In week six, we witnessed one of the most dominating weeks in baseball history. I’ll let you figure out who that player is, but enjoy this week’s edition of the hot streak report.
Josh Hamilton, OF, Texas Rangers
Over the past week, Josh Hamilton has hit nine dingers. Is there really anything else I can say? If the the season ended today, Hamilton would win the triple crown. Hamilton is also on pace to break Barry Bond’s all time single season homerun record of 73. I could go on for days, but in a nutshell- this guy is on fire.
Carlos Beltran, OF, St.Louis Cardinals
As each day passes, Carlos Beltran is looking like a steal for the Cardinals who signed him for two years with an annual salary of $13 million during the winter. The veteran is leading the National League in homeruns with 13 and runs batted in with 32, and yes, I did not forget about Matt Kemp. Maybe the loss of King Albert won’t be so hard after all.
Brandon Inge, 3B, Oakland Athletics
Brandon Inge is just a guy you want to cheer for. After getting released by the Tigers a couple weeks ago, the Athletics took a flyer on him, and suddenly Billy Beane looks like a genius once again. In 11 games in an A’s uniform, Inge has batted in 17 runs to go along with four homeruns, two of them being grand slams. Obviously he isn’t going to keep this up, but he’s worth a look in deeper leagues.
Allen Craig, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
Craig has shown some pretty good power since his return from a knee injury. Over his last seven games Craig has hit five homeruns and 12 runs batted for the Cards. Craig is definitely worth a look in all leagues.
Joey Votto, 1B, Cinncniati Reds
Votto had a historical performance on Sunday afternoon. He hit three homeruns and one of them was a walk off grandslam. Those were his only big flys in week seven, but he drove in 18 and batted a spectacular .400.
Nelson Cruz, OF, Texas Rangers
The Rangers have just been waiting for Cruz to get hot, and it looks like he did just that in week seven. Cruz hit just one homerun, but hit .500 to go along with seven runs batted in. Once this guy gets hot he goes on these torrid streaks,so take that for what it’s worth.
Mark Trumbo, 3B, Los Angles Angels
Trumbo had a great weekend in Texas, and a great week overall. He hit three dingers and drove in six, while Albert Pujols did nothing. Hmmmm…..
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins
Stanton is just like Cruz. If he gets a big hit he goes on streaks that last for days. Stanton got that big hit on Sunday, a walk off grandslam, his second homerun of the week. Watch out National League.