No. 10-Colby Rasmus continues to be on a tear.
Monday night Rasmus was at it again banging out three more hits including his fourteenth home run while driving in three runs.
No. 9-Just as many owners were giving some strong consideration to dropping Mat Latos he goes out Monday evening and throws a complete game gem.
Latos was phenomenal punching out thirteen Brewers while only allowing one earned run on four hits.
No. 8-Jose Bautista hit a home run on (
fill in the date).
Yeah, it really is happening so often lately that maybe that is the easiest approach to covering his recent power surge.
No. 7-Drew Stubbs was dropped off of some rosters during his stint on the disabled list.
Stubbs returned to the Reds lineup on Monday for the first time since June 5th and promptly collected two hits, scored twice and stole a base.
Grab him off the waiver wire if he is somehow available.
No. 6-Ben Revere is working hard to shed the label of a “cheap source of steals.”
Revere is hitting over .300 for the season and has three multi-hit games in his last four.
Revere built on the streak with four more hits Monday night against the White Sox.
Oh, and he did swipe another bag Monday too.
No. 5-The Colorado Rockies derailed the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg on Monday.
Strasburg was looking for his tenth win on the season, but was touched up for three earned runs over six innings.
Strasburg will go for number ten again against Atlanta later in the week.
No. 4-Heath Bell had been back to his old self lately before being torched for four earned runs against the Cardinals on Monday.
Bell had ten straight outings without allowing an earned run before Monday.
He maintains a firm grip on the closer role unless he goes on another streak of shaky outings.
No. 3-Jimmy Rollins continued his hot streak smacking his fourth home run in as many games.
Rollins is not going to carry your team in the power department but the recent outburst is a welcome contribution.
No. 2-Hiroki Kuroda was solid in earning the win over the Indians Monday night.
Kuroda went seven innings, scattering five hits and allowed only one earned run.
Kuroda has been a bit more dependable of late, and he should be on your watch list if you are thin at pitching.
No. 1-David Ortiz slapped two home runs Monday night running his season total to twenty.
The Red Sox, and more specifically Bobby Valentine, may be in a midst of a youth movement, but Ortiz will stay ahead of that trend as long as he continues to hit like this.