As we approach the second week of the fantasy baseball playoffs and the second round of the playoff games, it’s critical to take note of those players who are white-hot and how they can help your fantasy baseball lineup from here on out.
Phil Hughes, SP NYY: Hughes was simply masterful on Saturday night while putting the Twins out of their misery. Pitching in a pivotal game 3, Hughes went 7 strong innings without allowing a run and struck out six batters. Hughes will certainly get consideration to be the Game 2 starter of the ALCS and should continue to produce for his owners.
Ian Kinseler, 2B Tex: Through the first 3 games of the series with the Rays, Kinsler has batted .364 socked two taters. He remains an elite option at the position so long as his team stays alive.
Curtis Granderson, OF NYY: Through the first 3 games of the playoff campaign, Granderson leads all of baseball with a gaudy .455 average. He has chipped in all over the stat sheet with a triple, double, and stolen base to boot. His 3 RBI have him tied for the team lead with Mark Teixeira, and it’s clear he’s locked in right now.
Brian McCann, C ATL: Though they are only 2 games into the playoff schedule, the Braves are in a dogfight with the Giants and if they are to have any chance at moving on McCann will be relied on heavily. He has racked up 3 hits in his first 7 at-bats of the young postseason and has knocked in a run as well. He’s one of the best hitters in this year’s postseason and should be considered an elite fantasy baseball option.
Roy Halladay, SP PHI: Pitching only the second no-hitter in playoff history, Halladay baffled a potent Reds lineup and in the process took his place in baseball lore. Simply put, he’s the best pitcher on the planet right now.
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