The American League leader in batting average is... Avi Garcia? The White Sox RF is currently hitting .357 with 8 HR and 34 RBI. Things like slugging percentage and batting average typically don't stabilize until much later in the season, but Sox fans will take any good news at the major league level they can get right now.
In response to the home run spike over the last two years, pitchers have been surprisingly stubborn. But, as Travis Sawchik of FanGraphs writes today, one pitcher in particular may serve as a trend-setter for adjusting to the changes hitters are making.
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