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MLB’s Hottest Hitters: Manny Machado, Taylor Ward, Willy Adames (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
May 9, 2022

 

The MLB season is a long one, and season-long fantasy baseball is not for the weak or undedicated. But outside of best ball leagues where you set it and forget it with a team you drafted in March, the fantasy baseball season is really made up of several smaller seasons. You can look at it in terms of weeks, especially in weekly H2H formats or roto leagues with weekly lineup locks. You can also look at it as several streaks or trends, especially when it comes to individual players. If you have the right players at the right times, you can maximize your lineup’s production.

So, let’s take a look at some of the hottest hitters in baseball right now.

Here are the Top 100 hitters over the last two weeks. For a complete breakdown of all of the data, head over to our Fantasy Baseball Stats page, where you can sort through all of the available stats and projections.

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PLAYER
AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
AVG
OBP
H
2B
3B
BB
K
SLG
OPS
ROST%
1 Manny Machado (SD – 3B)

50 14 4 11 3 .440 .500 22 2 0 7 8 .720 1.220 99%
2 Taylor Ward (LAA – LF,CF,RF)

52 15 5 14 0 .365 .484 19 3 1 12 15 .750 1.234 88%
3 Willy Adames (MIL – SS)

54 12 7 18 0 .259 .365 14 4 0 8 14 .722 1.087 89%
4 Aaron Judge (NYY – CF,RF,DH)

45 11 6 14 1 .311 .354 14 2 0 3 18 .756 1.110 99%
5 Kyle Tucker (HOU – RF)

51 5 2 13 4 .333 .407 17 4 0 7 15 .529 .936 99%
6 Manuel Margot (TB – LF,CF,RF)

45 8 3 14 2 .333 .400 15 2 1 4 5 .622 1.022 16%
7 Mookie Betts (LAD – 2B,CF,RF)

46 15 3 8 1 .348 .415 16 1 0 6 1 .565 .980 99%
8 Tommy Edman (STL – 2B,RF)

52 12 0 6 6 .250 .361 13 2 1 8 8 .327 .688 96%
9 Yordan Alvarez (HOU – LF,DH)

49 11 5 9 0 .327 .468 16 1 0 13 13 .653 1.121 99%
10 Christian Yelich (MIL – DH,LF)

52 13 3 10 1 .289 .356 15 3 0 5 11 .519 .875 97%
11 Jose Ramirez (CLE – 3B,DH)

48 9 3 10 3 .250 .410 12 3 1 13 5 .542 .952 99%
12 Tim Anderson (CWS – SS)

49 11 3 4 2 .367 .404 18 1 0 0 3 .571 .975 97%
13 Rowdy Tellez (MIL – 1B,DH)

49 8 4 16 0 .286 .352 14 5 0 4 14 .633 .985 64%
14 Yadiel Hernandez (WSH – LF,RF)

45 7 2 12 1 .400 .426 18 5 0 2 10 .644 1.070 25%
15 George Springer (TOR – CF,DH,RF)

53 11 3 9 1 .302 .367 16 3 0 5 11 .528 .895 99%
16 Bryce Harper (PHI – DH,RF)

50 9 4 8 2 .240 .264 12 2 1 1 15 .560 .824 99%
17 Juan Soto (WSH – RF)

51 10 3 5 3 .255 .356 13 2 0 8 12 .471 .827 99%
18 Brandon Drury (CIN – 2B,3B,DH,LF,RF)

42 11 3 10 0 .333 .383 14 5 0 3 10 .667 1.050 6%
19 Austin Hays (BAL – LF,RF)

48 8 3 9 0 .396 .455 19 4 0 5 7 .667 1.121 56%
20 Pete Alonso (NYM – 1B,DH)

54 9 4 10 0 .296 .367 16 2 0 5 12 .556 .922 99%
21 Eric Hosmer (SD – 1B)

44 7 3 13 0 .341 .473 15 2 0 11 6 .591 1.064 79%
22 Harrison Bader (STL – CF)

51 9 2 6 3 .275 .333 14 1 0 5 5 .412 .745 29%
23 Byron Buxton (MIN – CF)

40 9 5 11 0 .225 .296 9 1 0 3 16 .625 .921 98%
24 Dansby Swanson (ATL – SS)

44 10 2 6 2 .318 .392 14 3 0 6 17 .523 .915 76%
25 Bo Bichette (TOR – DH,SS)

62 9 2 10 2 .258 .292 16 4 0 3 17 .419 .712 99%
26 Anthony Rizzo (NYY – 1B)

46 8 5 11 0 .239 .327 11 2 0 4 7 .609 .936 97%
27 Jeremy Pena (HOU – SS)

50 8 4 11 1 .220 .264 11 1 0 2 14 .480 .744 56%
28 Kolten Wong (MIL – 2B)

40 10 1 4 3 .325 .404 13 4 0 5 9 .500 .904 51%
29 Julio Rodriguez (SEA – CF,RF)

50 5 1 4 5 .280 .346 14 1 1 4 13 .400 .746 73%
30 Wilmer Flores (SF – 1B,2B,3B,DH)

