Colorado Rockies: Would you choose home runs or batting average?

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a fourth inning solo homerun against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a fourth inning solo homerun against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 23: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees gets high fives in the dugout after a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 23: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees gets high fives in the dugout after a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

Home Runs

Here are the top five teams leading the league in home runs:

  1. New York Yankees (79)
  2. Boston Red Sox (70)
  3. Cleveland Indians (68)
  4. Toronto Blue Jays (64)
  5. Los Angeles Angels (62)

In case you were wondering, the Rockies (26-24) are 10th with 60 home runs.

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Looking at this list, the first thing that grabs my attention is that four of the five teams on this list are considered very good teams. Actually, as of right now, all of the teams except Toronto are above .500. It’s also interesting all of these teams come from the American League. This is probably due to them having an extra hitter with the DH.

New York (31-15) has one of the best records in baseball but is 1.5 games behind Boston (34-15) who owns the best record in baseball at 34-15. New York is sixth in batting average with .259.

Cleveland (24-23) sits atop the AL Central, even though they are only one game over .500. They rank 15th in batting average at .247.

The Angels (28-22) are third in the most competitive league in all of baseball, the AL West, despite being six games above .500. They rank 14th in batting average at .247.

Then there is the outlier. Toronto (23-27) is fourth in the AL East and already 11.5 games out of first. They rank 25th in batting average at .231.

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