Joey Gallo, Texas
On an absolute tear producing power over the last two weeks, Gallo starts the second half with eight home runs over his 10 contests with a robust .355/.524/1.129 slash line his last 42 plate appearances. His timing helps the Rangers who continue floating him on the trade block ahead of the deadline, just two weeks away. As for the slugger, he produced a .774 isolated power in this sample with a 308 weighted runs created plus (wRC+) metric and .628 weighted on-base average (wOBA). Mining his Statcast data yielded nine barrels of his 19 batted ball events (47.4 barrel percentage) and 13 hard hits (exit velocity of 95 MPH or better). Pretty, pretty, pretty good. Just remember he's streaky.
Andrew Vaughn, Chicago...