FACTS/FLUKES: Betts, Shoemaker, Schoop, M. Gonzalez, Alonso

Solid skills fuel Betts, but 2016 repeat unlikely…After a slow start (two HR in the first five weeks of the season), Mookie Betts (OF, BOS) has heated up. Still, he’s not quite matching 2016’s numbers, when he posted a $44 season and finished second in the AL MVP race. Will Betts continue to pick up the pace?

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