Another period is in the books and we now find ourselves heading into Week 6 of the 2014 Fantasy Baseball season. Each and every week we will be taking a look at the hottest hitters and pitchers in baseball from the past several days. These players that we will be talking about are players that are owned in less than 67% of all ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues and are capable of providing a spark to any fantasy baseball roster.
Fantasy sports is all about maximizing the value of each and every roster spot that you have and this week offers another prime selection of talent. Go ahead and flip through the following pages and take a look at our latest selections from the Top-10 MLB Studs: White Sox Rookie INF Marcus Semien All-Star Caliber offering for your fantasy baseball league domination needs which is brought to you by FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports. You never know.
Inside you could find that hot pick up that could help carry your fantasy squad for a few weeks or find a star that will be a top-5 talent at their position for the remainder of the season. Leave no stone unturned. Now onto the hottest hitters from the past couple of weeks who have produced the most fantasy points (FP) while being available still in at least one out of every three ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues. Enjoy. And don’t forget to check out the Cold Hitters and Pitchers as well.
Carlos Ruiz (42.8.0%, 44 FP) – I have preached time-and-time again to go out and grab Ruiz if you are in deeper leagues, especially in those that start two catchers.still owned in less than half of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues, the Phillies backstop has averaged 3.5 fantasy points per game the past fifteen days. He is a leader among 2014 among catchersfor fantasy baseball purposes and things shouldn’t change in that regard. So why is he not getting the love that I have said time and time that he deserves? Come on people, he has been on the list for four weeks now. Are you a believer yet?
Perhaps it is because he is 35-years-old and everyone knows that a catcher at this age will wane in production as the season gets longer in the tooth. Perhaps it is because Ruiz struggled last year, having his worst season that he has had in the majors during the past four years or perhaps it is because he just doesn’t have a very popular household name.
Whatever it is I want to say this once again. In 2010-2012 he hit for an average of .302, .283 and .325. In that span he averaged 10 home runs, 54 runs batted in, 50 runs scored and even a couple stolen bases in about 380 at-bats. A consistent stick like that doesn’t lose everything overnight. Not normally anyways. Jump on him now because once fantasy baseball owners start keying in on Ruiz he will start being gobbled up in chunks.
Other hot catchers owned in less than 67% of ESPN leagues: A.J. Pierzynski (30.6%, 45 FP), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (47.1%, 45 FP), Brayan Pena (1.4%, 36 FP), Hector Sanchez (0.0%, 32 FP), Jason Castro (60.1%, 31 FP)
Page through to find out which first baseman are hot during the past 15-days that you should look into obtaining to give you an edge.