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Baseball's Best Cleanup Hitters

Fantasy Baseball's Best Cleanup Hitters
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Chris Davis had his best month of the year, blasting nine home runs.  On top of the power surge, he hit .286 with a .393 OBP.  He had a five game stretch with home runs earlier in the month and more recently hit HRs in three straight.

Edwin Encarnacion rose from the dead in June, hitting 11 of his 21 home runs.  He was seeing nothing smaller than a beach ball at the plate, leading to 22 walks compared to just 15 strikeouts.  His 30 RBI and 28 runs scored gives him 70 runs batted in and 51 runs on the year.

Despite striking out 33 times in the month of June, Carlos Gonzalez posted a .364/.417/.687 triple slash.  His eight home runs and eight doubles led to 29 RBI.  The Rockies have experimented with Gonzalez, Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado.

Despite shared playing time, Jake Lamb has made the most of his ABs.  He has seen his BA increase from .278 in April, to .289 in May and now .297 in June.  His OBP has slowly declined each month but his SLG has increased, all the way up to .703!  Lamb his 9 of his 17 home runs in June, adding four doubles and three triples.

Baseball's Best Leadoff Hitters

At 29-30, the Cincinnati Reds should look to deal Jay Bruce.  He has posted a ~.290/~.330/~.600 triple slash for two months now.

David Ortiz602302707931301173356383520.343346
Anthony Rizzo672432987137161174454423810.292345
Nelson Cruz762893318149120204653337800.280344
Chris Davis551962364820140144436367600.245272
Albert Pujols68262293624180132946293220.237264
Mike Napoli61237265553391123839269030.232261
Victor Martinez652552747854120122638154000.306245
Todd Frazier51193218442350163139234740.228232
Edwin Encarnacion471792054724130102838234210.263226
Buster Posey49193213543413163628162830.280222
Adrian Beltre49189205573910083036122100.302219
Jonathan Lucroy53202224623915262728194020.307218
Starling Marte44183196633916353122543150.344216
Adrian Gonzalez57211242594112062432274800.280216
Nolan Arenado38149169422271123030191800.282202
Giancarlo Stanton48177208391880132532286900.220202
Daniel Murphy4316618353359182333111610.319196
Eric Hosmer45176191563911152326143540.318190
Yoenis Cespedes37135153381681132531163010.281190
Colby Rasmus4718420642268081735196030.228184
Carlos Gonzalez281151234327709222882920.374169
Jay Bruce3112813537171028212972510.289167
Danny Valencia4416417951387152518133200.311164
Brandon Phillips4115917043251026202162230.270154
Jake Lamb26103114291243101927103310.282152

Stats via FanGraphs

Singles - 1pt
Doubles - 2pts
Triples - 3pts
Home runs - 2pts
RBI - 2pts
Runs Scored - 2pts
Walks - 1pt
Stolen Bases - 1pt