Latest Leaders – June 2015

latestleaders_logoWelcome back the MLB.com/blogs Latest Leaders, which we’ll resume posting on a monthly basis here. These are based on Unique Visits measured by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and we may change the metrics from time to time at our discretion. (Note that our data is unrelated to the traffic stats you see in your WordPress.com dashboard, which measures traffic differently.) The proven way to get on this list, besides killin’ it on your blog, is to leave your URL in comments right here regularly after you post.

Here are your Leaders from June 1-30:

MLB PRO
1. Dodger Insider
2. Just Mets
3. TribeVibe – Indians front office
4. Cait Covers the Bases – Brewers front office
5. MLB.com Fantasy 411
6. Dodgers Photog Blog
7. Our Game – MLB Official Historian John Thorn
8. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave – Mariners front office
9. The Halo Way – Angels photo crew
10. Better Off Red
11. Curly W Live – Nationals front office
12. Brandon and Brandon – Two Giants infielders
13. On Cloud Conine – Marlins front office
14. SF Giants Photos
15. Friar Wire – Padres front office
16. Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
17. Cubs Vine Line Blog
18. MLB.com Blogs Central – community blog
19. Inside the White Sox
20. @Cafe Blog – Giants front office
21. Around the Horn in KC – Royals front office
22. Twins Pics
23. Cardinals Insider
24. Roof Report – Astros
25. Reds Urban Youth Academy
26. White Shark – Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco
27. Astros Mission Control
28. Phillies Insider
29. Desde el Desierto
30. Newberg Report
31. Rays Radio
32. Braves Give
33. Justice4U – MLB.com columnist Richard Justice
34. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
35. Step up to B.A.T.
36. Matt’s Bats
37. Comerica Park, 48201 – Tigers front office
38. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
39. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
40. TVA Jacques
41. Beyond the Ballpark
42. BTF Today
43. Speaking Baseball
44. The Cutoff Man
45. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
46. Baseball with Matt
47. Baseball Books
48. Sweet Spot in Baseball
49. MLBPAA Intern Insider
50. A Twinternal Perspective

FANS
1. The Baseball Collector
2. Universo Béisbol
3. The Ballpark Guide
4. The Brewer Nation
5. Cook & Sons’ Baseball Adventures
6. The AustralianBaseballDigest
7. Crawdads Beat
8. mlbblogger
9. Shoestring Catches
10. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
11. Dodger Blue World
12. Minor League Madhouse
13. The HÅlos Network
14. The Unbiased MLB Fan
15. Minoring In Baseball
16. Fish Fry
17. Phillies Phollowers
18. Dedicado al Baseball
19. Mets Plus
20. Born on Third
21. Dazzy Vance Chronicles
22. Beisbol 007
23. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
24. The Canuck Cubbie
25. The Baseball Haven
26. Béisbol con Berraquera
27. Gregg’s Baseball Bookcase
28. Pinstripe Birthdays
29. eltubeyero22
30. The Angels’ Ace
31. Yankees42
32. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
33. Metsin’ Around
34. The Baseball Sociologist
35. Cardinal Red Baseball
36. Big Apple Baseball Blog
37. Flashin’ Leather
38. Coco Crisp’s Afro
39. The Winning Run
40. theoriginalinsidesports
41. Baseball’s Relatives
42. Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball
43. The O.Co Show
44. Bumgarner Snotrockets
45. Fish On The Farm
46. Balls and Strikes
47. One Strike Away…Twice!
48. Giants Fan Carm
49. steel city ballhawk
50. Go Go Cards!

