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National League Hitting Leaders (5/31)

(Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

(Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

With two months of baseball complete, it is slowly becoming clear which players are on track to lead the league with their performances at the plate. Below is a list of each team’s leading hitters in terms of highest batting average, amount of homeruns hit and runs batted in for each team in the National League as of May 31st.

National League East:

New York Mets:

Washington Nationals:

Philadelphia Phillies:

  • Average: Odubel Herrera .319
  • Homeruns: Maikel Franco-8
  • RBIs: Maikel Franco- 28

Miami Marlins:

Atlanta Braves:
  • Average: Freddie Freeman .255
  • Homeruns: Freddie Freeman- 8
  • RBIs: Nick Markakis-29

National League Central:

Chicago Cubs:

  • Average: Ben Zobrist .351
  • Homeruns: Kris Bryant-11
  • RBIs: Kris Bryant-37

Pittsburgh Pirates:

  • Average: Starling Marte .326
  • Homeruns: Andrew McCutchen-9
  • RBIs: Gregory Polanco-35

St. Louis Cardinals:

  • Average: Aledmys Diaz .326
  • Homeruns: Matt Carpenter-9
  • RBIs: Matt Carpenter-33

Milwaukee Brewers:

  • Average: Ryan Braun .351
  • Homeruns: Chris Carter-13
  • RBIs: Chris Carter-31

Cincinnati Reds:

  • Average: Zach Cozart .297
  • Homeruns: Adam Duvall- 13
  • RBIs: Jay Bruce- 31

National League West:

San Francisco Giants:

  • Average: Hunter Pence .309
  • Homeruns: Hunter Pence -7
  • RBIs: Hunter Pence-36

LA Dodgers:

  • Average: Adrian Gonzalez .296
  • Homeruns: Joc Pederson/Corey Seager-8
  • RBIs: Adrian Gonzalez-26

Colorado Rockies:

  • Average: Mark Reynolds .307
  • Homeruns: Nolan Arenado/ Trevor Story-14
  • RBIs: Nolan Arenado-39

Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • Average: Jean Segura .308
  • Homeruns: Paul Goldschmidt-10
  • RBIs: Paul Goldschmidt-33

San Diego Padres:

  • Average: John Jay .280
  • Homeruns: Matt Kemp-12
  • RBIs:Matt Kemp-32


Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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