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Top 10 Hitters By Position From Last Week (9/10 – 9/16)

The fantasy landscape can change drastically over the course of a week and especially with any league (especially deeper ones) it can be difficult to keep track of every performance worth noting.

We’ve done that work for you. Whether it’s hot bats to pick up or measuring the rising stock of players already owned, this is the rundown. Here’s a look at standouts over the past week by position.

 


 

Catcher

Name Team Pos Own G AVG R HR RBI SB
Salvador Perez KCR C 93% 5 .261 2 2 7 0
Spencer Kieboom WSN C 0% 3 .375 3 2 2 0
Francisco Arcia LAA C 1% 4 .300 2 2 4 0
Gary Sanchez NYY C 95% 6 .273 3 1 2 1
Yasmani Grandal LAD C 84% 7 .286 2 1 4 0
Willians Astudillo MIN C,3B 15% 5 .389 2 0 3 0
Tyler Flowers ATL C 4% 4 .250 1 1 5 0
Francisco Mejia SDP C 15% 5 .250 2 1 4 0
Robinson Chirinos TEX C 33% 4 .357 1 0 4 0
Wilson Ramos PHI C 88% 5 .417 1 0 3 0

 

Willians Astudillo – MIN – C,3B (15%)

If you have seen Astudillo it’s probably for his glorious sprint home that went viral, as well as his equally glorious quote, “I just wanted to show that chubby people also run.” He certainly did book it. But he is also doing other things, and at the catcher position, which makes it even more important. He is hitting .317 in 22 games with 6 home runs and only strikes out 3% of the time. He makes for an interesting add if you need someone that won’t suck the life and average out of your lineup at catcher spot.

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First Base

Name Team Pos Own G AVG R HR RBI SB
Whit Merrifield KCR 1B,2B,OF 91% 7 .310 10 1 5 5
Daniel Palka CHW 1B,OF 4% 5 .375 4 3 5 0
Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 96% 5 .375 5 2 5 0
Jurickson Profar TEX 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF 69% 6 .381 5 2 4 0
Matt Olson OAK 1B,OF 79% 6 .381 2 2 6 0
Jake Bauers TBR 1B,OF 7% 6 .278 2 2 6 1
Cody Bellinger LAD 1B,OF 97% 7 .261 4 1 6 1
Joey Gallo TEX 1B,3B,OF 85% 5 .294 4 2 5 0
Jay Bruce NYM 1B,OF 25% 6 .200 3 2 8 0
Joe Mauer MIN 1B 7% 6 .333 3 1 5 0

 

Daniel Palka – CWS – 1B,OF (4%)

Palka is a big dude. Palka is a strong dude. Palka also enjoys crushing baseballs. He’s got 26 dingers in just over 400 plate appearances this season. That’s not to say he is without his flaws, as he can’t field and also strikes out 1/3rd of the time. But he does have 8 home runs in September, and is putting the ball in the air more, an important factor that he has struggled with at times. If you need the power, runs and RBI, and don’t mind sacrificing the average, he can be a good add for you in most leagues.

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Second Base

Name Team Pos Own G AVG R HR RBI SB
Adalberto Mondesi KCR 2B,SS 54% 7 .419 5 2 7 5
Whit Merrifield KCR 1B,2B,OF 91% 7 .310 10 1 5 5
Jose Peraza CIN 2B,SS 78% 6 .360 5 2 3 3
Brock Holt BOS 2B,3B,SS,OF 2% 2 .400 2 2 7 1
Jurickson Profar TEX 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF 69% 6 .381 5 2 4 0
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 99% 5 .368 5 1 4 1
Jose Ramirez CLE 2B,3B 99% 5 .278 5 1 4 2
Charlie Culberson ATL 2B,3B,SS,OF 4% 5 .353 4 2 5 0
Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B,3B,SS 81% 7 .269 5 2 5 0
Joe Panik SFG 2B 5% 5 .467 4 0 0 2

 

Adalberto Mondesi – KC – 2B,SS (54%)

We have already been gushing about his potential for a while now, so read up in our hitter adds article if you want to know why.

