Fantasy Baseball Update 7/29/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
July 29, 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. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see which guys are affecting our rosters for better or worse over the past several days.
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Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Whenever Trout heats up, it’s really no surprise. The top fantasy pick had logged four runs, three homers, seven RBI and a steal in the week heading into last night’s matchup (which he sat due to a sore wrist).
Trout bagged a whopping eight hits in the Rangers series, getting his homers into the 30s over the weekend. There’s simply no stopping him.
Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros: Up until an 0-for-4 effort in the KC finale, Altuve had been absolutely on fire. Through that series, he’d bagged six runs, a homer, three RBI and two steals with a .417 average in his previous week. He had three hits and a whopping five RBI yesterday.
Altuve has been providing very nice across-the-board numbers at a thin fantasy position this season. He’s one of the best.
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: If you traded for Kershaw at a value after that 0-3 stretch late last month, pat yourself on the back. He’s now 3-0 in his last three games, with two complete-game shutouts in that span.
Kershaw has eight wins with a 2.51 ERA and 0.94 WHIP right now. He’s also sitting on 185 strikeouts, which is pretty darned impressive to say the least. He’s at home against Oakland today.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Toronto Blue Jays: The Rockies may have thought they got a little something extra for Tulowitzki in this week’s trade, given the fact that he was on an epic skid at the time of the deal. He was 0-20 in his previous five games.
Tulowitzki should be able to give Toronto some nice offensive firepower, provided he can get himself acclimated quickly. It shouldn’t take too long.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs: We’re normally pretty big backers of Rizzo here, but we’ll call him out when needed. He makes the Not list this week due to a 4-28 stretch heading into last night’s matchup against Tulo’s old team. He bagged three runs and no RBI in that span. He whiffed again yesterday.
Rizzo is playing well this season on the whole, as he’s firmly in double-digits in homers and steals, and has hit the 50-RBI mark already.
Carlos Carrasco, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: Carrasco bombed in his last start, going just four innings against the White Sox. He allowed six earned on seven hits in that one.
Carrasco has shown flashes of greatness this year, as evidenced by the 10 wins. That said, he’s also carrying a bloated 4.26 ERA. He’ll try to trim that down tomorrow in Oakland.
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