Fantasy Baseball: Hot Streak Report (May 18)

Jay BrennanCorrespondent IMay 19, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 26:  Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Joe Mauer #7 during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angels Stadium on July 26, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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This past week we saw some struggling hitters find their swing at the plate, bringing hope to their towns. The Minnesota wrecking crew was on fire with Morneau and Mauer blasting the baseball.

The following sluggers provided your fantasy teams with outstanding production.

1) 1B Justin Morneau, Min

The Canadian homerun machine was 12-for-22 with a .545 AVG and had four bombs this past week. He sent eight of his teammates across the plate with his swing along with four walks. Justin Morneau already has 11 homeruns and 29 RBI's this season.

2) C Miguel Olivo, Col

The Colorado catcher was 10 for 18, including three homeruns, drove in seven teammates, and finished last week with a .556 AVG. Miguel Olivo is likely driving fantasy owners crazy. He is hot one week and cold the next. His season evens out at a .283 AVG and eight homeruns.

3) DH David Ortiz, Bos

It would appear that “Big Papi” has found his swing. Ortiz had a great week with an outstanding four homeruns and a .429 AVG. He drove in seven runs and touched the dish four times himself this past week. His recent hot streak has put him back in the order giving him more opportunities to turn it all around. Red Sox fans everywhere are likely picking up Ortiz from free agency after this week.

4) 3B Jose Bautista, Tor

The Toronto outfielder was eight for 20, hitting four homeruns, driving in eight teammates, and finished last week with a .400 AVG. Bautista saw his ownership rocket near 34 percent with his recent hot streak. The Blue Jays third baseman season average of .236 isn’t something to jump up and down about, but his 11 homeruns help ease the pain. If you need an injury replacement, Bautista’s recent production at the plate could help out while your star is out.

5) INF Ty Wigginton, Bal

The Baltimore infielder was 12 for 28, with two homeruns, six RBI's, and finished last week with a .429 AVG. Wigginton is looking like he is for real so far. He has a .313 AVG and twelve homeruns this season already. If he keeps up this pace he will garner 100+ RBI's and 50 homeruns.

6) OF Ichiro Suzuki, Sea

The Seattle outfielder had an outstanding week of baseball. He was 14 for 29 with a .483 AVG and hit his first homerun of the season. Suzuki’s season is looking good with a .354 AVG and 11 stolen bases.

7) OF Ryan Ludwick, StL

The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder was 12 for 25 with .480 AVG and had a homerun to finish a great week. Ryan Ludwick is on a power surge hitting two homeruns in the last five games. He has a .295 AVG with six homeruns for the season thus far.

8) OF Brennan Boesch, Det

Brennan Boesch is forcing fans to take notice. The Tigers outfielder was 11 for 24 with a .458 AVG and touched the plate three times this past week. He also hit a homerun and drove in five runs. There is a 45 percent increase in ownership by fantasy owners due to his explosion at the plate. Detroit's newest headline grabber has a .387 AVG and three homeruns this season.

9) OF Magglio Ordonez, Det

Like his teammate, Brennan Boesch, Ordonez was on a tear this past week. He bounced back after a few bad at bats. Last week he drove in four runs and finished with a .437 AVG including a homerun. Ordonez has five homeruns and a .310 AVG for the season. If he can continue to keep his swing in order he will finish with a solid season.

10) C Joe Mauer, Min

The reigning American League MVP had ten hits in 23 at bats with a .435 AVG. He pushed four runners across the plate and a homerun for the past week. Mauer's season average is equally impressive at .360. He needs to find his power swing as he has only two homeruns this season. Minnesota's favorite son is projected to hit 20 bombs, but right now he looks to only finish with 10.

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