Fantasy Baseball Update 6/3/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
June 3, 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 lineup of the good, the bad and the ugly today, so let’s check out the notable names and see what they’ve meant for your roster this week.
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Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado Rockies: Tulowitzki has had himself quite a week. Heading into yesterday’s doubleheader, he had a .421 average with six runs, two homers and three RBI in the previous week. He went 1-for-5 in last night’s action.
There’s always the injury risk with Tulowitzki, but when he’s on, there aren’t too many better shortstops in fantasy.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen has had himself quite a week as well. Prior to yesterday’s game, he had logged a .435 average with four runs, five RBI and a stolen base in his week. He kept it going last night, falling just a homer shy of the cycle.
McCutchen has really elevated his game recently compared to the sluggish way he started the season. As always, he’s a top-tier fantasy prospect.
Chris Sale, SP, Chicago White Sox: Sale is coming off a very nice effort in Baltimore during his last start. He put up 7.2 innings in that one, allowing no earned on four hits while striking out 12.
That makes 22 strikeouts for Sale over his last two outings for 66 on the season. He’ll go for more today in Texas against the Rangers.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays: Encarnacion has hit something of a rough patch recently, tossing up a .048 average with no RBI or runs in the week. It was later revealed that he’s dealing with a hamstring injury and will probably be out until late this week.
Encarnacion was off to the races in the power categories a little while back, but has slowed significantly as of late. He’ll get back on the horse soon, though.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, Boston Red Sox: Sandoval has been sputtering in the production categories recently, logging a tepid .167 average in the week heading into yesterday’s doubleheader against the Twins. He had just one run to show for his efforts in that span. He went 0-for-2 yesterday.
Sandoval has battled with a knee injury in recent weeks, so that could explain his futility at the plate.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, Washington Nationals: Strasburg has had not only a bad week but a bad season all together. He had to come out of his last start after just one inning due to an injury, and before that he got lit up against the Phillies on five earned over 3.2 innings.
Strasburg is dealing with a trapezius strain, which is actually good news from an injury perspective. Whether or not he’ll be able to return to fantasy relevance again is another matter, though.
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