BELTRAN HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE GAME'S BEST ALL-AROUND PLAYERS. IN ADDITION TO DRIVING IN 100 RUNS FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT SEASON, BELTRAN WAS AN AMAZING 41-OF-45 IN STEAL ATTEMPTS IN 2003.
ONCE AGAIN BONDS PUT UP RECORD-BREAKING NUMBERS, LEADING THE LEAGUE IN OBP (.529), SLG (.749) AND OPS (1.278). HIS 45 HOMERS PLACED HIM SECOND IN THE NL AND HIS .341 AVERAGE WAS GOOD FOR THIRD IN THE LEAGUE.
HELTON BATTED OVER .320 WITH 30+ HOMERS AND 100+ RBIS FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT SEASON. HE RANKED SECOND IN THE NL IN AVERAGE, RUNS (135), OBP (.458) AND BB (111), AND THIRD IN SLG (.630) AND OPS (1.088).
PUJOLS WON HIS FIRST NL BATTING CROWN BY HITTING .359 IN 2003. HE ALSO RANKED IN THE TOP 5 IN THE MAJORS IN HITS (212, 2ND), RUNS (137, 1ST), DOUBLES (51, 1ST), HOME RUNS (5TH), RBIS (5TH) AND OPS (1.106, 2ND).
RAMIREZ RANKED AMONG THE AL LEADERS IN AVERAGE (2ND), RUNS (117, 5TH), OBP (.427, 1ST), HR (7TH), BB (97, 5TH) AND SLG (.587, 4TH), WHILE HITTING OVER .300 WITH 30+ HR AND 100+ RBIS FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR.
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