July 16th, 2014
Victor Martinez (1B, DET) has been one of the bigger surprises for me this, not because he has been very productive overall, but because of his power output – his .272 ISO is his highest ever, and his 21 homeruns in the first half are more then he has had in a season (a whole season) since 2009. His highest homerun total in his career was 25 in 2007 with the Indians, so odds are he blows that away, and he is a good bet for 90+ RBI and 80+ runs scored – not a bad pick in the back half of the draft (178th pick or so).
Anthony Rendon (2B/3B, WAS) was given a chance to start when Ryan Zimmerman got hurt (surprise, surprise…) and boy did he take full advantage of it, pretty much locking himself into starting at 2B for the Nats this season. He has already set