As we cruise through the final week of August, with fantasy playoffs right around the corner for everyone, here is a quartet of players heating up (or in the case of Craig Kimbrel, staying red hot) and a trio that is cooling off. Adjust rosters accordingly.
Carlos Gonzalez – OF – COL
Mr. 2010 is back to his normal self and starting to heat up at the right time. Over the past 10 days, Carlos was 14-36 (.388) with 6 home runs, and 19 RBI’s. Look for CarGo to continue to surge forward into your fantasy playoffs.
Peter Bourjos – OF – LAA
Peter has been on fire over the past week. He batted 15-30 (.500) with 3 home runs, 6 RBI’s, and 2 stolen bases. He is a must add and has the speed to be a strong contributor for the rest of the season. Go pick him up.
Craig Kimbrel – RP – ATL
Craig just notched his 39th save and surpassed 100 K’s on the year. His ERA for the season stands at 1.72 and WHIP at 1.01 through 62 2/3 innings. Talk about a great year for the rookie.
Nick Hundley – C – SD
Since returning from the DL Nick was 16-31 (.516), with 4 double, 4 triples, 2 home runs and 5 RBI’s. Those in need of catching help need to had him right away. Please remember 7 of those 9 games were at home so don’t expect so many doubles and triples in the future.
Andre Eithier – OF – LAD
Over the past 15 days, Andre was 8-47 (.170) with zero home runs, 1 RBI, 7 BB’s, and 11 stirkeouts. He has been a disappointment this year only managing 10 home runs, 51 RBI’s, but with a .290 average. Look for him to rebound but don’t hesistant to pick up many of the other outfielders with a hot bat for the playoffs.
Yunel Escobar – SS – TOR
Yunel was 9-54 (.167) with zero home runs and zero RBI’s over the past 15 days. He most likely will bounce back but don’t hold your breath as there are other options out there.
Coco Crisp – OF – OAK
Over the past week, Coco was 4-25 (.160) with 2 RBI’s, and zero stolen bases. Coco is too inconsistent to be deployed in weekly lock leagues but could still provide some speeds in the playoffs. Those in need of speed, should look in the direction of Ben Revere, Eric Young Jr., or Peter Bourjos.