Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a pair of walks in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Santana has been one of the better hitters in all of baseball of late, having going 9-for-20 (.450 BA) with three home runs and four RBI over his last five games. Although he is still sitting on a sub-par batting average (.214 BA), Santana's power production alone from the catcher's position makes him worth a start in all but the shallowest of fantasy formats now that he is starting to heat up. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Astros 6-3 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Carter has a six game hitting streak going which has helped raise his batting average from .157 to .185. Carter owners have to understand the type of player he is and know that while he has outstanding power there will be plenty of strikeouts and a low batting average. Those hoping for a repeat performance of 2014 should be reminded that he had 13 home runs and a .184 batting average heading into July before mashing 24 home runs over the final three months of the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba