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Top 10 Position Hitters From Last Week (8/6/18-8/12/18)

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

 

1. Mike Zunino – SEA (49%)

.286 AVG, 5 R, 4 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (78 GP) .203 AVG, 27 R, 17 HR, 37 RBI, 0SB

 

2. Austin Hedges – SD (39%)

.444 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (57 GP) .262 AVG, 20 R, 9 HR, 25 RBI, 3 SB

 

3. Francisco Cervelli – PIT (47%)

.250 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (74 GP) .255 AVG, 32 R, 11 HR, 47 RBI, 1 SB

 

4. Yadier Molina – STL (91%)

.292 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (88 GP) .290 AVG, 42 R, 15 HR, 53 RBI, 4 SB

 

5. Austin Romine – NYY (11%)

.368 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (56 GP) .269 AVG, 23 R, 7 HR, 33 RBI,1 SB

 

6. Chris Iannetta – COL (19%)

.286 AVG, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (75 GP) .222 AVG, 23 R, 8 HR, 27 RBI, 0 SB

 

7. Francisco Arcia – LAA (4%)

.444 AVG, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (12 GP) .333 AVG, 6 R, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 1 SB

 

8. Yasmani Grandal – LAD (88%)

.133 AVG, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (100 GP) .250 AVG, 51 R, 20 HR, 58 RBI, 2 SB

 

9. Mitch Garver – MIN (5%)

.286 AVG, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (78 GP) .261 AVG, 25 R, 6 HR, 26 RBI, 0 SB

 

10. Michael Perez – TB (0%)

.308 AVG, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (11 GP) .353 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

 

Austin Hedges – SD (39%)
If you haven’t picked up Hedges by now and you are still struggling, in the catcher position, you have to make a move. Maybe you have Cervelli, for example, who has been doing well, but was held out of the game after being hit by a foul tip (yet again), and has concussion issues in his history. The power is solid, and especially if he can throw in a few more steals as he did last week, he will be valuable.

Roster in standard leagues

 

Francisco Arcia – LAA (4%)
Arcia has had a ton of success after waiting so long to make it to the majors. Granted, that means he doesn’t have a track record in the bigs to predict his offensive value more easily. He has never been a power hitter in his minor league career, but it’s very possible that he can at least help you in the average department. When it comes to catchers, if they have defensive value enough to stick around, they often have enough opportunity to learn how to hit better with time, such as it was with Molina and even Hedges (for now). A solid average in the catcher wasteland may be worth rostering in your league.

Roster in deeper leagues

 


First Base

 

1. Ryan Zimmerman -WAS (56%)

.458 AVG, 4 R, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (49 GP) .259 AVG, 17 R, 9 HR, 35 RBI, 0 SB

 

2. Jesus Aguilar – MIL (86%)

.350 AVG, 3 R, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (108 GP) .278 AVG, 57 R, 29 HR, 87 RBI, 0 SB

 

3. Cody Bellinger – LAD – 1B, OF (98%)

.500 AVG, 3 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (119 GP) .254 AVG, 66 R, 19 HR, 54 RBI, 9 SB

 

4. Trey Mancini – BAL – 1B, OF (31%)

.333 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (113 GP) .234 AVG, 51 R, 17 HR, 39 RBI, 0 SB

 

5. Matt Carpenter – STL – 1B, 2B, 3B (92%)

.241 AVG, 7 R, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (114 GP) .280 AVG, 81 R, 33 HR, 68 RBI, 1 SB

 

6. Joey Gallo – TEX – 1B, 3B, OF (87%)

.308 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (89 GP) .202 AVG, 64 R, 31 HR, 71 RBI, 3 SB

 

7. Ronald Guzman – TEX (3%)

.500 AVG, 5 R, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (89 GP) .246 AVG, 37 R, 13 HR, 47 RBI, 1 SB

 

8. Freddie Freeman – ATL – 1B, 3B (99%)

.353 AVG, 7 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (117 GP) .319 AVG, 73 R, 19 HR, 74 RBI, 1 SB

 

9. Josh Bell – PIT (45%)

.286 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (109 GP) .267 AVG, 58 R, 8 HR, 54 RBI, 0 SB

 

10. Tyler White – HOU (3%)

.286 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (27 GP) .274 AVG, 9 R, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB

 

Tyler White – HOU (3%)
There are not a lot of exciting new names this week on the list, but Tyler White is one that definitely deserves some attention. Already 27 years old, the prospect shine has worn off to a degree, but it would be a disservice to yourself if you forget he hit almost 30 home runs and batted close to .300 across Triple-A and the majors last year. He has some serious bat potential, and while he still hasn’t reached it yet, prospect growth is not linear, older rookies figuring it out is more and more common nowadays. Add that to the fact that he is on a potent offense dealing with injuries, and he has been stealing time away from Gattis at DH on occasion, and he makes for an intriguing deep league add.

