Over the off-season, New York Yankee fans wanted Manny Machado, and they moaned and groaned when the team signed DJ LeMahieu to a two year deal instead. While Machado is batting a solid .278, LeMahieu is hitting .331 and is hitting over .360 in June alone.
With a 2-for-4 effort on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Not just that, but he has been hitting over .500 with runners in scoring position this season.
His OBP is pushing .400, and LeMahieu will be an all-star with a shot at starting the game at second base.
The lowest that his average was this season was on April 22 after a game against the Angels. His average was under .300 for just four games this year, and he has been in the low to mid .300s since.
Through just half of a season, LeMahieu has 11 home runs, already good for a tie for second in his career. His career high was 15 long balls just last year, and is on pace for 20 this year.
Also, his power has been impressive lately. He hit just one home run before May 11th.
On Tuesday, LeMahieu hit a historic home run, creating a major league record 28 games in a row with a home run.
LeMahieu has been great for the Yankees this year, and will continue to lead the team on offense.