Written by: Brandon Busuttil – Staff Writing Intern (@bbusuttil15)
A look into the hottest and coldest plays in the MLB going into the weekend.
Probably the hottest man in baseball right now! The guy has 3 home runs in the past 2 games, and 2 of them coming last night when the Colorado Rockies visited the Philadelphia Phillies. This past week, Blackmon has hit around a .500 average, and smacked home 5 home runs, tallying for over 10 RBI’s. It is very evident that he is one of the best hitters in the MLB in general hitting an average of .317 on the season with over 50 RBI’s. One of the toughest guys to roster in DFS because of his price, but if you can fit him in, it will probably be worth it. Against a struggling Phillies pitching squad, why wouldn’t you?
Springer has been a very steady ball player for DFSers lately. Last night he walked 3 times plus a single, and managed to get hit in twice, scoring 2 runs for the Houston Astros. The game before his only home run of the week happened, but he has been beyond successful driving in 8 RBI’s throughout this week and hitting a .320 average. Springer has an interesting matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays whom did a good job of limiting the Astros offense last time they faced each other. Now with the series at Rogers Centre, I think Springer definitely should be considered, especially against the poor pitchers that are in that Toronto bullpen.
What a tough week it has been for Greg Garcia. He hits in the upper half of the St. Louis Cardinals line-up, and is set up to be successful, but everyone gets in ruts sometimes and Garcia is in his. Garcia has not been able to register a stat in the past week, and is really struggling seeing the ball. He hasn’t even registered any sort of RBI. No matter, how good a matchup may look for Garcia, use only with caution in GPP’s. MLB is about riding the trend, and Garcia is on a trend I will not be jumping on anytime soon.