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Fantasy Baseball Update 7/1/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not

The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week

July 1, 2015

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It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for us to check in on our weekly Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual lineup of notable names today, so let’s see who’s been affecting our lineups for better or worse this week.

Who’s Hot:

Fantasy Baseball Update 7/1/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not

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Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen has had a pretty good week, even shaking off an injury scare a few days back. Through the Braves series, he had a .389 average, four runs and a pair of RBI in his previous seven days. He bagged two hits, an RBI and a steal yesterday.
McCutchen has been pouring in the RBI since early May. It’d be nice to see a little more power, but we’re not complaining.

Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Goldschmidt put together a pretty impressive seven-day stretch this past week. Through the first game of the Dodgers series, he had five runs, seven RBI and three steals in that span. He had two more hits and an RBI yesterday.
Goldschmidt was a top pick in the fantasy draft this year, and he’s been absolutely tearing it up recently. He’ll get the Rockies this weekend.

Zack Greinke, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Greinke finally got that sixth win in his last appearance, logging 7.2 innings of no-earned, four-hit ball in Miami. It was his third straight start where he didn’t allow a run.
Greinke holds a 1.58 ERA and 0.91 WHIP this season so far. He’ll get the Mets this weekend.

Who’s Not:

Yasiel Puig, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: Puig fought through some injury this weekend, but hasn’t been able to do much since coming back. Heading into yesterday’s matchup, he had an 0-for-8 stretch going in his last four games. He did get two hits and a run in that one, though.
Puig hasn’t produced very well this season--and that’s putting it mildly. We’ll see if he can get it going in the second half.

Jose Reyes, SS, Toronto Blue Jays: There aren’t a lot of high-octane names at the SS position, which makes Reyes’ struggles all the more pertinent. Heading into yesterday’s game, he had just two hits and one run in his previous seven days. The good news is that he logged a homer in that one.
Reyes is in double-digits in steals now, but hasn’t been delivering much in any meaningful category. He’ll head to Detroit this weekend.

Jon Lester, SP, Chicago Cubs: Lester had a couple of solid outings to his credit before his last appearance, but blew that run against the Dodgers on four earned in four innings.
Lester is 0-4 in his last six starts and hasn’t recorded a victory since May 16. He’ll try again today against the Mets.

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