Fantasy Baseball: Hot Players, 5/20/14
Dallas Keuchel: SP, Houston Astros ($7,700)
This past week: 2 starts 17.2 IP 2 w 15 k 1.02 ERA 0.74 WHIP
Dallas Keuchel has been as hot as anyone as of late, picking up wins in his last two starts, and ending up one out shy of pitching back to back complete games. The lefty is setting himself up to boast career highs in both strikeouts (123 last year) and innings pitched (153.2 last year). It will be interesting to see if he hits a wall later in the season, but right now, there’s no one hotter.
David Murphy: OF, Cleveland Indians ($3,000)
This past week: H/AB: 12/23 R:4 HR: 1 RBI: 6 SB:1 AVG: .522
David Murphy has had himself a week. The Indians outfielder managed to collect three multi-hit games, including a five-hit performance against Toronto on May 14th. Also, he now has 25 RBIs, which puts him on pace to shatter last year’s RBI total of 45.
Brandon Moss: 1B, Oakland Athletics ($4,300)
This past week: H/AB: 9/18 R: 8 HR: 3 RBI: 11 AVG: .500
Brandon Moss has been doing a little bit of everything recently. The A’s slugger spent the last week smacking 3 homers and racking up 11 RBIs, 5 in one game against the White Sox on May 13th. Right now, it seems like if you don’t get him out, he’ll either walk or club an extra-base hit off of you.
Brian Dozier: 2B, Minnesota Twins ($4,200)
This past week: H/AB: 9/24 R:6 HR: 2 RBI: 8 AVG: .375
Brian Dozier has come into his own, and the Twins have to be thrilled. Although he is only hitting .257 on the season, he has had a torrid week, batting .375, hitting his tenth and eleventh home runs, and driving in eight. That brings his homer and RBI total on the season to 11/25, which is fantastic production out of the second base position.
Josh Donaldson: 3B, Oakland Athletics ($4,500)
This past week: H/AB: 7/14 R: 8 HR: 2 RBI: 8 AVG: .500
Brandon Moss isn’t the only Oakland A that has been hot. Josh Donaldson has been getting on base (.362 OBP this season) and driving in runs (35), at an impressive rate. This past week, Donaldson drove in eight runs, and currently joins Brandon Moss as one of the top ten RBI producers in the Major Leagues.