Found July 15, 2013 on We Talk Fantasy Sports:
Mike Trout continues to live up to the hype and is having an excellent season without the help of Albert Pujols, and Josh Hamilton. Justin Upton started hot and finished hot to keep himself valuable. He hit 12 home runs in April and has hit just 4 over his last 235 ABs. But he did hit .319 in July before the break so that is a good sign of things to come. His brother B.J. on the other hand, continues to play terrible baseball and will start the second half on the DL. Just how bad has B.J. Upton been? Giancarlo Stanton has played 51 games and Angel Pagan has played 46 and both guys have produced as much as Upton has in 84 games! Marlon Byrd and Raul Ibanez both have 277 ABs, same as Upton and each guy has at least 31 more RBI. Andre Ethier has stepped his game up over the last 30 days and his trade value is probably at its peak, so expect him to be dealt in the coming weeks. Alex Rios is another guy who will most likely be dealt at the trade deadline. He has hit just about .280 every month expect June where he hit .246. The low production numbers are a product of the teams poor play, not his. Grab him now if his owner is looking to get rid of him! table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: ; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Spring Training RankAll-Star BreakNameTeamG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS Fantasy Points11Mike TroutLAA9237065119298155947702140.3220.3990.5650.96449592Carlos GonzalezCOL91354681072262564381051610.3020.3700.6100.98048463Adam JonesBAL963956711724019671376920.2960.3240.5010.826450114Jay BruceCIN9437953105281196628112230.2770.3250.5070.83242285Jose BautistaTOR87335618520020555169610.2540.3510.4930.844414 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: ; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Spring Training RankAll-Star BreakNameTeamG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS Fantasy Points816Domonic BrownPHI95355499716423672572810.2730.3200.5350.85640957Andrew McCutchenPIT9034456104261104937552050.3020.3760.4710.847409358Jacoby EllsburyBOS883775911521733334513630.3050.3680.4220.790407329Shin-Soo ChooCIN9234866100221133164831160.2870.4250.4680.8934061510Nelson CruzTEX92350429718022692894510.2770.3340.5170.8513924611Desmond JenningsTB903566395225113836731560.2670.3350.4490.7843911312Mark TrumboLAA93359528819021573698220.2450.3120.4740.7853841713Justin UptonATL883295984162164549100610.2550.3530.4620.8153832614Hunter PenceSF943745398224144823661400.2620.3050.4550.760381#N/A15Carlos GomezMIL893365199209144516842130.2950.3370.5330.8703801216Matt HollidaySTL83310648315113473751310.2680.3510.4480.8003757017Starling MartePIT8836859107208928148928100.2910.3420.4620.8043683018Torii HunterDET84356561122437441763210.3150.3520.4580.8103684919Alejandro De AzaCWS883515495192124430901040.2710.3270.4390.766366#N/A20Carlos BeltranSTL843305110213219531860210.3090.3460.5330.8793661821Alex GordonKC8935048991629493785520.2830.3550.4170.7723643322Michael CuddyerCOL74285449418116552858610.3300.3910.5680.9603621423Ben ZobristTB9235047912126484359610.2600.3470.3830.7293613924Nick MarkakisBAL94381551081808432941020.2830.3330.3940.727359#N/A25Daniel NavaBOS87312529014010523764020.2880.3740.4290.8043595826Brett GardnerNYY93353529622573233811360.2720.3380.4220.761349#N/A27Alex RíosCWS903524695192114029661960.2700.3260.4290.7553493728Alfonso SorianoCHC883434589231164912821040.2590.2880.4720.7603404729Michael BrantleyCLE91333469313174826421020.2790.3330.3870.7213396330Gerardo ParraARI92365511042627273166690.2850.3420.4250.7663345931Colby RasmusTOR893124282191164830105010.2630.3320.4840.816329#N/A32Raúl IbanezSEA73277387410224561970000.2670.3140.5780.8923195633Coco CrispOAK73285487514193538351440.2630.3450.4140.759318434Josh HamiltonLAA89339487618214392695300.2240.2830.4130.6963155435Dexter FowlerCOL742755178142102638691330.2840.3810.4580.8393119436Nate McLouthBAL85316538719161633442440.2750.3470.3990.745309#N/A37Yoenis CespedesOAK79307466911215432780560.2250.2930.4200.713309#N/A38Marlon ByrdNYM79277397515215511785120.2710.3160.5020.8183076839Jon JaySTL9132046801215383257310.2500.3310.3410.6713025240Denard SpanWAS89358419320702529481040.2600.3170.3550.672298Click here for the complete Spring Training Outfield RankingsStats from Yahoo SportsHow are Fantasy Points calculated? Singles - 1pt Doubles - 2pts Triples - 3pts Homeruns - 2pts RBI - 2pts Runs Scored - 2pts Walks - 1pt Stolen Bases - 1pt
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