time For First Place Giants


On Wednesday night, he put the nail in the coffin during a four-run comeback in the top of the ninth inning in L.A.  

Then Wade Jr. put in overtime with his work at the plate over the weekend.  He had three home runs in two days.



Over his past seven games Wade has three home runs, seven RBI, and a .917 slugging percentage.

Wade has found comfort in the leadoff spot for the Giants.



3.  “The Real Deal”  Akil Baddoo

BADDOO MANIA is back as he has officially begun campaigning for the American League Rookie of the Year award.

Baddoo is the only person to reappear on our list from Week 15.  He homered three times this week including a solo shot during his 2-for-5 day at the plate on Tuesday. 



Since coming back from the All-Star break, Baddoo has gotten off to the same hot start he did at the beginning of the season.

Over his last 15 games he has a .297 batting average, five home runs and 15 RBI. 



Baddoo and his Tigers will take on Cedric “CM Storm” Mullins and the Baltimore Orioles in a four game set this weekend..


4. George Springer

George Springer has recovered from the bumps and bruises that impeded the first half of his season and is tearing the cover off of baseballs, as well as being one of the more elite defensive outfielders in the game.

He was recently named as Rob Parker’s Home Boi Highlight.



This past Saturday night, Springer made one of the best catches you will ever see when he did a lit Jumpman impression by diving for a catch in center field. 



This weekend Springer will get another chance to play in front of a Canadian audience during Toronto’s series against the Kansas City Royals.


5. Cedric Mullins

Mullins’ first half All-Star nod was not a fluke as he’s still among MLB’s best hitters.

Mullins hit home run number 17 during Tuesday’s game against the Miami Marlins and has also climbed to sixth place MLB’s batting title chase. 

Mullins also leads MLB outfielders with a 4.1 WAR and is leading all American League outfielders in hits, OPS and is tied for the lead in triples and doubles.