George Springer’s red hot bat has him atop the top fantasy hitters over the past seven days. Springer is just one of many hitters around the game that has been swinging a hot bat for fantasy owners. The list includes Edwin Encarnacion with five home runs in seven games and Pablo Sandoval with 12 runs batted in.
As summer approaches around the country the warmer weather favors hitters in most of the ballparks and allows for the ball to jump off the bat. That has been the case this season as we saw multiple pitchers put together terrific starts, but have seen a spike in runs allowed over their past few starts including Johnny Cueto.
Here are 7 MLB fantasy players that have put together a great seven game stretch.
George Springer, Houston Astros: Springer homered in four consecutive games including a multi home run game. The hot stretch continued today as he hit his sixth home run in six games and has now added 13 runs batted in.
Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles: Cruz is hitting .480 over the past seven games including four home runs and eight driven in for the Orioles. The hot streak could continue for the outfielder/DH as the ball starts to jump out of the ball park at Camden Yards. Camden Yards were one of two stadiums that had more than 200 home runs hit last season.
Alex Rios, Texas Rangers: Rios has stepped up for the Rangers in the absence of Prince Fielder hitting .516 over his past seven games. In that stretch Rios has 16 hits with four doubles, two triples and five runs batted in. Rios has also added two steals and scored eight runs.
Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants: The Giants have the best record in baseball and a lot of the success has come from Sandoval. Over his last seven games Sandoval has 10 hits with one double and four home runs and 12 runs driven in.
Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays: The extra bases and home runs aren’t coming for Reyes but he has picked up 10 hits over his last 29 at bats. The more he gets on base the more likely he can steal bases and that has been the case for him as he stole six bases.
Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers: Gomez has six extra base hits, including two home runs and four doubles in his last 26 at bats. Over that time frame Gomez has hit .500 for the Brewers and has helped his fantasy owners.
Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays: After a horrible start the Blue Jays first baseman has been red hot and currently only trails Nelson Cruz for the league lead in home runs. Encarnacion has hit five home runs in his last seven games the bad news is he only has seven runs batted in to show for it.