Fantasy Baseball Update 7/22/15: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
July 22, 2015
Wednesday means it’s time for our weekly Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. Let’s check out the numbers and see which well-known players are affecting our rosters for better or worse this week.
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Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners: Cano brought a pretty hot-swinging bat out of the All-Star break. After coming up empty in the first Yankees game, he hit in two of the next three, providing three runs, three homers and five RBI. He had three more hits, two runs and an RBI yesterday.
Cano has left something to be desired at points this season, but owners are obviously thrilled to see him hitting for power right now.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado Rockies: Tulowitzki has shown up in this space at least a few times this season. In his first three games coming out of the break, he logged five hits, two runs, two homers and three RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Tulowitzki has lived up to his high draft status this year, and no one is complaining about his fantasy output. He’ll get Cincinnati at home this weekend.
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve put Kershaw in the Hot category, and probably won’t be the last. He’s coming off an eight-inning win against the Nats, striking out a whopping 14 batters in that one.
Kershaw now has 17 innings in his last two starts (both wins), and hasn’t allowed an earned run (and 27 strikeouts as well). He’ll try to keep it going against the Mets tomorrow in New York.
Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox: Abreu had a bad series at home against Kansas City over the weekend. He logged just one hit in 15 at-bats, producing no runs or RBI. He went 1-for-5 yesterday, but did bag an RBI.
On the season, Abreu has done pretty well, so we’d imagine his slow start to the post All-Star games means he’s just getting his feet wet again.
Hanley Ramirez, SS/OF, Boston Red Sox: Heading into yesterday’s game, Ramirez hadn’t logged a hit since July 12. He was 0-14 in that stretch, providing no runs. He finally managed to bag a hit yesterday in a 1-for-4 effort.
Ramirez is still on pace for a career season in homers, so hopefully he’ll get back to his long-hitting ways soon.
Cole Hamels, SP, Philadelphia Phillies: Has Hamels officially checked out as a Phillie? He’s coming off a three-inning bomb against the Marlins, allowing five earned on eight hits.
Hamels has posted just 6.1 innings in his past two starts, allowing a whopping 14 earned in that frame. His trade value continues to tank, but he’s probably still on the move in the next few days.
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