Mark Trumbo Continues Torrid Pace


I think it is safe to say that Mark Trumbo was underestimated going into fantasy drafts this year even after a solid 2011 campaign. Trumbo continued his torrid pace this season as he hit two three-run homers and had his second multi-homer game in his past five games on Sunday. He has 14 home runs while driving in 39 runs this season.

Geoff Bloom


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Trumbo has gone 8 for 35 (.229) with four homers and 13 RBI through nine games in June as he continues to be a solid run producer for the Angels. He has become an everyday player for the Angels and is already almost halfway to his power numbers from last year. Trumbo is a solid option in the majority of fantasy formats.

In other fantasy news from Sunday…..

  • Tim Lincecum struggles continued on Sunday as he took another loss. He allowed five runs over 5.2 innings against the Rangers. The Giants lost both of Lincecum’s starts last week, making it eight in a row and 11 of 13 overall.
  • Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 17 on Sunday with a single. He has raised his average to .293 and has recovered nicely from his slow start earlier in the season.
  • Jordan Zimmerman had another solid outing on Sunday against the Red Sox. He has been a little unlucky with run support, but with a 2.91 ERA he and 56 strikeouts in 77.3 innings, he is a solid fantasy option in all formats.
  • Troy Tulowitzki (groin) could be activated from the disabled list Friday, but the Rockies want to see him do more baseball activities this week. He’s expected to begin a rehab assignment sometime this week.
  • Melky Cabrera (hamstring) is expected to return to the Giants’ starting lineup Tuesday. He missed the weekend series against the Rangers.
  • Drew Stubbs fantasy owners can breath easier today as it appears that he is close to returning the Reds lineup.
  • Colby Rasmus hit another home run as part of a three-hit day Sunday. He’s finally swinging the bat better and is batting .308 in June with two home runs.
  • Andrew Cashner was sent down to Double-A San Antonio following his start Saturday. Cashner needs to be stretched out and will return to the Padres rotation in a few weeks.