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Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases against the Brewers on Friday.
While the preseason hype machine had Billy Hamilton earmarked for the stolen base crown, it's been Dee Gordon who has stolen the show. His batting average, as expected, dropped form where it was early on in the season, but he's slashing .293/.339/.387 on the season and these two stolen bases give him a major-league leading 56 stolen bases on the year. We're not saying Billy Hamilton won't eventually become the stolen base king, but Gordon has been so much more valuable this season, especially when you consider where he was drafted this season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett