Dan Uggla, 2B Atlanta Braves
Uggla’s hitting streak finally came to end, but in the fantasy scheme of things, that’s meaningless. Uggla has finally busted out of his slump and has been arguably the most consistent player in fantasy baseball over the past several weeks.
Jose Constanza, OF Atlanta Braves
No- not George- Jose, and if you haven’t heard of him yet it’s time to wake up. The unheralded speedster for the Braves has taken the NL by storm, hitting .441 since his callup and swiping bags and scoring runs like a madman. The best part is he’s probably still available in your league, so grab him and ride his hot streak for as long as it lasts.
Jason Kipinis, 2B Cleveland Indians
Kipinis is another youngster who is simply playing out of his mind right now. He has 4 homers and 8 RBI’s over his last 10 games.
Jay Bruce, OF Cincinatti Reds
Bruce had been in a bit of a lull, but what he did last week was utterly ridiculous. He capped off one of the best single week performances of the season with 5 homers for 15 RBI’s and a .440 average.
Tim Lincecum, SP San Francisco Giants
Big time Timmy Jim’s win-loss record may not look stunning, but don’t let that fool you, he has been much better than his 10-9 record this year. He garnered the win in his last two starts while giving up just 1 earned run in 15 innings with 15 strikeouts.
David Ortiz, DH Boston Red Sox
Big Papi clearly still has it, as he showed this week with a .500 batting average that amounted to 3 homers and 7 RBI’s.
Curtis Granderson, OF New York Yankees
Granderson has always been a solid player, but not even the most obnoxious of Yankee fans could have envisioned this kind of a year from him. He keeps on chugging along at a ridiculous pace, crushing another 5 homers this week on a .300 batting average.
Justin Verlander, SP Detroit Tigers
Arguably the best pitcher in all of baseball this year, Verlander has now notched a win in his last 5 starts and has totaled 196 strikeouts on the year.
Justin Upton, OF Arizona Diamondbacks
Upton struggled a bit coming out of the All-Star Break, but has since turned it back into high gear, crushing 3 homers and 7 RBI’s for a .481 average this week with 2 stolen bases to go along.
J.J. Hardy, SS Baltimore Orioles
The Orioles have to be loving the extension they just signed Hardy to right now, as he went off this week for 4 homers, 10 RBI’s, and a .323 average.