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Fantasy Baseball Update 8/7/13

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Who's Hot and Who's Not

August 7, 2013

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It’s Wednesday, and around here that means just one thing: it’s time for our weekly Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list. We’ve got our usual mix of big-time fantasy names, both slumping and surging. Here’s a closer look at what we’ve seen recently, and what we can expect in the near future.

Who’s Hot:

Fantasy Baseball Update 8/7/13

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Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels: It seems like Trout could make this list every week; that’s the kind of year he’s having. He’s currently got a four-game hit streak going, during which he’s produced two homers, six runs and a steal. Trout has a .331 average, 19 homers and 24 steals on the year, making him one of the best all-around players in fantasy.

Justin Upton, OF, Atlanta Braves: Upton is about as hot as it gets right now. Over the last week, he’s carrying a .452 average with four homers, nine RBI and nine runs. He’s currently sitting on a streak of three straight multi-hit outings. Upton and the gang will head back home this weekend for a nice matchup against the Marlins, so things are looking up.

David Price, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Overall, Price has had a pretty disappointing year thus far, but he’s been showing some major signs of life lately. He went the full nine in his last outing, allowing just one earned and striking out five. Price had to settle for a no-decision, but remains 3-0 in his last four outings. He’ll throw again Friday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

Who’s Not:

Robinson Cano, 2B, New York Yankees: The Yankees just can’t seem to catch a break lately, Cano included. He’s hitting just .143 this week, with a trio of singles and two runs to his credit--he’s got goose-eggs in the other categories. That said, Cano has hit in both of his last two games, so maybe he’s getting a streak started. The Tigers come to town this weekend.

Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins: Stanton is having a bad week, but lately that’s nothing new. He’s got just two hits in his last seven games, and an ugly .091 (2-for-22) average this past week. Stanton’s average is currently .244 on the year, but his penchant for hot-and-cold play could send that upward at any time.

C.C. Sabathia, SP, New York Yankees: It’s now officially been over a month since Sabathia’s last win. (That one came on July 3 against the Twins.) He’s been downright ugly between then and now, including an 11-hit, five earned line in his last outing. Sabathia is now 0-4 in his last five starts and hasn’t allowed less than three earned in that span. That said, if there’s any team he can turn it around on, it’s the White Sox tonight.

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