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Things are pointing in the right direction for Mr. Puig.
The two hottest bats in baseball stand on opposite coasts: one from Baltimore, Md., the other from Los Angeles, Calif.
Chris Davis' breakout 2013 season is bound to break his personal home run, RBI and batting average totals, which he set last season with the Orioles (.270, 33 HR, 86 RBI). In his last seven games dating back to June 13 (the Orioles did not play Thursday), Davis is batting .333 with five home runs and 12 RBI. He has six home runs in his last eight games.
Battling Davis for the title of "most-feared batter" this past week was rookie sensation Yasiel Puig. His offensive numbers have been unworldly since his debut on June 3, and over the past week, Puig has maintained the torrid pace, batting .455 with one home run, one RBI and one double.
"Puigmania," as CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman deemed it, dazzled Yankee Stadium in a three-game set. The rookie knocked a home run into the right-field bleachers, flashed his cannon of an arm and displayed his aggressive play by stretching a single into a double.
The two hitters owned mid-June and will likely continue up and through the All-Star break.