48 8 2 14 0 .292 .386 14 2 0 7 9 .458 .844 42%
31 Josh Bell (WSH – 1B,LF)

47 10 2 9 0 .340 .436 16 4 0 8 6 .553 .990 96%
32 Randal Grichuk (COL – CF,DH,RF)

52 8 4 10 0 .269 .296 14 1 0 1 19 .519 .816 74%
33 Kyle Schwarber (PHI – 1B,DH,LF)

40 7 3 7 2 .275 .408 11 3 0 9 14 .575 .983 96%
34 Jesus Aguilar (MIA – 1B,DH)

48 7 3 10 0 .333 .429 16 3 0 8 13 .583 1.012 34%
35 Cedric Mullins II (BAL – CF)

55 12 2 4 1 .309 .367 17 6 0 3 9 .527 .894 98%
36 Giancarlo Stanton (NYY – LF,RF,DH)

41 5 4 11 0 .317 .375 13 0 0 5 11 .610 .985 97%
37 Jazz Chisholm Jr. (MIA – 2B,SS)

47 7 1 6 3 .298 .353 14 3 1 4 10 .468 .821 96%
38 Adolis Garcia (TEX – CF,DH,LF,RF)

47 6 2 11 2 .234 .260 11 2 1 2 15 .447 .707 68%
39 Andres Gimenez (CLE – 2B,SS)

47 5 1 11 1 .362 .375 17 3 1 1 7 .532 .907 26%
40 Jared Walsh (LAA – 1B,RF)

56 6 3 13 0 .268 .328 15 3 0 4 12 .482 .810 88%
41 Max Kepler (MIN – CF,RF)

43 6 4 9 0 .302 .388 13 2 0 6 8 .628 1.016 60%
42 Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL – RF)

36 3 2 5 4 .278 .366 10 2 0 4 15 .500 .866 99%
43 Ryan Mountcastle (BAL – 1B,LF,DH)

45 5 3 8 1 .311 .326 14 2 0 1 9 .556 .882 78%
44 Tommy Pham (CIN – LF,CF)

45 12 2 5 0 .311 .426 14 4 0 9 16 .533 .959 40%
45 Cesar Hernandez (WSH – 2B)

56 8 0 5 2 .339 .383 19 4 0 3 10 .411 .794 12%
46 C.J. Cron (COL – 1B,DH)

50 5 3 8 0 .340 .411 17 4 0 5 9 .600 1.011 95%
47 Paul Goldschmidt (STL – 1B)

51 8 2 6 0 .353 .450 18 4 0 9 14 .549 .999 98%
48 Ben Gamel (PIT – LF,CF,RF)

41 6 1 8 1 .366 .409 15 4 1 3 9 .585 .995 3%
49 Luis Gonzalez (SF – CF,LF,RF)

42 8 1 8 1 .310 .367 13 2 0 4 7 .429 .796 1%
50 Mike Trout (LAA – CF)

50 8 2 8 0 .300 .426 15 5 1 10 17 .560 .986 99%
51 Xander Bogaerts (BOS – SS)

52 9 1 4 1 .327 .407 17 2 0 6 10 .423 .830 99%
52 Freddie Freeman (LAD – 1B)

44 8 1 6 1 .318 .392 14 6 1 6 7 .568 .960 99%
53 Tyler O’Neill (STL – LF)

53 6 1 12 2 .189 .250 10 3 1 5 21 .340 .590 93%
54 Jordan Luplow (ARI – 1B,LF,CF,RF)

26 5 2 5 3 .192 .276 5 0 0 3 8 .423 .699 1%
55 Shohei Ohtani (LAA – SP,DH)

52 10 1 7 1 .250 .328 13 2 0 6 9 .346 .674 50%
56 Hunter Renfroe (MIL – CF,RF)

51 9 4 6 0 .196 .226 10 1 0 2 12 .451 .677 73%
57 Wander Franco (TB – 3B,SS)

53 8 1 5 2 .245 .298 13 1 0 4 7 .321 .619 99%
58 Charlie Blackmon (COL – RF)

54 8 2 6 1 .241 .281 13 4 0 3 8 .426 .707 80%
59 Andrew McCutchen (MIL – DH,LF) IL10

49 7 2 8 1 .225 .269 11 1 0 3 13 .367 .637 30%
60 DJ LeMahieu (NYY – 1B,2B,3B)

43 9 1 5 1 .279 .311 12 3 0 2 3 .419 .730 96%
61 Pavin Smith (ARI – 1B,LF,CF,RF)

38 4 3 9 1 .211 .302 8 1 0 5 13 .474 .776 8%
62 Gleyber Torres (NYY – 2B,SS)

38 4 3 10 0 .263 .293 10 1 1 2 5 .579 .872 67%
63 Jose Altuve (HOU – 2B)

22 7 3 3 0 .409 .519 9 0 0 5 3 .818 1.337 99%
64 Starling Marte (NYM – CF,RF)

54 6 1 8 1 .278 .328 15 4 0 2 8 .407 .735 99%
65 William Contreras (ATL – C)

12 4 3 6 1 .333 .467 4 0 0 3 3 1.083 1.550 1%
66 Sheldon Neuse (OAK – 2B,3B)

47 4 1 6 2 .298 .340 14 1 1 3 15 .426 .766 37%
67 Jon Berti (MIA – 2B,3B) IL10

29 4 2 4 2 .310 .394 9 1 1 3 7 .621 1.015 2%
68 Austin Riley (ATL – 1B,3B)

55 6 4 7 0 .218 .295 12 3 0 5 18 .491 .786 99%
69 Yandy Diaz (TB – 1B,3B)

43 8 2 5 0 .302 .444 13 1 0 9 4 .465 .910 29%
70 Randy Arozarena (TB – DH,LF,RF)

53 6 0 4 3 .264 .328 14 4 1 4 14 .377 .705 90%
71 Jorge Polanco (MIN – 2B,SS)

52 5 1 9 1 .269 .339 14 4 0 6 11 .404 .743 94%
72 Carlos Correa (MIN – SS)

42 6 1 8 0 .333 .364 14 3 0 1 8 .476 .840 96%
73 Luis Robert (CWS – CF)

33 5 2 6 0 .364 .400 12 1 0 2 6 .576 .976 99%
74 Colin Moran (CIN – 1B,3B)

29 3 2 14 0 .207 .257 6 0 0 3 5 .414 .671 1%
75 Bryan Reynolds (PIT – LF,CF)

39 8 2 3 1 .256 .408 10 2 0 9 10 .462 .870 92%
76 Nolan Arenado (STL – 3B)

52 4 2 10 0 .269 .345 14 4 0 6 5 .462 .806 99%
77 Tim Locastro (NYY – LF,CF) IL10

10 6 1 2 3 .200 .333 2 0 0 2 2 .500 .833 0%
78 Daulton Varsho (ARI – C,LF,CF,RF)

47 8 2 5 0 .277 .346 13 4 0 4 11 .489 .836 94%
79 Trevor Larnach (MIN – LF,RF) IL10

35 11 0 3 0 .371 .436 13 6 0 4 14 .543 .979 2%
80 J.T. Realmuto (PHI – C,1B)

39 9 1 3 2 .205 .311 8 2 0 6 11 .333 .644 99%
81 Owen Miller (CLE – 1B,2B)

43 10 1 6 0 .256 .346 11 3 0 7 12 .395 .742 67%
82 J.P. Crawford (SEA – SS)

47 6 2 3 0 .340 .404 16 3 0 5 12 .532 .936 85%
83 Alec Bohm (PHI – 3B)

49 7 1 5 1 .265 .321 13 2 0 3 10 .367 .688 50%
84 Leury Garcia (CWS – 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF)

29 4 2 6 1 .276 .267 8 2 0 0 6 .552 .818 1%
85 Bobby Witt Jr. (KC – 3B,SS)

42 5 1 3 2 .286 .318 12 2 0 1 6 .405 .723 91%
86 Jorge Mateo (BAL – 2B,SS,CF)

43 6 1 3 2 .256 .273 11 4 1 1 13 .465 .738 17%
87 Mike Zunino (TB – C)

27 4 3 8 0 .222 .300 6 0 0 3 9 .556 .856 12%
88 J.D. Martinez (BOS – LF,RF,DH)

44 3 2 7 0 .318 .318 14 5 0 0 12 .568 .886 98%
89 Brandon Lowe (TB – 2B,LF,RF)

46 8 2 3 1 .217 .308 10 3 0 4 15 .413 .721 94%
90 Trey Mancini (BAL – 1B,DH)

41 6 1 6 0 .317 .364 13 1 0 3 7 .415 .778 57%
91 Myles Straw (CLE – CF)

50 7 0 1 3 .240 .328 12 4 0 7 11 .320 .648 72%
92 Alex Bregman (HOU – 3B)

50 9 2 6 0 .200 .328 10 4 0 10 7 .400 .728 99%
93 Darin Ruf (SF – 1B,DH,LF)

49 4 1 5 2 .245 .327 12 0 0 6 10 .306 .633 2%
94 Ha-Seong Kim (SD – 2B,3B,SS)

41 6 2 8 0 .220 .319 9 4 0 6 11 .463 .783 29%
95 Chas McCormick (HOU – LF,CF,RF)

47 9 2 5 0 .213 .283 10 3 1 5 9 .447 .730 2%
96 David Peralta (ARI – LF)

42 4 3 8 0 .214 .320 9 1 0 7 11 .452 .772 9%
97 Jake Cronenworth (SD – 1B,2B,SS)

53 8 1 8 0 .226 .300 12 1 1 6 9 .340 .640 93%
98 Rafael Devers (BOS – 3B)

56 5 1 3 0 .357 .390 20 4 0 3 10 .482 .872 99%
99 Jose Iglesias (COL – 2B,SS)

46 7 0 6 0 .326 .367 15 4 0 2 3 .413 .780 3%
100 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR – 1B,DH)

51 5 2 8 0 .235 .322 12 2 0 6 9 .392 .714 99%

 

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