Fantasy Baseball Update 6/24/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
June 24, 2015
It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time once again for this week’s Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual crop of suspects in store for you today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see what some of the well-known names out there have been doing for our lineups.
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Mookie Betts, 2B/OF, Boston Red Sox: Few people could have predicted the success of Betts thus far. Through the Royals series, he was hitting a scorching .556 with eight runs, two homers and six RBI in his previous week. He had a hit and a run yesterday.
Betts has been a multi-hit machine lately, and he’s really pumping up his average in line with his impressive steals and RBI totals.
Jason Heyward, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Heyward had a great series against the Phillies. In that one, he put up eight hits with three RBI, a homer and three runs. He hit a solo homer yesterday.
Heyward has been on quite an impressive run over the past couple of weeks. We’ll see if he can keep it going in Miami and back at home against the Cubs this weekend.
Max Scherzer, SP, Washington Nationals: No pitcher is hotter than Scherzer right now, as he’s coming off a no-hitter (and near-perfect game) against the Pirates.
That awesome outing was Scherzer’s second consecutive complete game shutout, which marks a great turnaround after a pair of stinker outings. He’ll be in Philadelphia on Friday.
Justin Upton, OF, San Diego Padres: It’s been a rough week for Upton. Through the Arizona series, he’d logged just three hits in 20 chances (.150) with two RBI and two runs. He did get a hit in a 1-for-5 performance yesterday.
On the year, Upton’s been doing pretty well, so this seems to be just a downturn for him. He should get it back as the team finishes up their road trip this week.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, Detroit Tigers: Kinsler had a rough series against the Yankees this weekend. He logged just one hit in 11 at-bats in that one, which was pretty much par for the course, as he’d posted just two hits in the Cincinnati games.
Kinsler has had his ups and downs this season, but started out the Indians series strong. In like manner, he came up empty in the second game.
Francisco Liriano, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: On the other side of Max Scherzer’s gem on Saturday was Liriano. He logged 5.2 innings of work, allowing five earned on seven hits.
Liriano is 1-2 in his last three appearances, allowing a combined eight earned on 12 hits in his losses. He’ll get a chance to redeem himself Friday against the Braves.
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