Week four of the fantasy baseball season is here, and boy we have had some stellar fantasy performers through the first month of the season. Check out the latest edition of the hot streak report.
Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds
Bruce, like most power hitters, can swing a very streaky bat, and it comes as no surprise that he’s hit at least one homerun in four consecutive games. Bruce has launched seven homeruns through 21 games this season; those seven long balls rank second in the National League. The young power hitter has also driven in 17 runs ranking fifth in the National League.
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
It was just a matter of time before this guy got hot, and his RBI numbers are piling up by the day as we enter a new month. Encarnacion has hit eight homeruns on the season which ranks second in the American League, and he’s also driven in 20 runs which ranks third in the American League. Watch out A.L. East, this guy is out to crush opposing pitchers.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies
Gonzalez was in a major slump coming into last week, and he’s officially out of that slump. Over his last seven games he’s hitting an incredible .391 with four homeruns and 11 runs driven in. This guy needs to stay in fantasy lineups for the rest of the season because he won’t be slumping any time soon.
Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds
That massive contract Votto signed in the offseason suddenly looks like it was worth every cent with that week he had. Over his last seven games he’s hitting .333 with one homerun and seven runs driven in. We know that this guy can go on torrid streaks, and with Jay Brunce mashing as well, Votto has all the protection behind him in the lineup.
Josh Hamilton, OF, Texas Rangers
Hamilton had his best week of the season in week three, and it was unfortunate to see him sit out Monday with a sore back. But nevertheless, over his past seven games he’s hitting .409 with three bombs, and ten runs driven in. Can you say Triple Crown?
Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros
Not many people know about this little fellow on the Astros, but he’s a prime candidate to win a batting title one of these years. He’s hitting an astounding .481 over his last seven contests, and that number has been the rise of late.
Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals
Let’s face it; it’s hard to hit on a team where everybody is struggling, and that’s what Gordon was going through earlier in the season. He’s still hitting just .232 on the season, but Gordon is hitting .321 over his last seven games, a much improved average.
Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Well what do you know, Mr.Kemp makes another appearance on this weekly list. Kemp might have had the greatest in Aprill ever, and well deservingly. He’s launched 13 long balls while driving in 25 runs and he’s yet to drop below .400. Another Triple Crown candidate in the making…