Jose Abreu red hot bat leads the list of top players to start in fantasy. Abreu who is having one of the best offensive rookie seasons of All-Time belted his 24th and 25th home runs of the season on Friday Night. The Chicago White Sox first baseman signed with the team this offseason after defecting from Cuba.
Abreu who has racked up a .379 batting average over his last seven games also added four home runs and nine runs driven in. On the season Abreu is hitting .280 with 25 home runs and 63 runs driven in while averaging 3.51 fantasy points per game for his owners this season. Abreu currently tied for the league lead with 25 home runs and fourth in runs batted in.
Now Abreu has been red hot for fantasy owners over the past week but is just one of many stars putting together a nice stretch for fantasy owners. Here are a few of the key fantasy players around the game to build your roster around.
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels: Fresh off his 489 foot blast against the Kansas City Royals on Friday Night. Trout has 13 hits in his last 10 games including four home runs and nine runs driven in for the Halos.
Jose Altuve, Houston Astros: Altuve currently leads the league in batting average with a .342 and hits with 111. Over the last seven days Altuve has picked up 10 hits in 24 at bats with six stolen bases including two in each of the last two games.
Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles are finally getting some production from their top starter. In his last two outings Tillman has pitched 15.1 innings allowing just one earned run while striking out four batters. He also picked up wins in each start moving his record to 7-4 on the season.
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers: This was an easy one coming off a no hitter followed up with eight innings of scoreless ball makes him the hottest starter in baseball right now. Kershaw continues to prove he was worth the large contract he signed this offseason.
Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs: The Cubs have found success in Arrieta this season as he has pitched to a 4-1 record with a 2.05 earned run average. In his last four starts Arrieta has pitched 27 innings allowing just three earned runs and 36 strikeouts. The Cubs starter improved his record to 4-1 over that stretch.