Fantasy Baseball Update 8/10/13 Superstar Watch
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on the biggest stars in fantasy
August 10, 2013
Now that the weekend is here, we can all kick back and focus in on those fantasy baseball responsibilities we’ve been neglecting during the work week. Today we’re doing our usual Saturday check-in with some of the biggest stars in the game, so let’s visit with them and see what kind of a statistical week they’ve had.
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Even though he went 0-for-2 last night against the Indians, it’s been a great birthday week for Trout. He tallied an 8-for-16 line in the past seven days, including three homers, four RBI and three steals. Trout has been making good on his lofty season expectations this season, posting a .331 average, 70 RBI, 20 homers and 26 swipes.
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Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds: Votto cooled off a bit last month, but he’s back in the swing of things in August. Over the past seven days, he’s hitting .444 (8-for-18) with five runs and a triple. The only major knock on Votto this season is his lack of sustained power. He’s only got three homers since the beginning of July. That said, he’s still an elite fantasy name with a .325 average and 79 runs.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen has been on quite a tear this week (and the entire season, if you want to get technical). He hit .667 (10-for-15) over the past seven days, including two doubles, five RBI and three steals. McCutchen has been one of the most valuable across-the-board fantasy names out there this year, with his .314 average, 16 homers and 24 stolen bases.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins: Let’s switch to the other end of the spectrum with Stanton, who has had all sorts of difficulties recently. His seven day totals include an ugly .125 BA (3-for-24) and just one RBI. On the bright side, Stanton did have a three-game hit streak going before yesterday’s 0-fer, so maybe he’s getting himself together. We’ll just have to wait and see.
David Price, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Price is on a roll recently, though it’s not translating to the win column. He tossed another gem last night against the Dodgers, allowing seven hits and no earned runs in seven innings. That follows his last nine-inning outing, when he held the Giants scoreless (but still had to settle for a no-decision again). Price will try to keep it going at home against Seattle on Wednesday.
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