By Jenny Masters
With the majority of teams closing in on 40 games played, batting average across MLB sits at an anemic .234.
And there are only five teams (Rockies, Phillies, Nationals, Guardians and Mets) hitting above .250 as a team.
The Phils are hitting .253 after last night’s loss to the Pads, and Alec Bohm leads them at .313.
On the flip side, there are 12 teams hitting below .230 on the season thus far. In a year that saw the designated hitter become universal across both the AL and NL, those are not the offensive numbers that MLB was expecting to see.