File this one in the “stunningly obvious” drawer. According to Bill James Online, Robinson Cano is the hottest hitter in the majors, with a 117 degree fever. Close behind is, you guessed it, Paul Konerko at 103 degrees and, yup, Colby Rasmus at 101 degrees.
Okay, some of you may be surprised about Rasmus, but the kid has batted .517 in his last nine games, with four doubles, a triple and three homers. Rasmus has a deadly combination going this season: a .429 BABIP and a 32% rate of home runs per fly ball. Both figures are near the major league lead.
John Buck‘s temperature jumped to 80 after his three home runs yesterday. His average temperature for the season has been 58 degrees.