Latest Update Hardy hits seventh homer Monday Tue Aug, 19, 02:35 AM
An intense player, he has good power and run-producing qualities from the shortstop position. In the field, he boasts a very strong arm and sound instincts for the position.
Flaws: : Strikes out too much and is also prone to nasty hitting slumps that hurt his overall value at the dish. Is also somewhat injury-prone. Isn't much of a base-stealer.
Hardy is on a nice run at the plate here with at least two hits in five of his last six games. In that span he's also got three home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored and has pushed his overall average to .286 on the year. The slow start to the season really hindered his power totals, but fantasy owners who have stuck with him are now finally reaping the benefits.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hardy has been hot of late, with Friday's performance being his third consecutive multi-hit game as he tries to salvage what it left of a disappointing season. The Orioles shortstop is now slashing .285/.318/.391 with six home runs and 41 RBI through 414 at-bats and unless he has a long lasting power urge down the stretch will not reach the 20 home run club for the first time in four seasons. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Hardy had missed three-straight games due to a thumb sprain, but the extra day off Thursday obviously helped. Hardy is back at shortstop and will bat sixth Friday night.Analyst: Howard Bender
This will be Hardy's fourth straight game that he has missed due to a sprained left thumb. Baltimore will start Ryan Flaherty at SS who has manned the position while Hardy has been out.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba