MLB Streaks & Trends: April 19
Joe Gallina goes around the league, tracking the notable streaks and current trends affecting most fantasy baseball leagues.
Since our last column there have been some interesting streaks that have been extended and extinguished.
Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco shut out the Mariners on Wednesday, putting an end to their 20 game home run hitting streak. Not surprisingly, the Mariners lead MLB in home runs (45). Jay Bruce leads the team with eight home runs and is hitting a dinger every 8.5 at-bats. He’s not going to keep up that pace but based on his career norms, if he’s healthy and continues to get regular at-bats he should hit at least 20 more the rest of the season. Bruce’s .176 batting average is ugly and concerning, especially since he batted just .223 last season. However, if Bruce finds a way to hit close to his .246 career batting average the rest of the way, his power bat could help a fantasy team witha deep roster of high batting average hitters.
A.J. Pollock ’s three-run home run on Wednesday extended the Dodgers’ home, home run hitting streak to 32 games. Like last season,...