Scout Hot Sheet: Teixeira and Hechavarria

This week, the Scout Hot Sheet is too close to call, as Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees and Adeiny Hechavarria of the Miami Marlins lead their teams to 10 combined wins over the past week.

In just our second Player of the Week of the 2015 season, we already have a tie.

On the one hand, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira may not be stealing many headlines from teammate Alex Rodriguez, but the Bronx Bombers don’t go 5-2 over the past week without his white-hot hitting, an MLB-best 5 home runs and 10 RBIs.

On the other, Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria -- who hit .276 in a breakout campaign in 2014, his second as a full-time starter – hit .500 (12-for-24) over the past week, leading the Marlins to a 5-1 record against National League East opponents.

Both Teixeira and Hechavarria drove in 10 runs to pace the majors, with Teixeira scoring 6 himself, and Hechavarria crossing home 8 times, with a .520 on-base percentage – fourth in the bigs, and second in the National League.

Teixeira paced the majors with a 1.000 slugging percentage, with a double to go along with his five home runs. His .429 on-base percentage was built on eight hits and four walks, with just three strikeouts. Hechavarria fanned five times and walked just once, but added a stolen base, a double and a triple.

Hechavarria is currently on a nine-game hitting streak, with multiple hits in four of his last five games, and multiple runs scored in three of his last five, highlighted by a 4-for-4 series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 23 that saw Hechavarria score twice and drive in three, helping the Marlins to a 9-1 win.

Teixeira went 8-for-24 this past week, with six of those eight hits going for extra bases. He’s gotten at least one base hit in five of his past seven, highlighted by a 2-for-4, two-home run, four-RBI performance against the New York Mets on April 23.

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