Riding hot streaks from unlikely players is a good way to turn around your fantasy team’s season.
So, I took a look at some stats for the past two weeks and found some hitters who have quietly been putting up big fantasy stats.
Here are five players, owned in less than 40% of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, who can help out your team for a while.
- Cameron Maybin, OF, San Diego Padres (37% owned) – Maybin has been absolutely tearing up the league for the past two weeks. He’s hitting .422 and has 10 stolen bases. He’s also hit a home run and driven in six runs. He’s raking right now, and if you need an outfielder for the next week or two, Maybin should be your first choice.
- Hideki Matsui, OF, Oakland A’s (8%) – Matsui’s getting old, but he’s been proving he can still hit the ball lately. In the past 14 days, he’s hitting .469 with two home runs and 11 RBI. Not bad for a hitter who was widely considered “washed-up”. Ride his hot streak while you still can.
- Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays (19%) – The Blue Jays are finally getting some production from the third base spot. In the last couple weeks, Encarnacion is hitting .297 with a homer and six RBI. He’s also scored 11 times and swiped three bases. Considering the way he started the season, this hot streak has been a huge boost for the Jays.
- Brendan Ryan, SS, Seattle Mariners (3%) – Ryan isn’t known as a power hitter, but he’s mashed two home runs (including a grand slam) in the past couple weeks while hitting .350. The Mariners haven’t won a single game in that time span, but hey, at least Ryan is playing well.
- Michael Martinez, 2B/SS/3B/OF, Philadelphia Phillies (10%) – Martinez is proving himself to be a versatile young player for the Phillies. And, he’s making great strides at the plate. He’s shown a penchant for driving in runs with 11 RBI in the past two weeks. He also has decent speed, with three stolen bases during that time span. As the Phillies continue to battle injuries, Martinez will continue to be a valuable bench player for your fantasy team.