Oh Carlos Pena, why must you do this again?
.426 batting average (1st)
.508 on base percentage (1st)
.981 slugging percentage (1st)
9 home runs (1st)
19 RBI (8th, though all 7 players ahead have played at least 5 more games)
Why? Why? Why? Hell, did you know your current hot streak has more than made up for your horrid start? Look at your season averages now through 58 games played:
.254 BA, .366 OBP, .492 SLG, .858 OPS, 12 HRs, 33 RBI, 28 runs scored
That is the 4th consecutive year that your OBP is higher than it was the year before. It's also the 3rd consecutive year that your SLG percentage is higher than it was the year before. It's also the 3rd consecutive year that you have hit home runs at a higher clip than the year before.
Why? Are you going to work your way back on to the team next year only to tank for the month of April and May?
Heck, if you had enough at bats to qualify, your OPS is 10th best amongst MLB first baseman.
Why? Why? Why? Your OPS this year is now ahead of Chris Shelton, the man who's bat had to be in the lineup to replace you. That's right. You've hit better than him this year (albeit by a microscopically small .001 in OPS), but hey, that ain't bad.