Roster in deep leagues (keep and eye on in standard leagues)

 


Second Base

 

1. Willy Adames – TB – 2B, SS (15%)

.478 AVG, 6 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 SB

Season Stats: (46 GP) .253 AVG, 22 R, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB

 

2. Rougned Odor – TEX (84%)

.265 AVG, 5 R, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (91 GP) .271 AVG, 59 R, 14 HR, 45 RBI, 10 SB

 

3. Paul DeJong – STL – 2B, SS (54%)

.250 AVG, 5 R, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (74 GP) .244 AVG, 46 R, 13 HR, 36 RBI, 0 SB

 

4. Matt Carpenter – STL – 1B, 2B, 3B (92%)

.241 AVG, 7 R, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (114 GP) .280 AVG, 81 R, 33 HR, 68 RBI, 1 SB

 

5. Jason Kipnis – CLE – 2B, OF (30%)

.345 AVG, 6 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (110 GP) .226 AVG, 47 R, 11 HR, 49 RBI, 5 SB

 

6. Brian Dozier – LAD (97%)

.227 AVG, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (117 GP) .230 AVG, 70 R, 19 HR, 63 RBI, 10 SB

 

7. Eduardo Nunez – BOS – 2B, 3B, SS, OF (43%)

.269 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (101 GP) .261 AVG, 47 R, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 7 SB

 

8. Eduardo Escobar – ARI – 2B, 3B, SS (84%)

.261 AVG, 3 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (112 GP) .274 AVG, 53 R, 17 HR, 74 RBI, 1 SB

 

9. Neil Walker – NYY – 1B, 2B, 3B (5%)

.233 AVG, 4 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (81 GP) .222 AVG, 36 R, 6 HR, 30 RBI, 0 SB

 

10. Tim Beckham – BAL – 2B, 3B, SS (13%)

.208 AVG, 4 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (65 GP) .229 AVG, 29 R, 8 HR, 23 RBI, 1 SB

 

Paul DeJong – STL – 2B, SS (54%)
DeJong is a good player with a lot of pop at his position. In fact, he already has four home runs in August. He def has suffered setbacks in the average department, but regression was expected after an inflated BABIP last season. Bottom line is his hard hit rate and his fly ball rate is way up as of late, and that’s best for what DeJong does. #Dingers.

 

Willy Adames – TB – 2B, SS (15%)
Adames is forcing fantasy owners to look his direction after a week where he did just about everything. After homering off Sale to start his season, he struggled and was sent down to the minors, a couple times in fact. But since his most recent call-up he has shown real power, such as in his mammoth walk-off blast, and also has flashed his speed potential with 4 swipes last week. His season line is still lagging behind, but giving him time to adjust and weighing his most recent performances, you have to see a middle infielder with 15/15 or even 20/20 potential in the future, and that deserves a chance to play in most leagues.

Roster in standard leagues

 


Third Base

 

1. Miguel Andujar – NYY (74%)

.313 AVG, 9 R, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (108 GP) .294 AVG, 59 R, 18 HR, 58 RBI, 2 SB

 

2. Adrian Beltre – TEX (72%)

.219 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (86 GP) .278 AVG, 33 R, 7 HR, 41 RBI, 0 SB

 

3. Matt Carpenter – STL – 1B, 2B, 3B (92%)

.241 AVG, 7 R, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (114 GP) .280 AVG, 81 R, 33 HR, 68 RBI, 1 SB

 

4. Joey Gallo – TEX – 1B, 3B, OF (87%)

.308 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (89 GP) .202 AVG, 64 R, 31 HR, 71 RBI, 3 SB

 

5. Freddie Freeman – ATL – 1B, 3B (99%)

.353 AVG, 7 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (117 GP) .319 AVG, 73 R, 19 HR, 74 RBI, 1 SB

 

6. Eduardo Nunez – BOS – 2B, 3B, SS, OF (43%)

.269 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (101 GP) .261 AVG, 47 R, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 7 SB

 

7. Eduardo Escobar – ARI – 2B, 3B, SS (84%)

.261 AVG, 3 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (112 GP) .274 AVG, 53 R, 17 HR, 74 RBI, 1 SB

 

8. Neil Walker – NYY – 1B, 2B, 3B (5%)

.233 AVG, 4 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (81 GP) .222 AVG, 36 R, 6 HR, 30 RBI, 0 SB

 

9. Tim Beckham – BAL – 2B, 3B, SS (13%)

.208 AVG, 4 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (65 GP) .229 AVG, 29 R, 8 HR, 23 RBI, 1 SB

 

10. Brock Holt – BOS – 2B, 3B, SS, OF (2%)

.280 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (79 GP) .263 AVG, 26 R, 3 HR, 31 RBI, 6 SB

 

Tim Beckham – BAL – 2B, 3B, SS (13%)
Make no mistake, the Orioles are not going to be good this year, and possibly for years to come. However that does not mean that there is no talent to be found on the roster. If you think back to last season, Beckham had one of the best months in the league when he batted a whopping .394 in August with 6 homers. He can have monumental hot streaks, we know this. He also has flexibility all over the infield, and can be a valuable deep league add for the remainder of the season with potential for average, pop and a couple steals.

