Fantasy Baseball Update 5/27/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
May 27, 2015
It’s Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time once again for our weekly Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual collection of notable names this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the stats and see how everyone’s been doing.
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Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Goldschmidt’s a top-tier fantasy player, and he’s been showing that off this week. Heading into yesterday’s game, he had a nice six-game run going, with nine hits, four runs, two homers and six RBI in that frame.
Goldschmidt couldn’t keep it going yesterday, though. He whiffed at the plate.
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Trout’s had a couple of ups and downs so far this season, but on the whole has been very reliable for fantasy owners. Heading into yesterday’s action, he had a seven-game hit streak going that yielded six runs, a homer and four RBI.
Trout did come up empty yesterday, however, with an 0-for-4 outing.
Gerrit Cole, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Cole logged a great outing in his last appearance, providing the Pirates with 8.1 innings of shutout ball on six hits, leading to his sixth win of the year against the Mets.
Cole has a solid 2.05 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season. He’ll take the hill today against the Marlins.
Jose Bautista, 1B/OF, Toronto Blue Jays: It’s been a rough stretch for Baustista. In the week heading into yesterday’s action, he had just one hit, a .067 average, two runs and two RBI. He’s also dealing with a shoulder injury that’s kept him out of action in the early-going.
The good news for Bautista is that he got back in the game yesterday and promptly went 3-for-4 with five RBI. Yeah, he’ll be fine.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, Detroit Tigers: Kinsler hasn’t fared very well this week, either. In the week heading into yesterday’s matchup, he had just a .074 average with two runs, one RBI and one steal.
Kinsler sat yesterday’s game, getting his first day off this season.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, Washington Nationals: It’s pretty safe to say that Strasburg is no longer the lockdown fantasy option he once was. In his last appearance, the Phillies rocked him for five earned on seven hits in just 3.2 innings.
Strasburg holds a bloated 6.50 ERA so far this year. He’ll get another chance to try and get it going in Cincinnati this week.
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