Fantasy Baseball Update 6/1/16: Who's Hot and Who's Not
The Streaking and Slumping Players in Fantasy This Week
June 1, 2016
Around these parts, Wednesday means it’s time for us to check out our weekly Who’s Hot and Who’s Not list in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of names for you today, so let’s see who’s been affecting our lineups for better or worse recently.
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George Springer, OF, Houston Astros: Let’s kick things off down in Houston and check out the dynamic Springer. He’s got a four-game hit streak going, logging 10 hits, five runs, a homer and five RBI in that frame.
Springer has 12 homers with 33 RBI on the year and is hitting a nice .288 thus far. He’s at home against the D-Backs for the next couple of days.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Speaking of the Diamondbacks, Goldschmidt makes our Hot list this week too. Over his six-game hit streak, he’s got four runs, two homers, seven RBI and a steal to his credit.
Goldschmidt has 10 homers with 33 RBI and a .269 average. He’s not quite been consistent this season, but we can’t argue with his recent numbers.
Matt Harvey, SP, New York Mets: Harvey ended a tough run of games this week, getting another win in seven innings against the White Sox. He allowed no runs in that one and struck out six.
Harvey had come into that game on a three-game losing streak and hadn’t won since May 8. He’ll throw next on Sunday in Miami to try and improve his 5.37 ERA.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers: Cabrera popped a solo homer yesterday, which was his first long-ball since hitting two on May 23. He has a hit in each of his last two games, giving him a 3-for-22 line over the past seven days.
On the year, Cabrera is hitting .304 with 12 homers and 32 RBI. He’ll be fine once he gets out of this little rut.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, New York Mets: It’s been a rough week for Cespedes, who is hitting just .045 (1-for-22) in the last week. In that span, he’s put up one run and one RBI.
Cespedes’ last multi-hit game came on May 24, which ended a nice run of games for him. He’ll finish up against the White Sox today before heading to Miami to try and get his stroke back.
Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners: Hernandez put up a very un-Felix-like performance in his last outing, giving up six runs in six innings in a loss against the Twins.
Hernandez had gone 3-1 in his prior five games before that. He’s still sitting on a 2.86 ERA this year and has the smarts to remain a top fantasy pitcher this year. Hernandez gets the Padres today.
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