Fantasy Baseball Update 6/10/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
June 10, 2015
It’s Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time once again to check out our weekly Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual collection of offenders ready for your perusal today, so let’s check out the stats and see who’s making a big impact on our lineups this week.
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Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs: Rizzo has been doing quite well this year, giving fantasy owners a lot to be thankful for. In the Washington series, he managed eight hits, four runs, two homers and four RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Rizzo has been a production machine as of late, and is now in double-digits in both homers and steals. He’s fantasy gold thus far.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado Rockies: Speaking of fantasy gold, Tulowitzki has been a consistent contributor recently at a pretty barren position. Heading into last night’s matchup, he had an eight-game hit streak to his credit with three homers, 11 RBI and five runs in his previous week. He had another hit yesterday.
As long as Tulowitzki stays healthy, he should continue making his owners happy in fantasy. He’ll head to Miami this weekend.
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: The top pitching prospect in the league has been showing his stuff lately. He’s got three straight wins under his belt, and is coming off an eight-inning shutout performance against the Cards, yielding only one hit.
Kershaw is now up to five wins on the season with a 3.36 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He’ll get a chance to improve on those numbers in the San Diego opener.
Mookie Betts, 2B/OF, Boston Red Sox: Betts hasn’t had the greatest run lately. Through the Oakland series, he had a .182 average with just two runs and two steals to his credit over the previous week. He went 0-for-3 yesterday.
Betts on the whole hasn’t lived up to his preseason promise, but it’s still early. The good news is that he’s in double-digits on swipes already.
Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals: We had to dig a little deeper than usual on this one, as Gordon is down the OF list a little ways. Still, heading into last night’s game he had a .100 average with no RBI, homers or runs in his previous seven days.
Gordon’s still getting on base, but not providing the steals many people thought he would. He’s been showing a bit of life lately, though (two hits in his past two games), so give him a chance.
Garrett Richards, SP, Los Angeles Angels: Richards doesn’t have a whole lot of competition among pitchers for “Not” list honors this week. His last start was horrendous; he lasted just 2/3 of an inning, allowing six earned on five hits against the Yankees.
On the whole, Richards has been pretty good this year, so this should count as a whale of an anomaly. He’ll get a chance to make it up tomorrow in Tampa Bay.
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