Here are 10 fantasy hitters who really helped their teams in the month of June
10. Hanley Ramirez .298-4-25-17-9
While none of these numbers jump out at you, Ramirez contributed across the board last month. And those 9 SB were the fourth-highest in MLB. Some might prefer Carl Crawford here, and their months were very similar, but I preferred Ramirez’ 11-RBI edge to Crawford’s 2-SB lead.
9. Brandon Phillips .373-2-7-22-3
Yes, the HR and RBI numbers were nothing to get excited about. But Phillips finished in the top 10 in both AVG and R. And since people think I am too negative about Phillips in general, I thought I would recognize his fine month.
8. Rafael Furcal .362-3-16-21-4
After missing most of May with a strained hamstring, Furcal had an outstanding month in June. While some observers thought his defense suffered, Furcal showed no signs of the hamstring slowing him offensively.
7. Adrian Gonzalez .363-7-23-14-0
He finished in the top 10 in each of the Triple Crown numbers, which made up for the bagel in SB
6. Dustin Pedroia .374-4-16-19-6
His fine month was cut short when Pedroia broke his left foot while fouling a ball off on the 25th. The previous day he had a 5-for-5 game with 3 HR and 5 RBIs.
5. Adrian Beltre .376-7-19-19-0
The difference between fourth and eighth on this list is very small in my opinion. You could make a case for any order and I would not disagree with you.
4. Vladimir Guerrero .356-6-24-22-0
In early June I turned down an offer of Guerrero for Ubaldo Jimenez. Since that team needs offense, I think I might have screwed up.
3. Chris Coghlan .377-3-13-30-2
He led all hitters in runs scored in June and finished fourth in AVG.
2. David Wright .404-6-29-20-4
After posting a 37.1 K% in May, Wright was down to a more manageable 24 percent rate last month. He had a .486 BABIP for the month of June along with a .475 wOBA and a 202 wRC+.
1. Josh Hamilton .454-9-31-23-3
As great as Wright was in June, Hamilton was better. He led MLB in both AVG and RBIs, finished 2nd in HR and 5th in R. He was touted as a buy candidate here in early May and I hope you were able to add him to your team.
Honorable Mention – Crawford, Reyes, Boesch, Sanchez, M. Ramirez