Here are the guys that have been tearing it up lately in the world of fantasy baseball. Make sure to get them in your lineups ASAP and ride their hot streaks for as long as they last.
Albert Pujols, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals
With walkoff home runs on back to back days, concerns about Pujols’ slow start should quickly dissipate. He had five total homeruns this week that helped him collect 10 RBI’s and he even managed to swipe 2 stolen bases along the way.
Yovanni Gallardo, SP, Milwaukee Brewers
After stumbling a bit to begin the season, Gallardo has been on a tear. He has earned the win in his last 6 starts, not giving up more than 2 runs in any of those appearances. He now sits at 8-2 overall with a 3.72 ERA.
Matt Joyce, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
Joyce is starting to prove that his hot streak that began earlier this year was no fluke. He hit two more homers this week and drove in 5 runs. He now has 10 bombs on the year and boasts a .350 batting average.
Heath Bell, CL, San Diego Padres
With 4 saves this week, its safe to say Bell is on a heater. He has a flawless record through his last 7 save opportunities and his ERA is now down to just 1.80.
Justin Smoak, 1B, Seattle Mariners
While his batting average has stayed steady around .250, Smoak’s power numbers have begun to take off with 3 home runs this past week. Look for the highly heralded prospect’s numbers to only get better from this point on.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Boston Red Sox
Gonzalez now leads the majors in RBI’s with 50 after hitting 3 homers this week. After many began to question his effectiveness early this season he has rebounded at an impressive rate, and looks primed for a monster year.
Michael Bourn, OF, Houston Astros
While not much of a power threat, Bourn more than makes up for it in the speed department. Bourn swiped five bags this week and is in the middle of a 7 game hitting streak.
Gaby Sanchez, 1B Florida Marlins
Sanchez has been impressive for the Marlins this year, and has nothing to diminish that as of late. With 3 home runs this week, he now has 10 on the year to go alongside a solid .321 batting average.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers
Yet another first baseman who has been preforming well as of late, Cabrera tore the cover off the ball this week, hitting 4 home runs and driving in 7 RBI’s.
Kelly Johnson, 2B, Arizona Diamondbacks
Johnson is hitting just .218, but has been making the most of his hits lately, with 4 homers this past week.
Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Kemp just refuses to slow down, with another four homeruns this week that helped him tally a ridiculous 13 RBI’s.