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Fantasy Baseball 2nd Half Studs

Yesterday we looked at some of baseballs best who have struggled since the All-Star Break. Today, we focus on the positives and which players with the hot bats have been helping our fantasy baseball teams climb the standings! Guys like Justin UptonIke Davis and Martin Prado really hurt us in the first half, but since the Midsummer Classic have been filling up the box scores! Let's break this down position by position to get a better look at the reason your fantasy team has surged as of late!


Victor MartinezTigers2495362770214161011000.379

First Base

Billy ButlerRoyals2588312260311121110000.352
Brandon BeltGiants21662114313118916100.318
David OrtizRed Sox23903326403991215100.367
Edwin EncarnacionBlue Jays259329186051217186210.312
Eric HosmerRoyals2510533255031416617200.314
Freddie FreemanBraves2591292220516181220100.319
Ike DavisMets256021119011172317100.350
Joey VottoReds2485281952215131817200.329
Kendrys MoralesMariners23923121703910714000.337
Yonder AlonsoPadres23883028200612109300.341

There is a very good chance that 2, 3 or even 4 of these guys are available in your league, go grab 'em!

Second Base

Aaron HillDiamondbacks207525137141114416000.333
Ben ZobristRays20832920603119911300.349
Chase UtleyPhillies238227174241315713000.329
DJ LeMahieuRockies23892720511116212310.303
Mark EllisDodgers238129224121112412000.358
Neil WalkerPirates2074231480114868000.311

Hill is having a nice season, considering he has only played in 50 games.  Give him a shot!

Third Base

Adrian BeltreRangers25983427304151799000.347
Brett LawrieBlue Jays258930187141514912320.337
Chris JohnsonBraves259835266031419518000.357
Martin PradoDiamondbacks238831199121117105210.352
Nolan ArenadoRockies2485302341291358000.353

Brett Lawrie has been a big part of the Blue Jays recent offensive success and hitting behind Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus provides Lawrie with plenty of RBI opportunities!


Stephen DrewRed Sox2279241640413151225100.304


Adam JonesOrioles239329185151518317100.312
Alex Rios- - -239329234111417416700.312
Andrew McCutchenPirates2589321951717191221410.360
Carl CrawfordDodgers22923124700126512210.337
Colby RasmusBlue Jays238827187021112527000.307
Hunter PenceGiants2490322570068611310.356
Jason HeywardBraves2277261850319121213010.338
Jayson WerthNationals2374312220719161214200.419
Jon JayCardinals25863021810911622100.349
Jose BautistaBlue Jays2597291840718171413110.299
Juan LagaresMets269630186331214519500.313
Junior LakeCubs26110332540499427130.300
Justin UptonBraves249731196061716921100.320
Marlon ByrdMets26962918632159724120.302
Michael CuddyerRockies217022164111311913210.314
Mike TroutAngels2583302130619172623500.361
Wil MyersRays1969251730511161015200.362
Will VenablePadres22772815724127615410.364
Yasiel PuigDodgers248529196131881627220.341

Juan Lagares (j/k), Junior Lake, Mike Trout, Wil Myers and Yasiel Puig....the next decade of fantasy baseball?  The youth movement in baseball this season has provided fans and fantasy players much hope for an exciting future!
How many of these guys are on your rosters? Did you draft them? Trade for them? Pick them up as a FA?

Fantasy Baseball 2nd Half Slumps

Splits via Fangraphs