Roster in deeper leagues

 


Shortstop

 

1. Xander Bogaerts – BOS (98%)

.300 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB

Season Stats: (99 GP) .274 AVG, 56 R, 17 HR, 72 RBI, 5 SB

 

2. Francisco Lindor – CLE (99%)

.306 AVG, 6 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB

Season Stats: (118 GP) .293 AVG, 102 R, 29 HR, 74 RBI, 19 SB

 

3. Willy Adames – TB – 2B, SS (15%)

.478 AVG, 6 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 SB

Season Stats: (46 GP) .253 AVG, 22 R, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB

 

4. Freddy Galvis – SD (3%)

.261 AVG, 6 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (122 GP) .240 AVG, 45 R, 10 HR, 50 RBI, 6 SB

 

5. Paul DeJong – STL – 2B, SS (54%)

.250 AVG, 5 R, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (74 GP) .244 AVG, 46 R, 13 HR, 36 RBI, 0 SB

 

6. Didi Gregorius – NYY (93%)

.333 AVG, 6 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (113 GP) .269 AVG, 73 R, 21 HR, 60 RBI, 10 SB

 

7. Trea Turner – WAS (99%)

.300 AVG, 5 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (120 GP) .269 AVG, 73 R, 14 HR, 49 RBI, 32 SB

 

8. Marcus Semien – OAK – (44%)

.381 AVG, 7 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (117 GP) .265 AVG, 69 R, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 13 SB

 

9. Eduardo Nunez – BOS – 2B, 3B, SS, OF (43%)

.269 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (101 GP) .261 AVG, 47 R, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 7 SB

 

10. Eduardo Escobar – ARI – 2B, 3B, SS (84%)

.261 AVG, 3 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (112 GP) .274 AVG, 53 R, 17 HR, 74 RBI, 1 SB

 

Marcus Semien – OAK – (44%)
Shouldn’t everyone know about Semien by now? I’m not sure about you, but any player who has 15/20 potential with a solid average in the middle of the infield should be owned. Just look at Semien’s numbers in comparison to a stud like Xander :
Bogaerts – (99 GP) .274 AVG, 56 R, 17 HR, 72 RBI, 5 SB
Semien – (117 GP) .265 AVG, 69 R, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 13 SB
Sure you take a dip in some power and definitely in RBI. But you also get more than double the steals and a few extra runs with Semien. Considering the prices you absolutely have to pick him up, he deserves to be owned in way more than 44% of leagues and he’s a bargain that could help you improve in other areas if you can move some players around.

Roster in standard leagues

 


Outfield

 

1. J.D. Martinez – BOS (99%)

.464 AVG, 7 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 0 S

Season Stats: (114 GP) .333 AVG, 87 R, 37 HR, 104 RBI, 4 SB

 

2. Giancarlo Stanton – NYY (99%)

.267 AVG, 9 R, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (118 GP) .280 AVG, 78 R, 30 HR, 76 RBI, 4 SB

 

3. Mookie Betts – BOS (99%)

.448 AVG, 10 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (101 GP) .350 AVG, 99 R, 27 HR, 63 RBI, 24 SB

 

4. David Peralta – ARI (81%)

.419 AVG, 8 R, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (109 GP) .299 AVG, 59 R, 21 HR, 61 RBI, 2 SB

 

5. Jackie Bradley Jr. – BOS (25%)

.296 AVG, 8 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (107 GP) .218 AVG, 58 R, 11 HR, 47 RBI, 12 SB

 

6. Ronald Acuna Jr. – ATL (88%) 

.371 AVG, 11 R, 6 HR, 11 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (67 GP) .288 AVG, 49 R, 19 HR, 43 RBI, 8 SB

 

7. Justin Upton – LAA (97%)

.320 AVG, 6 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (118 GP) .267 AVG, 67 R, 26 HR, 73 RBI, 6 SB

 

8. Nick Markakis – ATL (89%)

.400 AVG, 7 R, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (118 GP) .324 AVG, 69 R, 14 HR, 76 RBI, 1 SB

 

9. Michael Brantley – CLE (87%)

.400 AVG, 7 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (107 GP) .300 AVG, 70 R, 13 HR, 63 RBI, 8 SB

 

10. Mitch Haniger – SEA (87%)

.452 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (118 GP) .279 AVG, 61 R, 19 HR, 78 RBI, 7 SB

  • No real surprises here, but a few things to point out :
  • All three Boston outfielders made it onto the list, with JBJ surging forward this week (but still hitting .218 on the year, so don’t rush out and pick him up just yet)
  • Acuna Jr. 8 home runs in 8 games. Yeah, he’s pretty good. Urena should get suspended for the season being a jealous and mediocre player.
  • David Peralta is underrated. Still.
  • Justin Upton is performing close to on par with Giancarlo Stanton. Surprised?

 

 

 

 

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