J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with a home run, one RBI and a pair of runs in the Orioles 7-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.

Although Hardy has yet to really show up in the home run department, his two long balls over his last 10 games give hope that a power surge could be in store for the second half of the season. However, even if his early struggled continue in the power categories, Hardy is still worth an investment, considering he is hitting .294 through his first 282 at-bats. ANALYST: Matthew Beck