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Fantasy Baseball - Who Stayed Hot and Who Cooled Off

We are now six weeks into the fantasy baseball season and we have a sample size large enough to know who is real and who is fake.  We also have a new group of "sleepers" and player to sell high on!

Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman, Mike Trout and Ryan Zimmerman are the top players this year and all four of them have been consistent scoring 23-27% of their season total points over the last 14 days.

Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Judge, Mark Reynolds and Joey Votto have turned things up a bit to climb into the top 10 while scoring more than 30% of their season total points in the last two weeks.

Yonder Alonso, Mookie Betts and Matt Carpenter scored more than 50% of their season total fantasy points in May,  They are three of 9 players to do so and have 200+ fantasy points.  Aaron Altherr (66%)& Brett Gardner (61%) are part of that group and have been the hottest during this stretch.

Jose Ramirez, Anthony Rizzo, Francisco Lindor, Justin Turner and A.J. Pollock have cooled off,

No player with 200+ fantasy points has scored less than Steven Souza over the past 2 weeks.

5 Rising Hitters

Jeff Samardzija is the top pitcher in the month of May.  He has started 3 games and pitched 21.2 innings with a 28:0 K:BB ratio, allowing just a single home run.

Chris Sale, who is the top pitcher in baseball this season, is #2 in the month of May as he continues to dominate opposing hitters.

Also in the San Fransico Giants rotation, Johnny Cueto has corrected whatever issues he was dealing with in April.  He has scored 60% of his season total points in his last three starts.

Alex Wood and Lance McCullers are the only other starting pitchers with 125 fantasy points scored in May.

Yu Darvish, Mike Leake, Ivan Nova, Marcus Stroman, Luis Severino and Stephen Strasburg have cooled down over the last 14 days, scoring less than 20% of the season total points.

Masahiro Tanaka has now thrown the two worst starts of his career this season.

5 Rising Pitchers