With so many players enjoying some impressive streaks, it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just these few. That being said, the streaks below are players who are simply performing on a whole different level than the rest of the league. Enjoy their success while you can, or sell high on them and get the most of their value while it lasts.
David Ortiz, 1B Boston Red Sox
It looks like Big Papi might just have something left in the tank after all, as he has started to rake in recent weeks. He hit four homers this week for 13 RBI’s and has started to remind some of the way he played in his prime. He may not be the player he once was, but there’s no reason not to ride his latest hot streak for as long as it continues.
Prince Fielder, 1B Milwaukee Brewers
With arguably the most ridiculous stat line for a week this year, Fielder went yard 6 times this week for a total of 3 home runs. He hit .500 on the week and had an unbelievable 2.143 OPS. Fielder is taking full advantage of his contract year and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Zach Greinke, SP Milwaukee Brewers
With wins in his last four starts; Greinke looks to have started to find his groove in the National League. He hasn’t allowed more than 3 runs in any of those starts and has amassed a total of 31 strikeouts over that same stretch, and has been a major factor behind the Brewer’s recent hot streak.
Matt Kemp, OF Los Angeles Dodgers
At some point it’s hard to call what Kemp’s been doing a hot streak, and easier to just accept that this is how he’s going to perform this year. With another 4 homers this week for a total of 8 RBI’s with a .400 batting average, Kemp just continues to keep on trucking along.
Paul Konerko, 1B Chicago White Sox
Age seems to have no effect on Konerko, as the 35-year old is again putting up big numbers in 2011. With 4 homers this past week on a .393 average and 1.290 OPS, Konerko has been lighting it up lately and looks primed to make his 5th All-Star game.
Tommy Hanson, SP Atlanta Braves
Hanson, who has quietly been having a pretty good season, has been absolutely lights out in his last several starts earning the victory in his last 3 while allowing just 3 runs over 19 innings of work. His last start saw him strike out a career-high 14 Houston Astros batters.
Cliff Lee, SP Philadelphia Phillies
Over his two starts this past week, Lee allowed just 1 run in 15 innings of work, striking out 17 and earning the win in both games. Though he had hit a bit of a rough patch, he looks to have turned things around, a bad sign for opposing national league teams.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS Colorado Rockies
Tulo went off this week to the tune of 13 RBI’s this week and 2 homers. He had hit the skids for a bit after his torrid start, but it appears as if he may be starting to pick things up once again.
John Danks, SP Chicago White Sox
Yep, you read that right- John Danks. After 12 winless starts, Danks has picked up wins in his last two starts, allowing just 2 runs over 15 innings.
Jose Reyes, SS New York Mets
Reyes has been on an absolute tear as of late. He hit two homeruns this week with a .414 batting average and has been a major spark plug for an otherwise anemic Mets’ offense.