As we get ready for the MLB All-Star festivities:
Chris Davis is on pace for 70 HR and 190 RBI. Those numbers would put him in 2nd in both categories. He would tie McGuire's 1998 home run total and be one HR behind Bonds. He would be one RBI short of the all-time record set by Cubs outfielder Hack Wilson in 1930 (191).
Miguel Cabrera is on pace for 60 HR, 176 RBI and 262 hits. The home run record for a player not named Bonds, Sosa or McGuire belongs to Roger Maris at 61. That would put him tied for 8th all time with Babe Ruth. He would ALSO tie Ichiro for the all time hit record (set in 2004).
At 21 years old, Orioles 3B Manny Machado is on pace (and has some breathing room) to break the single season doubles record. Red Sox OF "Spider" Earl Webb holds the record. He set it with 67 in 1931. Machado is on pace for 78 doubles.
pitchers have over 100 K and two have 99. Yu Darvish leads the way. He is on pace for 314 K.
Matt Harvey is right behind him at 294.
I don't think we will see any pitching records any time soon, but that is a given. As we know, the 5 man rotation killed that dream. Even if Darvish stays on pace, he would finish tied for 43rd with Cubs pitcher Bill Hutchinson (set in 1892).
The record is held by Baltimore pitcher Matt Kilroy at 513 K (set in 1886). Nolan Ryan holds the modern day record at 383 (set in 1973 with the California Angels).