smastroyin said:oWAR at bbref is position adjusted, as well, which is why Ortiz is behind Mookie and Xander. Because of his time in LF, his oWAR is therefore a bit depressed. He's second on the team in batting runs, behind Ortiz.

If you go over to Fangraphs, you'll see that he is third on the team in offensive runs, behind Ortiz and Betts (largely because Mookie has really good baserunning numbers)

All of this is just fun stuff of course. He's riding a huge hot streak. The real question is, if he settles into being the player he was in Pawtucket (285/365/451 over his three years there) or perhaps the guy he was in Pawtucket but with his MLB K-rate (so drop him to 255/335/420-ish), then where would he go? A lot will ride on what the other guys all do, I suppose, but there is also the idea that that latter guy may have more value in trade than he does to the Red Sox.

I think JBJ's slugging will be higher than the estimates you threw out. His AAA slugging is depressed by the 2014 time,when he was going through some readjustment. The one sure thing I take from his last 30 games is that his lower body strength gives him undeniable power. But what's also amazing about his last 28 games, is that he still has managed to K in 25% of his PA's -- which is hard to do with an OBP of .480. His BABIP over the last 28 games is .552, which is due, in part, to the fact that 50% of the times a pitcher has gotten him out has been by way of the strike out. Another component of his BABIP is due to his ability to drive the ball deep to all fields. Then, of course, there is the luck factor.

So we have a very strange sample here, as he goes past the one month in his torrid streak. If, just for fun, we extrapolate this one month sample to a full season, we'd have a .424 hitter who walked just 60 times with 150 K's!!

I'll be very interested in watching how the Toronto pitchers deal with JBJ over the 5 games remaining, considering the importance of the games. And how JBJ reacts, as well. How the hell can you throw strikes to this guy right now?