Since then, the rookie outfielder hasn’t slowed down and has been a major key to the Guardians success so far this season.
Kwan is hitting .297 with two home runs and 28 RBI.
He’s been a spark plug for the Guardians this season and has led them to a point where they have a chance to reach the playoffs.
In fact, he’s on a 17-game hitting streak, which according to The Score on Twitter, is the longest hit streak by a Cleveland rookie since Michael Brantley in 2010.
17-game hit streak for Steven Kwan. 😤 pic.twitter.com/tPnbs8GhGd
— theScore (@theScore) August 3, 2022
Kwan Stays Hot
Kwan has come out of nowhere and has put himself in the potential conversation for the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
While he may not win that award thanks to Julio Rodriguez‘s emergence, he at least deserves consideration.
Kwan can certainly hit and get on base.
He’s emerged as a solid leadoff hitter for the Guardians and is a big reason why they have a decent shot to actually reach the postseason.
First, Kwan came up and had an incredible streak of not striking out, much less swinging and missing at a pitch.
Now, he’s on a 17-game hit streak and is giving fans shades of a franchise great in Brantley.
If he keeps on hitting, then the Guardians have a chance to do some real damage down the stretch.