The 2014 Boston Red Sox sit near the bottom of the barrel in most of Major League Baseball’s offensive stats categories, but one player — David Ortiz — is breaking out of that mold this season.

Despite his team’s struggles on offense, Big Papi is trucking along, crushing home runs. With his 30th homer of the season on the horizon, Ortiz would match his 2013 total, despite the fact the Red Sox are in a much different position than they were at this time last year.

NESN Nation’s Alison Smith has more about Papi’s offensive prowess in the video above.