Fantasy Stats: .393 BA, 30 R, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 2 SB (189 PA)
The beautiful thing about what Lonnie Chisenhall did this past Monday—and really, what he's done this month as a whole—is that it was so headline-grabbing that the formerly irrelevant fantasy option turned himself into a full-fledged name to know and player to own in all formats.
Monday, of course, was the day The Chiz Kid went bonkers with a 5-for-5 showing that included three homers and nine RBI, an effort that set all sorts of records.
In just 10 games over the first two weeks of June, Chisenhall is 18-for-38 (.474) with eight runs, four homers and 17 RBI. Wow, right?
When peddling Chisenhall, be sure to kindly offer up that this is a former top prospect who is still only 25 and appears to be coming into his own, thanks to a .393 batting average that is the best in baseball.
Of course, you'll want to leave out the part where his ridiculous .428 BABIP is the highest in MLB among hitters with at least 150 plate appearances. Or the part about how the lefty swinger still will be taking a seat against southpaws regularly, like he did Thursday against Boston's Jon Lester.
When a player is this hot, especially one who has next to no history of success, he's practically begging you to sell him high. Oblige.
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