Fantasy Baseball Update 6/17/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
June 17, 2015
It’s Wednesday, which 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 crop of pretenders and offenders in store for you today, so let’s check out the numbers.
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Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks: It seems like we’ve put Goldschmidt on this list quite a bit this year, but he’s been earning it. Heading into the Angels finale, he had a five-game multi-hit streak that yielded five runs, two homers and six RBI. He came up empty last night, though.
Goldschmidt’s numbers this year have been nothing short of astounding, and he’s making his owners very, very happy.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B/3B, Detroit Tigers: Also putting up a good stretch this past week was Cabrera, who carried a four-game multi-hit streak into last night’s Reds game. In that stretch, he logged five runs, two homers and eight RBI. He posted another hit and an RBI last night.
It’s no surprise whatsoever to see Cabrera putting up stellar numbers. He’s been hitting very well this season and should continue to pour in the dividends as we continue the season.
David Price, SP, Detroit Tigers: Price is having quite a nice run lately. In his last appearance, he went the distance in a complete-game shutout, logging seven hits and eight strikeouts against the Indians for his second straight complete-game win.
Price hasn’t allowed more than two earned in a start since May 16. He’ll look to keep that string going in Cincinnati today.
Carlos Gomez, OF, Milwaukee Brewers: Gomez has had a good June so far, but in the last week he’s dropped off the map thanks to a leg/hip injury. In the seven days heading into the KC game last night, he had a 2-for-12 line with just one run to show for his efforts. He sat again last night due to the injury but should be okay by the end of the week, since an MRI showed no structural damage.
Gomez hasn’t been quite the home-run producing entity that his owners were hoping for. Maybe once he gets healthy he’ll get his stroke back.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs: Rizzo is usually on the other side of this list, but he hasn’t had the greatest week either. Heading into last night’s matchup against the Indians, he had an 0-for-14 stretch going. He whiffed in that one with an 0-for-3 effort.
A week or two ago, Rizzo was on a tear and not showing any signs of slowing. It appears he’s slowed and stopped altogether now. That said, don’t worry; he should get back into the swing soon.
Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners: It’s not often we get to put Hernandez in this spot, so we’re taking the opportunity now. He had the worst outing of his career against Houston in his last game, posting eight earned on five hits in just 1/3 of one inning.
That’s two of the last three starts that have gone sour for Hernandez now. He’ll need to post a solid game today against the Giants to regain his owners’ faith.
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