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
1. Muskat Ramblings
2. Beck’s Blog
3. The Zo Zone
4. Mark My Word
5. Tag’s Lines
6. Postcards From Elysian Fields
7. Britt’s Bird Watch
8. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
9. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
10. The Fish Pond
11. Mariners Musings
12. Bombers Beat
13. Bowman’s Blog
14. Change for a Nickel
15. Major League Bastian
16. Mets Cetera
17. North of the Border
18. Brownie Points
19. Brew Beat
20. All Nats All the Time

MiLB PRO
1. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
2. Ben’s Biz Blog
3. Rattler Radio
4. The Dash Board
5. The Shuck Dynasty
6. 45 Miles From Fenway
7. Inside the San Jose Giants
8. Rollin’ with Rick PawSox
9. Rolling Thunder
10. Porcupines in Pinstripes
11. Riders Insider Blog
12. Unlocking the Keys
13. The Inside Pitch
14. Hook, Line and Sinker
15. Minor Details
16. ‘Cats Corner
17. The G-Blog
18. Barons Beat
19. Inside the Chiefs
20. Holding Down the Fort
21. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
22. Salem Sox Talk
23. Yard Work
24. Intimidating Insight
25. From the Nest
26. Playing In Peoria
27. Rich Burk’s Short Hops
28. Bill On Baseball
29. Tampa Yankees
30. Burlington Royals
31. The 2-2 Pitch
32. On the Mike
33. Doubledays ‘N’ Nights
34. Docking With the Ports
35. Delmarva Shorebirds Blog
36. Gnats Gnation
37. MiLB Snap Shots
38. Sound Bytes Blog
39. Knight Fever
40. Express Tracks
41. The Futurists
42. From The Press Box
43. The Hop Stove – Official Blog of the Hillsboro Hops
44. ‘Tuga Power
45. Get Hooked
46. B-Mets Buzz with Tim Heiman
47. The Spin on the Spinners
48. Hawk’s Eye: View From The Booth
49. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
50. Nine Lives

Reminder: Blogs only can be tracked for this list if they use an MLB theme. If you switch to a different WordPress.com theme for a day or two during that month, those page views will not be included for these purposes because they cannot be recorded by MLB.com.

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Chris Sale

Like there was any chance Chris Sale’s historic streak would go unnoticed by Inside the White Sox?

Baller Sports & Other Things looks ahead to where Billy Hamilton’s stolen base total could end up this season.

Meanwhile, Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon wrote about whether Hamilton will return to the leadoff spot.

Is there an upside to Joey Gallo’s recent return to AAA? Newberg Report sees one.

Suppose this Marlins fan enjoyed his 103rd birthday at Marlins Park, where On Cloud Conine was on hand?

Sons of ’84 examines both sides of the Buying vs. Selling argument for the Tigers this month.

Was Leslie of Yourenotgoingtobelievethis’s Blog impressed with Dallas Keuchel’s latest outing? (Yes, she was.)

Corner Pub Sports asks whether the Phillies could be about to sign young Dominican phenom Jhailyn Ortiz.

Where do things stand with the first-round picks from this year’s Draft? Here’s an update from aviewfromthecheapseatsblog.

What will the Marlins do ahead of the trade deadline? Beat writer Joe Frisaro presents some options.

The O.Co Show wonders if the A’s can pick up their play against weaker opponents the rest of the way.

Are baseball lessons applicable to the business world? The blogger at beginnersbiz certainly thinks so!

Sweetness Sports looks at some possible trade destinations for the Phillies’ Ben Revere.

How excited is the young blogger behind Baseball with Matt about his upcoming book signing?

What’s on your mind on this Wednesday? Share it in the comments below!

Discover: Tape Measure Tuesday

Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson has received more All-Star votes than any other player, and Tailgate Talk wants to know whether his Blue Jays are legitimate contenders in the competitive AL East thanks to a successful June.

Speaking of All-Star voting, Eric L. Singer has an interesting suggestion: let the managers and players pick the All-Star squads, then the fans vote on the starters from that group. Meanwhile, have you cast your ballots for this season’s Midsummer Classic? If not, time is running short, so vote and blog about your picks!

Official MLB historian John Thorn was interviewed for the most recent edition of the SABR Dead Ball Committee’s newsletter, and he shares the interview in a post to his Our Game MLB Pro Blog.

With Pablo Sandoval’s Red Sox reportedly coming to AT&T Park next summer, Giant Dynasty asks whether Giants fans will boo or cheer The Panda on his return.

Photographer Jenn Zambri was at Citizens Bank Park for both games of Sunday’s doubleheader between the Phillies and Nationals, and she shares photos and her account of the action in her excellent Phillies Phollowers blog.

Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke are having outstanding 2015 seasons on the mound, so Call to the Bullpen analyzes the state of the NL Cy Young race.

Braves Give highlights the organization’s work to raise awareness of prostate cancer with the annual Father’s Day event at Turner Field.

Following a recent visit to PNC Park, steel city ballhawk documents his baseball-snagging adventures.

SportsWeav examines the upside of the Braves, who find themselves in the NL East race at the midway point despite low expectations coming into the season.

The 7th Annual Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Classic took place on Monday, and Cait Covers the Bases has the full story.

Phillies Insider Larry Shenk takes a look at third-generation baseball executive Andy MacPhail, who recently joined the team’s front office.

 

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Steven Matz

Following a very memorable Major League debut on Sunday at Citi Field, where he allowed just two runs in 7.2 innings pitched and went 3-for-3 with four RBI at the plate, New York Sports Hub invites fans to meet the Amazin’ Steven Matz. (more…)

Belt, Blanco check in with fans on their blogs

Brandon Belt, Gregor Blanco

The defending World Series champs are well represented in our blogging community, with first baseman Brandon Belt, shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Gregor Blanco all finding time away from the ballpark to post to their blogs. In his shared Brandon and Brandon blog, Belt has an update on his son, Grayson, talks about Blanco’s recent concussion and reviews a couple of new releases he has seen in theaters. For his part, Blanco discusses his recovery from the concussion and answers questions from fans on subjects like adjustments at the plate, his family and team travel in his White Shark blog.

Leave them a comment and start your own blog today to blog with the pros!

Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. There’s just one week left for fans to cast their Esurance 2015 All-Star Game Ballots. We know Miguel Cabrera has Tigers Forever‘s vote — and now probably the vote of at least one young fan, too. Sconnie Sports Talk looks ahead to what the NL All-Star roster might look like, while Better Off Red, From the Corner of Edgar & Dave, and Dodger Insider all stump for their guys down the stretch. So cast your votes and blog about your #ASGWorthy picks like The Unbiased MLB Fan did! (more…)

How Jon SooHoo got the best action shot of 2015

Mark Newman:

MLB.com/blogs veteran and longtime Dodgers photog Jon SooHoo got one of the best baseball pics of his career on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Our community blog has the first-person account of how it happened…

Originally posted on MLB.com Blogs Central:

Jon Soo photo of Adrian Gonzalez and Keith Hartley with Baby Isaac Jon SooHoo captures The Catch and says, “Everything happens for a reason.” Click photo for high-rez version.

Jon SooHoo is in his 30th year as a photographer covering the Dodgers, and he just celebrated the anniversary with one of the greatest shots of his career. SooHoo, whose LA Photog Blog has been one of the most popular spaces at MLB.com/blogs over the past five years, captured the widely seen photo Tuesday at Wrigley Field of Cub fan Keith Hartley interfering with Adrian Gonzalez and catching a baseball while holding his baby. The umps got it right, the fan got the ball, baby Isaac got fed, and SooHoo got the remarkable shot. I traded emails with SooHoo today for a first-hand account of the photo, plus some of the follow-up photos he took at the bottom of this Q&A. Take a look:

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs

You’ve seen his famous photo. But did you know photographer Jon SooHoo has an MLB Pro Blog, Dodgers Photog Blog? (more…)

Discover: Let’s Play Two-sday

Todd Frazier

Cats In The Bleacher disagrees with those upset at the Royals’ All-Star voting dominance this season, while miraclesports lists the blogger’s “real, unbiased” picks (such as the Reds’ Todd Frazier, pictured above) for the Midsummer Classic. Make your voice heard by voting for the players you feel are #ASGWorthy with the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot before the July 2 deadline! (more…)

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

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Veteran MLB.com/blogger Zack Hample caught Mike Trout’s first career Major League home run and Barry Bonds’ 724th career home run, and now he snagged Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th career hit when the Yankee slugger homered in his first at-bat on Friday night. In his blog, The Baseball Collector, Hample talked his eventful evening that saw him trending on Twitter and in high demand for interviews. (more…)

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