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Loud Hits: Betts, Castellanos, Seager, Judge Highlight Our Batting Leaderboards

By: Stats Perform

Now a Cincinnati Red, Nick Castellanos has picked up where he left off last season with the Chicago Cubs.

After hitting .321 with 16 home runs and 21 doubles in just 51 games after getting traded to Chicago at the 2019 trade deadline, the veteran outfielder leads the majors (heading into Thursday’s action) with a 1.325 OPS. He also ranks third in all of baseball with a 1.055 OPS since Aug. 1, 2019, among those with 200 at-bats. As a result, Castellanos tops MLB in BIP+ and ranks second in Raw Value+ in this week’s hitting leaderboards.

Each week throughout this 60-game sprint of a season, we’ll reveal MLB’s offensive leaders in RV+, BIP+, Contact+ and Discipline+. Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees are also rivaling Castellanos atop the RV+ and BIP+ leaderboards with hot starts.

Mookie Betts was making frequent contact at an elite level before suffering a finger injury that has kept him out of the lineup this week. With the Boston Red Sox in 2019, Betts hit .295 with 29 homers and finished in the 94th percentile among batters who faced at least 2,000 pitches with a 157 RV+.

So without further ado, here are Stats Perform’s hitting leaders two weeks into the season (minimum 30 plate appearances to qualify):

Corey Seager, our Raw Value+ leader


1Corey SeagerDodgers53307
2Nick CastellanosReds47262
3Aaron JudgeYankees47221
4Giancarlo StantonYankees39216
5Mike TroutAngels35214
6Colin MoranPirates44199
7Gio UrshelaYankees38193
8Robinson CanoMets39191
9Ian HappCubs40189
10Joey GalloRangers43188

Nicholas Castellanos, our BIP+ leader


1Nick CastellanosReds47354
2Aaron JudgeYankees47352
3Corey SeagerDodgers53334
4Luke VoitYankees31330
5Wil MyersPadres49309
6Willson ContrerasCubs43307
7Colin MoranPirates44287
8Giancarlo StantonYankees39273
9Joey GalloRangers43269
10Mike TroutAngels35267

Mookie Betts, our Contact+ leader


1Mookie BettsDodgers49118
2DJ LeMahieuYankees42117
3Robinson CanoMets39117
4Luis ArraezTwins42116
5David FletcherAngels56116
6Nico HoernerCubs34116
7Salvador PerezRoyals54115
8Kevin NewmanPirates39115
9Kevin PillarRed Sox39114
10Hanser AlbertoOrioles48114

Brandon Nimmo, our Discipline+ leader


1Brandon NimmoMets59164
2Fernando Tatis Jr.Padres60142
3Anthony RendonAngels36140
4Mark CanhaA's46138
5Yandy DiazRays47138
6Max MuncyDodgers63136
7Eugenio SuarezReds49135
8Mitch GarverTwins31133
9Manny MachadoPadres58133
10Ji-Man ChoiRays32132


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