For those of you in the semifinals or finals of your fantasy baseball leagues, here are six names to know, three for their positive recent play and three others who are struggling.
Dexter Fowler – OF – COL
Dexter was 18-57 (.316) over the past 15 days six doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs, 7 RBI’s, and 2 stolen bases. He’s been a on tear since returning and will continue to lead off for the Rockies. He’s trying to earn his starting spot for next year so continue to deploy in your fantasy playoffs.
Ian Kinsler – 2B – TEX
Ian has raised his average back up to .250 over the past having gone 15-52 (.288) with 7 home runs, 12 RBI’s, and 2 stolen bases. He’s turned out a pretty nice year with 28 home runs, 23 stolen bases, 71 RBI’s, and 107 runs scored. Aside from his average dip this year he’s been a strong contributor. Just remember when drafting next year, he’s had the most home runs among 2nd basemen this year only 2nd to Dan Uggla.
Eric Hosmer – 1B – KC
Eric was 22-58 (.379) with 5 home runs, 14 RBI’s, and 3 stolen bases over the past two weeks. His season average sits at .287 with 17 home runs and 10 stolen bases. He’s made great progress this year. Look for him to make larger strides next year.
Brandon Allen – 1B/OF
Brandon was hitting a lot of home runs since he was recalled with the Athletics. However, over the past 15 days he was 6-51 (.118) with 1 home run, 4 RBI’s, 1 stolen base and 24 strikeouts. He has a bright future but shouldn’t be used for your fantasy playoffs unless you want your average to suffer.
Casey McGehee – 3B – MIL
Casey was 8-42 (.190) with two home runs, 5 RBI’s and 11 strikeouts over the past two weeks. Don’t count on Casey in playoffs as he’s spliting time with the recently recalled Taylor Green, striking out too much, grounding out too much and a dismal .235 average on the year. Pitchers have figured him out and MeGehee is too stuck in his wide stance to figure things out. Look elsewhere for help.
Mike Carp – 1B/OF/DH – SEA
Mike was 10-35 (.208) with 2 home runs, 6 RBI’s, and 15 strikeouts over the past 15 days. He has hit well against southpaws this year but don’t hold your breathe with him when playing for the Mariners who obivously out of contention.