While Charlie Blackmon has been getting a lot of the headlines recently for his play at the plate (and for good reason, we might add), the batter usually right behind him in the order has been putting together a pretty solid season as well.
Remember when people were starting to whisper about LeMahieu’s cold start to the season. The defending National League batting champion was hitting just .171 10 games into the campaign. Well, it’s been nothing but up for the 28-year-old All-Star second baseman since then.
LeMahieu is quietly hitting .319 in May (before an 0-for-1 pinch-hitting performance on Thursday). The fact that few people are talking about his average shows the depth of the Rockies powerful lineup at the moment. But DJ is quiet on and off the field so maybe it’s not a huge surprise his batting isn’t getting a lot of attention at the moment with his teammates blasting the ball as well.
Eleven of his 17 RBI have come this month so it shows that not only is LeMahieu getting the chance to produce but he’s also taking advantage of it as well. Just think how much higher those numbers might be if Blackmon wasn’t producing at a stunning RBI pace right now (42 in his first 47 games).