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Top Performances of 2021, No. 3: “Bligh Guy” Sets Career High

Madris hit safely in a career- and team-high 15 games from Aug. 28-Sept. 15
December 17, 2021

Outfielder Bligh Madris heated up in August with a career-high 15-game hitting streak within a team-high 26-game on-base streak on his way to earning the Indians 2021 Rookie of the Year honor.

Outfielder Bligh Madris heated up in August with a career-high 15-game hitting streak within a team-high 26-game on-base streak on his way to earning the Indians 2021 Rookie of the Year honor.

From Aug. 28-Sept. 15, Madris hit .393 (22-for-56) with five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, a .443 on-base percentage and 1.032 OPS during a team-high 15-game hitting streak. The streak featured five multi-hit games and a stretch of three consecutive two-RBI games from Sept. 2-5 (1) vs. Iowa. The 15-gamer was the fifth-longest hitting streak among Triple-A East batters in 2021.

Madris’ 26-game on-base streak began one day earlier than his hitting streak and extended through the final day of the season. From Aug. 27-Oct. 3, he hit .320 (32-for-100) with a .480 slugging percentage and .855 OPS. It was the longest on-base streak by an Indians batter since Adam Frazier reached base safely in 29 consecutive games from May 9-June 8, 2016.

Madris’ hitting streak is No. 3 of the Indians Top Performances of 2021 countdown. The No. 1 performance will be announced the week of Dec. 19.