Fantasy Baseball Update 5/13/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
May 13, 2015
We’ve officially reached the middle of the week, and around here that means it’s time for us to check in on who’s hot and who’s not in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual list of well-known subjects today, so let’s see who’s affecting our lineups for better or worse this week.
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Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs: As a lower-first-round pick in fantasy this year, Rizzo is being counted on to deliver in a lot of leagues. He’s been doing just that recently, posting a .367 average with three homers, seven runs and five RBI in the week heading into last night’s action. He posted another hit in that one.
Rizzo will be one of the cornerstones of the Cubs’ resurgence, and should be a foundation of your fantasy roster as well.
Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners: Though he whiffed at the plate in the Oakland finale (but still posted an RBI), Cano makes this week’s list due to his previous four games before that. He logged eight hits and three runs in that span. He logged a hit and an RBI yesterday.
It’s no surprise to see Cano on a hot streak, so get used to seeing his name in this space.
Zack Greinke, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: After a blown save, Greinke had to settle for a no-decision in his most recent start. He posted seven clean innings of one-earned ball on six hits, very nearly getting his sixth win in a row.
Greinke will get the Rockies at home this weekend to try to get to that half-dozen win mark.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B/3B, Detroit Tigers: It’s not often we see Cabrera on the Not list, but he’s had a pretty crummy week. Heading into play yesterday, he had just three hits in his previous six games, with two RBI and three runs in that span. He whiffed in yesterday’s game, too.
On the whole, Cabrera has been doing well this year, so we’re not too worried just yet.
Hanley Ramirez, SS/OF, Boston Red Sox: Ramirez hasn’t been doing much since he returned from injury, posting just one hit in 12 tries through his first three games after recovering from his shoulder issue. He went 0-for-3 yesterday as well.
Ramirez, like Cabrera, has held up well this year in the stats department, so we’re not concerned with him, either--as long as he’s healthy.
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: It’s not often we get to put Kershaw in the Not category, but he deserves it after a rough outing in Colorado. He gave up five earned on eight hits through 5 2/3 in that one, pushing his season-long ERA up to 4.26.
Kershaw will get the Rockies again in his next start (this time at home) and will try to make amends.
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