Fantasy Baseball Update 5/11/16: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
May 11, 2016
It’s Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time once again for another Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of names this morning, so let’s take a look at the stats and see who’s affecting our lineups.
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Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros: Altuve has been on quite a tear over the past week. Heading into yesterday’s game against the Indians, he had 10 hits, 10 runs, two homers and eight RBI to his credit in a seven-day span.
Altuve had another hit yesterday to push his average to .321 on the season. He’ll be heading to Boston tomorrow.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs: We could probably put most of the Cubs batting order in this space. Rizzo has been a fantasy owners dream this season, and he’s showing it with 10 hits, eight runs, two homers and three RBI for a .417 BA in a seven-day stretch heading into Tuesday evening.
Rizzo will be playing in a doubleheader today before the Pirates come to town this weekend.
Jake Arrieta, SP, Chicago Cubs: While we’re on the subject of the Cubs, let’s look at Arrieta. He’s been masterful this year, and has produced 12 innings with a 1.50 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over his last two starts.
Arrieta has a 1.13 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in 48 innings this year, good enough for a half-dozen wins. He’ll get the ball again on Saturday against the Pirates.
Chris Davis, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles: Davis’ owners knew what they were getting on draft day. He’s not known for his BA, but can hit homers with the best of them. That said, the seven days heading into last night’s Twins matchup were pretty bad for Davis, with just one hit in 21 tries.
The good news is that Davis went 3-for-5 last night to get his average up to .217. After leaving Minnesota, he’ll try to keep it going at home against the Tigers.
Miguel Sano, 3B/OF, Minnesota Twins: The Twins are having some issues of their own with Sano’s lines lately. Heading into last night’s game, he had two hits in his previous 19 tries for a .105 average.
Sano whiffed 0-for-4 last night, giving him one hit in his last 19 tries. After finishing up with Baltimore, he’ll hit the road to see if he can get it going in Cleveland.
Max Scherzer, SP, Washington Nationals: Scherzer started out May on a high note, but crashed back down to earth in his last start. Against the Cubs in that one, Scherzer logged four homers for seven runs in five innings, giving him a 12.60 ERA on the day.
Scherzer carries a 4.60 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP on the year. He’ll try again tonight against the Tigers.
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