Weekly Hitter Rankings: Guardians of the AL Central

Weekly Hitter Rankings: Guardians of the AL Central

This article is part of our Weekly Hitter Rankings series.

The Guardians might not be bring back cassette tapes, but they are making small ball a thing again. Helped by eight games, all at home, the AL Central leaders are slated for a productive week.

The Blue Jays also have eight home tilts, while the Twins begin the week with a five-game set in Cleveland, before heading home for three against a suspect Orioles rotation.

The Diamondbacks, Mets, Tigers and Giants each have the dreaded five-game week.

The Rockies only have six games, but they're all at home with six slated to be against southpaw pitching.

UPDATED: Monday June 27 1:40 AM ET

Week of June 27 - July 3

MLB Hitting Rankings

KEY (100 neutral)

  • HR LHB/HR RHB - Average HR Park Factors
  • SB - Stolen Base Index
  • P LHB/P RHB - Opposing pitcher quality index
  • Runs - Runs scoring index
TMGMSvLHPvRHPHOMEAWAYHR LHBHR RHBSBP LHBP RHBRUNSAVE LHBAVE RHBTOTAL
1ARZ514231121099110210791989999
2ATL624061191229610010310299101100
3BAL6240694989810110390969797
4BOS6060699110109999898979898
5CHC61560881061029810410098102100
6CHW61506

The Guardians might not be bring back cassette tapes, but they are making small ball a thing again. Helped by eight games, all at home, the AL Central leaders are slated for a productive week.

The Blue Jays also have eight home tilts, while the Twins begin the week with a five-game set in Cleveland, before heading home for three against a suspect Orioles rotation.

The Diamondbacks, Mets, Tigers and Giants each have the dreaded five-game week.

The Rockies only have six games, but they're all at home with six slated to be against southpaw pitching.

UPDATED: Monday June 27 1:40 AM ET

Week of June 27 - July 3

MLB Hitting Rankings

KEY (100 neutral)

  • HR LHB/HR RHB - Average HR Park Factors
  • SB - Stolen Base Index
  • P LHB/P RHB - Opposing pitcher quality index
  • Runs - Runs scoring index
TMGMSvLHPvRHPHOMEAWAYHR LHBHR RHBSBP LHBP RHBRUNSAVE LHBAVE RHBTOTAL
1ARZ514231121099110210791989999
2ATL624061191229610010310299101100
3BAL6240694989810110390969797
4BOS6060699110109999898979898
5CHC61560881061029810410098102100
6CHW6150690869911195891009397
7CIN624331021121021029596999899
8CLE83580107981009699124105105105
9COL64260123119106100100115104104104
10DET5323279938810710179959495
11HOU6244210310810410594921019799
12KC61533889399969894959696
13LAA606331151061289710494100102101
14LAD7344311711211696104123104107106
15MIA60606103989110110797979998
16MIL624069384691039993969395
17MIN81735103981089899132104104104
18NYM523508996108899970909593
19NYY716341131041019896114102100101
20OAK743071031021119310095969998
21PHI6066012212610310098101102102102
22PIT7164310294134104102110105103104
23SD63306106102108959684959595
24SF5145059748010010373909392
25SEA70770919911210599110104103104
26STL61533108104711019790979596
27TB72525103108939510811098104101
28TEX6240687881051099692999497
29TOR81780109113949695125105105105
30WSH63360112115100105102107104103104

Pitching Matchups

TeamMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
ARZ Manaea LClevinger R @Senzatela R@Feltner R@Kuhl R
ATL @Wheeler R@Suarez L@Nola R@Minor L@Mahle R@Castillo R
BAL@Kirby R@Ray L@Flexen R @Ryan R@Gray R@Smeltzer L
BOS@Gausman R@Stripling R@Manoah R @Sampson R@Mills R@Thompson R
CHC Castillo RGreene RAshcraft RWinckowski RHill LWacha R
CHW@Syndergaard R@Rosenberg L@Ohtani R @Cobb R@Webb R@DeSclafani R
CIN @Thompson R@Steele L@Hendricks RFried LStrider RMorton R
CLEGray RSmeltzer L/Winder RBundy RArcher RCole RCortes Jr. LMontgomery L
COLAnderson LKershaw LUrias L Kelly RDavies RKeuchel L
DET @Rodon L@Wood L Keller RSinger RBubic L
HOU @Carrasco R@Walker RSeverino RLorenzen RSandoval LSuarez L
KCPerez LGray RDunning R @Faedo R@Pineda R@Brieske R
LAAGiolito RCueto RKopech R @Javier R@Urquidy R@Garcia R
LAD@Kuhl R@Freeland L@Marquez RMusgrove RGore LSnell LDarvish R
MIA@Wainwright R@Hudson R@Pallante R @Gray. R@Tetreault R@Fedde R
MIL @Baz R@Springs L@Brubaker R@Contreras R@Bido R@Quintana L
MIN@McKenzie R@Plesac R/Pilkington L@Quantrill R@Bieber RWatkins RLyles RWells R
NYM Garcia RValdez L Otto RPerez LGray R
NYYBlackburn RMontas RIrvin L@Verlander R@Civale R@McKenzie R@Plesac R
OAK@Montgomery L@Sears L@Taillon R@Gilbert R@Gonzales L@Kirby R@Ray L
PHI Morton RWright RAnderson RMikolas RFlaherty RWainwright R
PIT@Fedde R@Corbin L@Espino RAlexander RHouser RBurnes RWoodruff R
SD @Gallen R@Bumgarner L@White R@Gonsolin R@Anderson L@Kershaw L
SEAWells RKremer RVoth RMartinez RKaprielian RBlackburn RMontas R
SF Skubal LGarcia R Lynn RCease RGiolito R
STLLopez RGarrett LAlcantara R @Eflin R@Gibson R@Wheeler R
TB Woodruff RLauer L@Kikuchi L@Berrios R@Gausman R/Hatch R@Stripling R
TEX@Bubic L@Heasley R@Greinke R @Bassitt R@Peterson L@Scherzer R
TORSeabold RWacha RPivetta RKluber RMcClanahan LRasmussen R/Patino RBaz R
WSHBido RQuintana LKeller R Rogers LCastano LLopez R

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