Posts Tagged ‘fantasy baseball power rankings’

All-Star Balloting: Red Hot Red Sox Take AL Power Rankings by Storm

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez leads a pack of Red Sox in this week's power rankings.

Fantasy owners figured out in May that Adrian Gonzalez was going to be a significant force in baseball, and was a must-have commodity for any lineup. Now he is joined by a few other teammates in this week’s power rankings as the Red Sox put together an impressive winning streak. The contenders are starting to break away from the pretenders as the season heats up. These are the power rankings for the American League as of June 13th.

1) Adrian Gonzalez – BOS (Last Week: 1)

Adrian Gonzalez just keeps on hitting. The big lefty has been a huge factor in the Red Sox winning 9 out of 10 games in June, hitting an impressive .410 this month, along with 3 homers and 14 RBIs, contributing to his Major League leading total of 60 runs knocked in. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Fielder’s Hot Start to Summer Has Him On Top of the NL

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder has been on fire in June.

Prince Fielder and Matt Kemp have been absolutely stellar over the first half of June. They have opposing pitchers scared to throw the ball near the plate as these guys keep depositing souvenirs to the outfield bleachers. Look for their respective teams to heat up as their bats stay hot, and watch what some of the other fine offensive players are doing for their clubs. These are the National League power rankings as on June 12th.

1) Prince Fielder – MIL (Last Week: 8)

Fielder has been on an absolute tear, and has quickly become the kind of player opposing pitchers are just going to want to avoid. In just 11 games in June, Fielder has homered 8 times and driven in 16 RBIs, contributing to his now league-leading 58 RBIs on the season. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Adrian Gonzalez Tops Jose Bautista as AL Bats Heat Up

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez has taken over the top spot in the American League.

While Jose Bautista has been impressive all season long, he has had a few players hot on his trail in the weeks passed. This week, he has finally been caught by the red hot bat of Adrian Gonzalez. The Red Sox slugger has been on an impressive tear that even Bautista could not keep up with. The American League East has long been the powerhouse of the AL, and these power rankings are no different. These are the best bats in the American League as of June 6th.

1) Adrian Gonzalez – BOS (Last Week: 2)

Gonzalez has been simply unstoppable over the past few weeks. If it were not for a slow start, who knows what kind of numbers he would have right now. He leads Major League Baseball with 50 RBIs, 35 of which came in May and June alone. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Matt Kemp’s Hot June Start Puts Him Atop the Elite

Monday, June 6th, 2011
Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp is off to a fine start of June.

June has begun, and the Major League Baseball season will head into the dog days of summer. As the weather starts to heat up, so have some of the finest players the National League has to offer. While some names may continue to surprise, others have been there before. Some players wish May had offered a few more chances, while some just assume forget the second month of the season and move on. These are the best bats in the National League as of June 5th.

1) Matt Kemp – LAD (Last Week: 5)

After finding himself near the top of this list all season long, Matt Kemp has finally vaulted himself into the number one spot. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Bautista Hangs On to Top Spot in AL, But Gap Closing

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Jose Bautista

The Jays' Jose Bautista has been on a tear all season long.

Jose Bautista has been the best in the bigs all season long, but is his time as the most dominant player in the Majors coming to an end? An extremely hot month from Adrian Gonzalez has fans wondering what kind of numbers the slugging Red Sox star will post, and whether or not Bautista will be able to live up to the incredible numbers he has posted early this season. Time will tell who will continue to keep their bat red-hot, and who will sizzle away. These are the power rankings for the American League as of May 30.

1) Jose Bautista – TOR (Last Week: 1)

Bautista has not been touched in the top spot yet this season, and for good reason. The Blue Jays’ slugger is 1st in the league in home runs, 1st in runs, 1st in walks, 1st in OBP, 1st in slugging, and 1st in OPS. (more…)