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Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases against the Brewers on Friday.
While the preseason hype machine had Billy Hamilton earmarked for the stolen base crown, it's been Dee Gordon who has stolen the show. His batting average, as expected, dropped form where it was early on in the season, but he's slashing .293/.339/.387 on the season and these two stolen bases give him a major-league leading 56 stolen bases on the year. We're not saying Billy Hamilton won't eventually become the stolen base king, but Gordon has been so much more valuable this season, especially when you consider where he was drafted this season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nolan Arenado was 3-for-4 scoring a run, hit a home run with three RBI on Monday in Cincinnati.
For the impatient Nolan Arenado owners, his last two days have to show why he was a target in fantasy. Arenado had three more hits on Monday including his ninth home run and drove in the winning run in Cincinnati with a sacrifice fly off of Aroldis Chapman. In his last two games, Arenado is 7-for-9, scored four runs, hit two home runs, a double, a triple with seven RBI. Better than that, his average this year is .287 but his BABIP is .279 which means his average should improve. Patience pays in fantasy and Arenado owners should reap the rewards as long as he stays healthy. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Marlon Byrd was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and RBI on Monday.
Veteran Marlon Byrd continues to defy father time slugging his tenth home run of 2015 against Colorado on Monday. His average is still sitting in the low two hundreds (.211) for the year but he has driven in 25 home runs in 41 games with Cincinnati. If Marlon Byrd can recover his batting average since his present BABIP is only .219 and his career mark is .324 then he will have more value as the season progresses, if not then he is a power source that can drain a fantasy teams batting average. Analysis: Greg Jewett