The Heat Check: Weekly MLB report

We are now 10 days into the 2014 MLB season. Despite the season being young, some players have shown a new promise and some have shown the opposite. Each week I’ll pick the week’s hottest hitters from each league along with the hottest pitchers. This will also include the team of the week.

Hottest Hitter:

AL: Chris Colabello Minnesota Twins.

The little known Twins DH has been off to a firey start and leads the AL in RBI’s (11) while batting .370. Colabello is in just a second year in the pros and it has been a journey for the 30 year old, but is this a sign for big things to come in the future?

NL: Emilio Bonifacio Chicago Cubs

The 28 year old has been tearing up the league in his first season in Chicago. He’s currently hitting .515 and has driven in two runs. While the Cubs haven’t had much success this year, Bonifacio has shown light in the darkness of another Cubs season.

Hottest Pitcher:

AL: Mark Buehrle Toronto Blue Jays


In his second season with the Blue Jays, Buehrle has wasted no time in proving his value to the team.  In his first two starts, the 30 year old has won both starts and given up just one run. He’s also 2nd in the AL with an ERA of .064 and is 4th in strikeouts with 14.

NL: Yovani Gallardo Milwaukee Brewers

Last season Gallardo put up his worst ERA of his career (4.18). This season, he’s been an integral part to the Milwaukee’s hot start.. He’s 2-0 and has allowed zero runs and just two walks, while the Brewers have gotten off to a 5-2 start. Gallardo has been a key factor.

Team of the Week:

San Francisco Giants:

The 6-2 Giants have played just one home game, yet still hold the best record in the league. Behind the bats of Angel Pagan (.441 BA) and Brandon Belt (5HR,9RBI), the Giants are showing the league they are no pretender.

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