 


 

Third Base

Brock Holt BOS 2B,3B,SS,OF 2% 2 .400 2 2 7 1
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 99% 7 .276 7 2 5 0
Jurickson Profar TEX 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF 69% 6 .381 5 2 4 0
Jose Ramirez CLE 2B,3B 99% 5 .278 5 1 4 2
Anthony Rendon WSN 3B 96% 7 .346 7 1 4 0
Charlie Culberson ATL 2B,3B,SS,OF 4% 5 .353 4 2 5 0
Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B,3B,SS 81% 7 .269 5 2 5 0
Joey Gallo TEX 1B,3B,OF 85% 5 .294 4 2 5 0
Manny Machado LAD 3B,SS 99% 7 .233 4 2 5 1
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 80% 6 .320 5 1 5 0

 


 

Shortstop

Name Team Pos Own G AVG R HR RBI SB
Adalberto Mondesi KCR 2B,SS 54% 7 .419 5 2 7 5
Didi Gregorius NYY SS 91% 6 .333 7 4 10 0
Jose Peraza CIN 2B,SS 78% 6 .360 5 2 3 3
Brock Holt BOS 2B,3B,SS,OF 2% 2 .400 2 2 7 1
Jurickson Profar TEX 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF 69% 6 .381 5 2 4 0
Charlie Culberson ATL 2B,3B,SS,OF 4% 5 .353 4 2 5 0
Amed Rosario NYM SS 38% 6 .296 5 2 5 0
Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B,3B,SS 81% 7 .269 5 2 5 0
Manny Machado LAD 3B,SS 99% 7 .233 4 2 5 1
Trevor Story COL SS 93% 7 .192 4 2 6 1

 

Amed Rosario – NYM – SS (38%)

Rosario has been a bit below league average offensively as a whole, sporting a 89 wRC+. There are signs of improvement, however. Signs of why he was a highly touted prospect at one point, and that he could be valuable again in the future. In the second half, he has 15 of his 21 stolen bases. He’s become much more efficient as well. In the first half, he was caught 5 times of 11 attempts, whereas he has been caught 5 times out of 20 attempts in the second half. He also is hitting .283 compared to a .246 first half, and his contact quality is up, increasing his line drives by 7%. He is not going to be a big power producer, at least at this point in his career, but he has been a good speed and average source for a couple months now.

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Outfield

Name Team Pos Own G AVG R HR RBI SB
Juan Soto WSN OF 84% 7 .393 8 4 8 3
Yasiel Puig LAD OF 73% 7 .429 7 5 9 1
Whit Merrifield KCR 1B,2B,OF 91% 7 .310 10 1 5 5
Justin Upton LAA OF 95% 7 .292 5 4 7 0
Marcell Ozuna STL OF 94% 7 .333 6 1 8 0
David Peralta ARI OF 84% 6 .333 4 2 6 1
Daniel Palka CHW 1B,OF 4% 5 .375 4 3 5 0
Alex Gordon KCR OF 9% 7 .308 3 0 7 3
Michael Conforto NYM OF 64% 7 .333 5 2 6 0
Aaron Altherr PHI OF 8% 3 .500 4 2 5 0

 

Michael Conforto – NYM – OF (64%)

Like his teammate, Rosario, Conforto has also had a much better performance in the second half. He has raised his average by batting .269 in the second half, and also as hit 16 home runs as well, 5 more than he had in 50 less at-bats the first half. It’s more understandable with Conforto because he was returning from that very odd shoulder injury this year. It seems possible that he may have come back before he was fully ready, or that he may have needed some time to adjust after the injury, and has now been more comfortable in his swing. Whatever the case may be, Mets fans are praying he stays healthy because he looks like the 30 home run slugger that they were hoping for.

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