Sunday, 21 August 2011

Fantasy Baseball: Who's Running Hot & Cold - August 21, 2011

HOT

Peter Bourjos (LAA)
Even though he continues to bounce around the Angels’ batting order, Bourjos has caught fire as of late. In the past week, he has scorched along at a 14-for-28 (.483) clip and added 7 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI and 2 SB into the mix for an all-around fantasy effort.

Mitch Moreland (TEX)
After homering just once in a span of 26 games, Moreland connected for 3 HR in 3 games this past week. With eligibility at 1B and OF, he may be worth a look if he is available in your fantasy league.

Angel Pagan (NYM)
He’s been hot ever since taking over the leadoff spot from the injured Jose Reyes on August 9th and this past week was no exception. Pagan has swiped 3 bases while going 13-for-28 (.464 AVG) during that time. With Reyes likely out for the season, Pagan could be a nice fantasy choice down the stretch.




COLD

Yunel Escobar (TOR)
Although he has put together a very nice season for himself as the Blue Jays unlikely leadoff hitter, Escobar has struggled recently. He has hit only .069 (2-for-29) over the past 7 days and manager John Farrell gave him the day off on August 21 to collect himself. Let’s hope it works.

Andre Ethier (LAD)
Luckily, Ethier padded his starts with an early season 30-game hitting streak as he has gone cold recently. Battling through a toe injury, Ethier has managed a mere 2-for-his-last-20 for a .100 average the past 7 days.

Vernon Wells (LAA)
The poor production continues from the overpaid Angels outfielder. Wells has managed just 2 hits spanning 20 at bats in the past week to maintain an offensively-challenged August. This month, Wells has himself a .145 AVG with 1 HR and 5 RBI. There is a word for this type of season: ugly.

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