Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – Apparently the new mega-million dollar extension made him happy. So much so that he went off for .346/4HR/9RBI/6R/2SB. Braun is a stud, but even he can’t keep up this pace.
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR – It looks like last year’s season was for real. Count me as a doubter, but Bautista is doing it again this season. Over the last seven days, he has raked at a .529/4/6 rate with 10 runs scored. Can another 50+ homer season be in the making?
David Wright, 3B, NYM – Wright was on the Stock Down list last week as he was suffering through an 0-for-20 streak, but he has really turned it around going .304/3/7/7/3. This guy is an elite player so look for more of this and less of the long hitless streaks going forward.
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM – Like his corner infield running mate, Davis is hot too. While Wright was contributing in all five categories, Davis did just fine for himself with a .500/3/6/7 stat line. Davis is not in the elite group, but he is still a quality player and this hot streak might last a while.
Chris Coghlan, OF, FLA – Coghlan is not a big power or speed guy, but when it’s going good, enjoy the ride. Over the last week, Coghlan has managed .292/3/7/7 and will make a great fourth outfielder on your fantasy team.
Mike Aviles, 2B/SS, KC – If someone in your league dumped the early slumping Aviles, this is your chance to grab the hot-hitting middle infielder. This is a classic, “ride him while he’s hot, then dump him when he comes back down to earth,” situation. Over the last week, Aviles piled up .357/3/5/3/2. That kind of stat line can help you all over the board.
Adam Lind, 1B/OF, TOR – Lind is a hot and cold guy. This is hot time so grab him and go. Right now, he’s on a .360/2/9/5 tear, so hopefully you can get in on that action.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL – Gomez is known more for being able to steal any base but first, but right now he’s hitting well. He’s currently enjoying a .385/1/6/4/2 burst, so see if he can carry your team for a little while.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA – For the third week in a row, Ramirez shows up on this list. Han-Ram is a player of immense talent, so this isn’t real, but it is painful. If you own him and you have a solid backup plan, sit Han-Ram for a short while and be ready to slot him when he starts to put it together. If you don’t own him, talk up how he might not put things together this season and then offer his owner a nice package for him.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – A true five category threat, Gonzalez is suffering through a slump right now. Sit him until he gets hitting again and make an offer for him if you see an opening.
Jose Reyes, SS, NYM – As if shortstops weren’t already scarce enough, now the few hitters in the bunch aren’t hitting. Reyes is about the only Met not enjoying a hot streak right now, but don’t worry this is a contract year for him and he has something to prove.
Adam Dunn, 1B, CWS – The big swinger hasn’t found his American League rhythm yet. Don’t worry, when he does, the homers will come in bunches. Grab him now as it is only a matter of time for Dunn.
Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL – Uggla is a notoriously slow starter. He has hit five home runs on the young season, but the batting average is anemic. He usually heats up in May, so your window of opportunity for buying low is likely to close soon.
Buster Posey, C, SF – Posey has really been scuffling as of late, but so has the San Francisco offense. There is no real concern for a sophomore slump here, just sit him until he gets going.