Fantasy Baseball Update 5/25/16: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
May 25, 2016
It’s Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time once again for our weekly Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual crop of notable names for you this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers to see how the stars out there are playing.
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Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers: Cabrera has had his ups and downs this year already, but recently he’s been crushing. In the last week, he’s 12-for-21 with five homers, 10 RBI and seven runs.
That gives Cabrera 11 homers and 30 RBI this year, and there’s surely plenty more where those came from. He’ll head to Oakland this weekend.
Mookie Betts, OF, Boston Red Sox: Lately, Betts has been a good “bet” to keep your fantasy team at the top of your league. In the last week he has three homers, seven RBI, eight runs and a .400 BA.
Betts has nine homers with 34 RBI to his credit this year. He gets the Rockies today and tomorrow before heading to Toronto.
Noah Syndergaard, SP, New York Mets: Over his past two starts, Syndergaard has been untouchable. He’s got 14 innings of shutout ball in that span, with 21 strikeouts to his credit.
Syndergaard has a stellar 1.94 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP to his credit this year. His next start is this weekend against the Dodgers.
Chris Davis, 1B, Baltimore Orioles: No one ever accused Davis of being consistent. He’s on a down-turn lately, and has gone 0-for-9 in his last two games. In the last week he’s hitting .083 with one homer and two RBI.
Davis is hitting .229 this year, but does have 10 homers and 27 RBI. He’ll head to Houston today and Cleveland this weekend.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs: Let’s move on to another streaky first-baseman who is having trouble finding his swing. Rizzo has hit just .111 this past week with no runs, no homers and just one RBI.
On the year, that gives Rizzo a .239 BA with 11 homers. He’ll be at home against Philly this weekend.
Jon Lester, SP, Chicago Cubs: We don’t have to look far to find our “Not” pitcher this week. Lester lasted just 2.2 innings in his most recent start, getting rocked for five runs on six hits against the Giants.
Lester still holds a 2.68 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP on the hottest team in the league. He’ll be fine, and he’ll have a shot to redeem himself Friday against the Phillies.
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