Gio Gonzalez (SP - WAS) - Gonzalez continued his dominant season, holding the Red Sox to two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out five. His dominance of NL lineups has been very impressive, but he impressed in a different way by holding down an excellent offense in Fenway Park. He still walks a high amount of hitters and his HR/FB% and BABIP aren't going to stay this low, but his huge strikeout rate and solid groundball rate will keep him a fantasy ace.
Chase Headley (3B - SD) - Headley continued his solid season, picking up three hits against the Brewers and is now hitting .269/.378/.443. The switch-hitter is walking at a career-high 14.7% clip as he is squarely in his prime at 28. Unfortunately, he is hampered severely by Petco Park, as he owns a .957 OPS outside vs. just .726 there. He's also shown excellent power from the right side (.250 ISO), as San Diego is a much easier place for right-handed punch than left-handed. He's a plus option vs. southpaws and on the road.
Dan Uggla (2B - ATL) - Uggla hit his 11th blast on the season, a three-run bomb off Drew Hutchison, to raise his line to .267/.386/.486. He is walking at a career-high 16.1% as he's swinging at his normal rate of pitches outside the zone following last season's spike. He's also striking out at a career-high rate as he's missing more pitches within the strike zone, but he's hit the ball hard (20.5 LD%) when he's made contact. Following last year's down season partially due to a .253 BABIP, Uggla is back to being an excellent option.
Carlos Beltran (OF - STL) - Beltran continued his outstanding season, homering and doubling against the Indians. He is now hitting .284/.372/.578. After struggling with injuries in 2009 and 2010, he rebounded to play 142 games last year and killed the ball in both New York and San Francisco. While his season has been nothing short of excellent, it is due in large part to a 26.2 HR/FB%, over 10% above his career rate. He is also striking out at a career-high 20.1% rate, 4.3% above his career average. He will still be a quality option after he comes down to Earth, but is definitely worth selling high if you can find a buyer.
Alfonso Soriano (OF - CHC) - Soriano hit his 12th home run, all in the last 24 games to raise his line to .276/.320/.507. His plate discipline has been awful as usual and he is actually hitting fewer fly balls this year, but a career-high HR/FB rate is how he has 12 home runs. It's tempting to try to jump on this streak especially as the wind starts blowing out at Wrigley Field, but he's actually been a better hitter on the road in his Cub career and the HR/FB rate is likely to regress. If you own him, sell high.
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