Jacoby Ellsbury .911 Dustin Pedroia .893 Adrian Gonzalez .973 Kevin Youkilis .890 David Ortiz .960The rest of the American League combined has five.
Jose Bautista Blue Jays 1.138 Miguel Cabrera Tigers .986 Paul Konerko White Sox .935 Curtis Granderon Yankees .930 Jhonny Peralta Tigers .901Boston has five of the top 21 players in OPS in MLB. Only four other teams have as many as two (Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers, Mets). ... Josh Reddick, with only 120 PA, is not among the qualifiers, but he has a 1.013 OPS.
Two weeks ago, I wondered if this team was the best hitting Red Sox club of all time. There are still two months of baseball to play, so it's far too soon to know where the 2011 quintet will rank historically, but SoSH, using a variety of metrics, has been looking for the best 1-5 in baseball history.