Fantasy Baseball Update 4/15/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
April 15, 2015
Now that we’ve waded into the 2015 MLB season, it’s time to start taking stock of the statistical trends that we’re seeing in the early-going. We fantasy owners have gotten mixed results from some of the top stars in the game, so let’s take a closer look at who’s affecting our lineups for better or worse in this week’s Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list.
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Miguel Cabrera, 1B/3B, Detroit Tigers: Cabrera has certainly made his fantasy owners happy in the early-going this season. Heading into yesterday, he had a four-game hit streak going, during which he produced 13 hits, six runs, two homers and seven RBI.
He kept it going with a 1-for-5 effort in Pittsburgh yesterday.
Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles: Jones also carried a four-game hit streak into yesterday’s action against the Yankees. In that span, he tossed up 10 hits, seven runs, three homers and seven RBI.
Jones logged a sac-fly and a solo homer in a two-RBI day against the Yankees yesterday.
Zack Greinke, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Greinke has pitched well so far, going for six innings on one earned and two hits in his first start. He kept it going against Arizona in his second appearance, with no earned on five hits through seven innings in a win.
Greinke draws the Rockies in a Saturday showdown for his third start of the year.
Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners: Cano has had a pretty rough week statistics-wise. Heading into yesterday’s game, he posted just one hit in his previous four games, logging two runs, no homers and no RBI in that span.
The good news is that Cano had a nice day at the plate yesterday, logging two hits, a homer and two RBI. He’ll be fine.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins: We’re not hitting the panic button on Stanton just yet, but our fingers were getting antsy there for a while. He carried an 0-for-12 streak into yesterday’s game against the Braves, a mini-slump that could also include the previous three contests, during which he accounted for just two hits.
Stanton finally broke out of his funk yesterday, putting up a sweet 3-for-3 outing with four RBI and two runs.
Madison Bumgarner, SP, San Francisco Giants: Bumgarner started out the season well, tossing for seven innings in a one-earned, six-hit win. Then he stunk it up against the Padres on five earned through three innings with 10 hits.
Bumgarner will get a chance to redeem himself tomorrow at home against the D-Backs.
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