Chris Gingrich: Players on a tear


— In this week's column, it's back to baseball.

There are quite a few players who are on a tear right now in the big leagues, but I'll just focus on the ones who could be a valuable asset to your fantasy lineup.

Here are some players to keep an eye on:

• Shane Victorino, outfield, Philadelphia Phillies - This guy has had a great all-around performance in the past month.

He's posted a .330 batting average to go along with 28 runs scored, two home runs, 14 RBIs and nine stolen bases. That's pretty good for a guy who's been on most league waiver wires for the better part of a month after he started slowly.

• Jose Guillen, outfield, Kansas City Royals - He's posted four runs, three home runs and nine RBIs in the past week.

In his past 10 games, he's also raised his batting average 20 points from .246 to .266.

He still looks to be on pace to duplicate 2007's numbers of 99 RBIs and 23 home runs, so if he's in the free agent pool in your league, you should grab him.

• Alexi Ramirez, second Base/outfield, Chicago White Sox - In the past week, he has batted .458, scored five runs, hit two home runs and had seven RBIs.

For the season, he's hitting .295 with 16 RBIs, 16 runs and four home runs. Take his past week as evidence of how good he can be, and don't be shy about adding him to your lineup.

• Jonathon Sanchez, starting pitcher/relief pitcher, San Francisco Giants - For the season, he stands at five wins and three losses with an ERA of 3.70 and 75 strikeouts.

In the past month, however, he has added three wins with an ERA of 2.65 with 31 strikeouts in 37.1 innings of work. If you're in need of strikeouts, this is the man who can help you.

• Jorge Campillo, starting pitcher/relief pitcher, Atlanta Braves - In his two wins for the Braves, Campillo struck out 13 batters in 11 innings of work. With John Smoltz out for the season, look for Campillo to get more starts, strikeouts and wins.


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