Despite the fact that the 2023 season has been a disastrous one for the St. Louis Cardinals, there are still some bright spots.
One of those so-called bright spots has been rookie slugger Jordan Walker, who is on a tear at the plate.
On Sunday, Walker picked up a game-tying RBI single as the Cardinals rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to take the London Series finale from the Chicago Cubs.
In doing so, Walker extended his current hit streak to 15 games.
According to John Denton of MLB.com, that is the longest active hit streak in baseball, and he leads players such as Bo Bichette, Christian Walker, and Alex Verdugo.
Also, there’s this: He has hits in 33 of the 38 MLB games he’s started in his young career. pic.twitter.com/x6L4qNGB2f
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) June 26, 2023
Also worth noting is the fact that Walker has an on-base streak of 16 games, which puts him in solid company with Ketel Marte, Fernando Tatis Jr., Matt McLain, Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper, Corey Seager, and Verdugo.
Walker is tied for fourth on that list with Verdugo.
Though the Cardinals own a record of 32-45 and still remain at the bottom of the NL Central, Walker’s bat has been a major bright spot.
The Cardinals rookie slugger is hitting .302 with six home runs, 20 RBI, and an OPS of .841.
He also is reaching base at a .366 clip while slugging .475.
After being optioned to Triple-A in April, Walker has returned and has begun swinging a hot bat, while also seemingly securing the designated hitter spot for St. Louis.
He initially made the team’s Opening Day roster.
Walker has since moved up in the lineup and proven to be one of the team’s top run producers.NEXT: Cardinals GM Comments On Trade Deadline Strategy