Fantasy Baseball Update 6/11/14: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
June 11, 2014
We do it every Wednesday: It’s time once again for this week’s Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual lineup of notable players on both sides of the coin today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see what we can be expecting in the near future.
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Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks: It’s been a pretty good stretch of games for Goldschmidt, who hasn’t always been stellar this season. Heading into yesterday’s matchup, he had two homers and nine RBI in his previous week, batting .348 in that frame. He had two more runs, a solo homer and a steal yesterday to keep his hot streak going.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas Rangers: Over at the hot corner, we have a hot Adrian Beltre. In the week leading up to the Miami opener, he’d logged seven runs, three homers and nine RBI. His BA in those seven days was .464, which gives you an indication of how scorching he can get. Beltre had two more hits and a run in yesterday’s action.
Jordan Zimmerman, SP, Washington Nationals: Zimmerman has been downright stellar over his last two appearances. He’s coming off a complete-game shutout against the Padres, which gave him a total of no earned runs on seven hits in his last two appearances (17 total innings). He’ll try his luck against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday.
David Wright, 3B, New York Mets: We’re pretty big fans of Wright’s talents, so it’s a little odd to see him in the “Not” pile this week. His week leading into yesterday’s game featured just one hit and one run, a 1-for-19 stretch that averaged out to a .053 BA. He went 0-for-3 yesterday, but did score a run--not that that helps much.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves: While Freeman isn’t exactly hot, he’s not doing downright awful, either. He was hitting .192 heading into Colorado yesterday, with a homer and four runs in that frame. Still, he’s got to do better than 5-for-26 to earn his top-tier 1B fantasy billing. Freeman went 1-for-5 yesterday, but did snag two RBI, two runs and a homer, so he’s not doing as badly as he potentially could be.
John Lester, SP, Boston Red Sox: Our “Not” candidate on the mound today is Lester, who is coming off an ugly loss in Detroit. He posted five earned on 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings in that one, logging his third loss in the last five games. He’ll get the chance to redeem himself tomorrow at home against Cleveland.
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