This is the type of month we've been waiting for out of Bartlett. With the way he has been spraying line drives all season long, he simply couldn't continue to hit for such a low average. His big month of August brings his season line to .280/.346/.390 with five home runs and 38 RBI. With a decent September, he should finish with a line very close to the .295/.350/.390 with 7 HR and 50 RBI that Mr. Mosvick predicted back in March.
2. Torii Hunter: .330/.368/.547, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 18 R, 3/5 SB
Hunter continues to chug along in his career year. For people that have followed Hunter in the past, the truly surprising thing is that he has been so consistent. Hunter is a notoriously streaky player who tends to fall into major slumps from to seemingly offset every hot streak, but this year he just hasn't dropped off. His worst month was July, and even then he managed a respectable .769 OPS.
A very ugly outing in his last start of the month kept Silva's August numbers from looking as impressive as they could have been, but he still had a very solid month. The 1.01 WHIP is extremely low for him. Naturally, his trend of receiving absurdly low run support continued.
At this point, it's like staring at a car wreck. The truly sad part is that he still started 20 games and got 80 plate appearances while hitting like this.