Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY
Should we really be considering Beltran again in fantasy? He hit his 14th HR of the season on Monday giving him 36 RBI on the year to go along with a .272 BA. Over his past 27 games, Beltran has hit .313 with 10 HR's, 24 RBI and an OPS over 1.000. After combining for 34 HR's in his first two season with the Yankees, he is now on pace for his first 30-100 season since 2007 with the Mets. So should we be trusting him in fantasy? The real question is where this power boost came from. After hovering near the league average in HR/FB ratio over the past 7 years, Beltran has suddenly seen that number creep over 20% in 2016. Unfortunately, he hasn't been hitting the ball significantly harder than usual, so you would have to think that number will regress towards the mean. The best bet is to utilize Beltran when he is at home as 30 of his 48 HR's over the past 3 seasons have come at Yankee Stadium.
Dellin Betances, RP, NYY
Betances has shockingly given up at least 1 ER in each of his last four appearances, which is extremely frustrating for his fantasy owners who expect him to help with their ratios. As a middle reliever who won't pick up many win or saves, he is really only hurting your team when giving up runs and hits. As annoying as this stretch has been however, don't let it affect your outlook on Betances moving forward. Even during these past four outings, he has struck out 9 in 4.2 innings, while suffering from a .636 BABIP (7 hits on 11 balls in play) and a 40.0% LOB%. His xFIP is 1.20 over the four game stretch. Betances is still among the best bets among relief pitchers when it comes to K's, ERA, and WHIP.
Prince Fielder, DH, TEX
The nightmarish season continues for Fielder into June, as he is stuck with a mere 3 HR's and his BA somehow remains below the Mendoza Line more than a third of the way through the season. He has been especially useless over the last month, hitting .156 with only 1 HR since May 6. Fielder's .213 BABIP is nearly 100 points lower than his career mark, and his 5.7% HR/FB is far below his lifetime 17.8%. While part of this may be bad luck, he is also hitting the ball harder less often than ever before as his 27.2% Hard% is at least 5% lower than any full season of his career. He will probably improve to some extent, but a return to the Prince of old, or even to the Prince of 2015 seems far from a certainty.
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
Through his first 28 games this season, Morrison was hitting .119 (10-84) with an OPS of .364 and zero RBI and it's hard to argue that he wasn't the coldest player in the league. Flash forward three weeks and Morrison has suddenly become one of the leagues' hottest hitters, hitting .423 (30-71) with a 1.242 OPS over the past 20 games, including 7 HR's and 18 RBI over that span. He even picked it up another notch this past weekend hitting 4 HR's in the last 3 games. So what happened? Well, he did cut his strikeout rate down from 30% during his cold spell to 19.0% during the hot streak, but that only tells part of the story as his BABIP over the past 20 games has been a ridiculous .469. It's fair to say that whatever problems Morrison was going through earlier in the season are now in the past, and the reduced K% may very well stick considering he's never had a K% over 20% in his career. At the same time, it's hard to imagine this hot streak continuing for too much longer, as his HR/FB% is nearly double his career mark, and he's never been a high BABIP guy. So basically, Morrison is no longer awful, but he still isn't very exciting in fantasy.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
Seager has been scorching hot for the past month or so, entering Monday's game slashing .372/.423/.605 since the beginning of May. He has been especially exceptional against RHP's all season hitting .348 with a 1.048 OPS against them. This makes for a nice matchup against the Indians' Cody Anderson on Tuesday, as Anderson has allowed a .329 BA, .974 OPS, and 6 HR's in 19.2 IP against left-handed hitters this season. Value Play DraftKings Salary: $3,800.
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