Back again this week with the Top 3 hot and cold baseball players from around the major leagues. Take our advice and dominate your league!
Last 7 games: .400 Avg, 10 R, 4 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB
So I wasn’t a supporter of Mr. Bautista heading into the season. I still don’t think he’ll ever come close to last year’s home run totals again, but apparently he has found a way to remain a power hitter at this stage of his career. He won’t hit .400 for many stretches, but the power seems legit.
Last 7 games: .375 Avg, 6 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB
Martin was my call for a bounce back player this year and so far he has not disappointed. If you have managers in your league looking for a catcher, Martin’s value will probably never be higher. With the season’s wear on his legs, it’s almost impossible to expect his production to remain at this level.
Last 3 games: 2-0, 0.44 ERA, 0.54 WHIP, 24 K
As long as he can stay healthy there is no question that Johnson has ace quality stuff. He’s healthy now and his stats prove it. If you’re lucky enough to own him, enjoy it!
Last 7 games: .042Avg, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
If you aren’t fortunate enough to have one of the top-tier players at 2nd base on your team, Beckham is a great option. While he’s been cold lately, he’s proven himself on this level and you can expect his numbers to begin moving back toward the mean.
Last 7 games: .083 Avg, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
His first year in Philly was great, but his third year isn’t looking so hot. Ibanez is definitely looking old and tired at this point and it’s only April! While he probably won’t play this poorly all year, his best days are behind him.
Last 3 games: 0-3, 8.56 ERA, 2.27 WHIP, 14 K
Bedard came into the season with expectations rising, but unfortunately reality smacked him right in the face. Unless you are in the deepest of leagues there are better options out there right now until he can figure this thing out.
Check out the previous editions here: 4/18, 4/11