1) 1B Ryan Howard Phi
Philadelphia’s powerhouse went 8-for-20 with four home runs, nine RBI, five runs and finished last week with a .400 AVG.
The last few weeks have been filled with players hitting three or more home runs in a week. But last week, he was the only player with four home runs.
He is on the wave of a five-game hitting streak.
Howard is currently hitting .299 with 21 home runs and 74 RBI for the season.
2) OF Nelson Cruz Tex
The Texas outfielder went 12-for-23 with one home run, 10 RBI, four runs and finished last week with a .522 AVG.
He is riding a eight-game hitting streak and hit the game winning home run on Monday night’s game against Detroit.
Cruz is hitting .325 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI for the season.
3) 3B,/2B Gordon Beckham CWS
The White Sox infielder went 11-for-18 with one home run, six RBI, three runs and finished last week with a .611 AVG.
He is currently the hottest pick-up off free agency at 29% increase in fantasy ownership.
If he is already on your team you might be able to sell high based on his recent production.
Beckham is currently hitting .241 with four home runs and 28 RBI for the season.
4) C Bengie Molina Tex
The Texas catcher went 6-for-13 with two home runs, four extra base hits, six RBI, three runs and finished last week with a .462 AVG.
The man known as the slowest player in the majors hit for the cycle against the Boston Red Sox last week. He went 4-for-4 with 4 RBI that night not to mention a grand slam. This ranks up there in unlikely feats with Edwin Jackson’s no-hitter.
He saw only a slight increase in his fantasy ownership this week.
Molina is currently hitting .261 with five home runs and 23 RBI for the season.
5) 2B Rickie Weeks Mil
The Brewers second baseman went 8-for-21 with three home runs, six RBI, six runs and finished the week with a .381 AVG.
Weeks is currently hitting .275 with 18 home runs and 59 RBI for the season.
6) SS Yunel Escobar Tor
Toronto’s newest addition went 8-for-17 with two home runs, seven RBI, four runs and finished last week with a .471 AVG
He was doing terrible when he was wearing a Braves uniform. Now that he is sporting a new jersey, he has hit two home runs already.
His fantasy ownership increase is about 5% in most leagues but he is still at only 45% total ownership.
Escobar is hitting .252 with two home runs and 26 RBI for the season.
7) OF Justin Upton Ari
The Diamondbacks popular outfielder went 8-for-17 with one home run, six RBI, four runs and finished last week with a .471 AVG.
Upton is hitting .270 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI for the season.
8) 3B Adrian Beltre Bos
The Red Sox third baseman went 6-for-15 with two home runs, three RBI, three runs, and finished last week with a .400 AVG.
With all the injuries to a large portion of the starting line-up, he is one of the only bats that are keeping the Red Sox in the race.
He is currently hitting .333 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI for the season.
9) 3B/1B Pablo Sandoval SF
Kung Fu Panda was kicking tail as he went 8-for-17 with five RBI, four extra base hits and finished last week with a .471 AVG
He was doing horrible in July hitting under .200 until last week.
Sandoval is hitting .273 with 6 home runs and 39 RBI this season.
10) OF Josh Hamilton Tex
The Texas outfielder went 10-for-22 with three RBI, four extra base hits, three runs and finished last week with a .455 AVG.
He is only two home runs behind leading home run hitter, Cabrera. However he recently sustained a calf injury last week, which may put out his fire.
Hamilton is hitting .353 with 22 home runs and 67 RBI for the season.
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