Due to some recent infield shifting, Flores is now the starting second basemen for the Mets, he should become eligible there very soon. Flores hasn’t hit a homer since June 12 but in his last two games is 6-8 with two RBI. He’s slowed down quite a bit over the past month, but could be heating up.
Lamb started the season very hot, wound up on the DL, and didn’t quite pick up where he left off. However, in his past seven games, he’s 8-22 with a homer, three RBI, and six runs. He usually sits against lefties, but if he gets hot enough maybe that could change.
Avisail Garcia|OF|White Sox
It’s been almost a month since Garcia has hit a homer, but he’s currently on a seven-game hitting streak. Over that span, he has four multi-hit games, four RBI, and two steals. The power may never turn into what many expect considering his size, but if he can sustain a decent average it shouldn’t matter.
Hernandez has really come out of nowhere, and is batting .411 with 13 runs, nine RBI, and six steals in his past 15 games. He’s really been remarkable, and if he stays hot he could potentially overthrow Chase Utley once he returns from the DL.
Graveman is an interesting case because if strikeouts are a stat you’re after, Graveman isn’t the answer, but he’s really been phenomenal since returning to the majors on May 23. He’s in the midst of 14 scoreless ininngs, but has only struck out four in that span. Like I said, strikeouts aren’t his thing, but he’s getting very hard to ignore.
Santana is returning from his 80-game suspension, and his starting against the Royals on July 5. This is just a reminder that he’s back, he’s been solid over the past two years, but maybe you want to take a wait and see approach.
Heaney has been dynamite in two starts for the Angels, 13 innings, 12 strikeouts, three walks, and only two runs. He’ll most likely stick in the rotation the rest of the way.