Here are my Top 5:
#1: Jose Altuve
2016 Topps Five Star Silver Signatures #FSSS-JA
If I could only check one box score a day, I'd look at the Astros to see how Altuve hit. I'm hoping he'll be able to hang on to that .350 average for few more weeks, which would help his MVP case.
#2: Giancarlo Stanton
2010 Topps Update Silk #US-50
I could care less that some people feel his home run pace is overrated. Stanton is a beast and watching his home runs are entertaining. It's gonna be tough, but I'm hoping he reaches at least #60.
#3: Khris Davis
Just about the only thing exciting is Oakland outside of the Athletics showcasing their young talent is watching Davis battle Judge to become the Athletics first home run champion in two decades.
#4: Chris Sale
2016 Topps The Mint Franchise Auto #FA-CS
A few months ago I started a new project. I'm trying to collect an autograph of every left-handed Cy Young Award winner. It's going to be close between him and Kluber, but I'd love to add him to that collection.
#5: Clayton Kershaw
2016 Gypsy Queen Autographs Orange GQA-CKE
What can I say? I have a left-handed pitcher fetish and Kershaw is the best around. It's sad, but there was a big part of me that was happy when he got the 1-0 win against my beloved Padres two weeks ago. Don't get the wrong idea. I'm a loyal Padres fan and was stoked to see them take the final three games in the series.
Okay your turn...
As we approach the end of the regular season, who are you keeping tabs on?
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!