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Vines And Pines 5-17-15

Another week of fantasy baseball in the books, and another multi-home run week from Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper. Those who were Jason Kipnis bounce-back believers during draft season are being rewarded here in 2015. He wrapped up this week hitting over .600, and was tied for runs. Harper is driving his 2016 ADP through the roof, as I type he hits another home run, giving him 14. Is Max Scherzer the best fantasy pitcher this season?

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Mike Trout has been a highlight special throughout his career, and I don’t want to be greedy, but fantasy owners need to be rewarded. He is hitting .300 with 10 HR and 21 RBI this season, but as always we want more. Trout robbed a home run, and threw out a crucial runner late in the game.

Stanton Bombs

Stanton hit four home runs this fantasy week, and here are the lengths. 475, 464, 474, and just a 392 foot bomb. He is up to 11 home runs on the year, and is headed for his first 40 HR season believe it or not. His Dodger Stadium bomb cleared the stadium, and had a 114.9 MPH speed coming off the bat. Unreal from Mr. Stanton.


The St. Louis Cardinals came into face Kluber, and left with their strikeout rates higher. He had 18 strikeouts, and through eight scoreless innings before losing his no-hit bid late in the game. Kluber gave is owners some settle down medicine after an up and down start. He has jumped into the top five in league strikeouts, and got his first win of 2015.

The Flood Gates Are Open

Kris Bryant got his first home run out of the way last week, and now the flood gates are open. He hit three this week, and hit .360 to go with that. Owners waited all April for him to arrive in the bigs, and their patience is being paid off. He is hitting .291 with four HR, and 24 RBI. Great production.