jacoby ellsbury is having, by any angle, a phenomenal season. now hitting .325, it seems he's really started to find power in his swing with 17 HRs (3 fewer than papi, the same as adrian gonzalez ((who needs a nickname))).
the thing that amazes me is 60 RBIs. that's good for 4th on the team, but ellsbury is the LEAD OFF batter. here are some other lead-off batter's RBI stats from the AL: gardner from the yankees has 21 (jeter has 34), kinsler from the rangers has 41, izturis from the angels has 24, jackson from the tigers has 24, ichiro from the mariners has 26, pierre from the white sox has 26. i don't know how this compares historically, but it seems pretty incredible to me. i do know the most RBIs ever for a lead off batter is 100.