By SoE Staff
Time to scan the sports world for this week's Greatest Athlete on Earth.
The red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers have been bolstered in large part by nearly invincible closer Kenley Jansen. The 6-foot-5 right-hander saved two more games this week, upping his total to 17. Somewhat shockingly, he finally gave up his first walk of the season on Sunday, putting his strikeout-to-walk ratio at a robust -- and historic -- 52:1.
Perhaps more shocking in Dodger Stadium, this guy nearly dropped a baby to catch a foul ball.
Now on to our Top 5 …
5. K.J. Windham
This 12-year-old megged Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo during a one-on-one game as part of a basketball camp in Indianapolis.
4. Brady Singer
The Florida Gators hurler gave up one run in seven innings against Louisville on June 20, then tossed seven more innings -- allowing just three runs while striking out 12 (a championship series record) -- in the College World Series finals opener against LSU on Monday.
3. Cody Bellinger
Refusing to slow down, the Dodgers' 21-year-old National League MVP Award candidate earned NL Player of the Week honors with a .370/.400/1.037 slash line. He added five more home runs to his NL-leading total, second in MLB to fellow rookie Aaron Judge.
2. Jordan Spieth
Spieth took the Travelers Championship on the first playoff hole with an unbelievable chip shot out of the bunker. He shot 12-under during regulation before outlasting Daniel Berger in the playoff.
1. Corey Kluber
"Klubot" was automatic for the Cleveland Indians this week. He tossed a complete-game shutout June 19, then threw seven more innings with no earned runs and 13 strikeouts against the Twins on Saturday. Kluber has given up a total of five earned runs over his past five starts for a 1.29 ERA in June.