Week six of the fantasy baseball season is on the horizon, and guess what? Albert Pujols finally hit his first homerun. Old and young, we have seen some pretty great performances through the first month, and these guys are mashing the ball. Enjoy my week six hot streak report.
Mike Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins
All it takes to get Stanton going to put him in two parks that are known as pitchers parks. Those two parks were At&t Park and Petco Park, and he has hit a total of four homeruns over his past seven games. Once this guy gets going he usually keeps it going, so watch out N.L. East.
Chipper Jones, 3B, Atlanta Braves
The old man still has it. Over his last seven games he’s hitting .367 with two homeruns and he’s also driven in a total of eleven runs to add to his season total of 21. Let’s remember that he can still hit, and this hot streak might keep up for awhile.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies
Cargo started the season extrememly slugglish, but ever since the second week he has been mashing the ball. Over his last seven games Cargo is hitting an incredible .425 with four homeruns and ten runs driven in. Oh and playing in that ballpark helps too.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland Indians
You wouldn’t expect the little man to have much power, but Kipnis has hit two homeruns over his last seven games and that adds to his season total of five. Over that seven game stretch, Kipnis is hitting .423 with two stolen bases as well.
Hunter Pence, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
There is a lot of pressure on Pence to perform out of the cleanup spot in a depleted Phillies lineup, and I think he’s finally coming around the corner. With Ryan Howard and Chase Utley out, Pence has hit three homeruns and has driven in nine over his last seven games. We know this guy will get his stats, it was just a matter of when he started to get them.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves
Freeman put his power stroke on full display in the mile high city over the weekend. He hit two homeruns and drove in seven, and that’s just in Colorado. On the season, Freeman is driving in runs like crazy with 26, and he’s hit six long balls. With Pujols and Fielder out of the N.L., Freeman could emerge as an elite first basemen.
Mark Reynolds, 3B, Baltimore Orioles
Did you really think that Reynolds was going to allow Wilson Betemit or Miguel Tejada to steal his job? All it takes is one homerun to get this guy going, and he got that one homerun in Boston. The next day he hit another homerun, so can you expect at least 35 this year? I think so.
J.J. Hardy, SS, Baltimore Orioles
Hardy is another Oriole who’s been hitting the long ball of late. Hardy, like Reynolds, got off to a very slow start, but after a two homerun weekend in Boston, things look a lot better for Hardy and his owners.