The month of April has been a disaster for Giancarlo Stanton until the Chicago Cubs came to Miami this past weekend. Stanton had batted just .167, no home runs and 12 strikeouts over his first 38 plate appearances this season. Then things got worse for Stanton as he had to miss six games because of a shoulder injury. Since Stanton has returned from that injury, he is on a tear. On Sunday afternoon, he went 3-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI, and three runs scored. Stanton’s first home run of the season came Saturday on his 65th at-bat. Now, he has blasted three in his past six at-bats. Look for Stanton to have a big year in 2013 despite a being in a weak Marlins lineup.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his fifth home run of the season on Thursday night in the Diamondbacks 3-2 victory over the Rockies. The homer gave Goldschmidt 18 RBI and 16 runs scored on the year, and he is now hitting .325 through 22 games. What's more impressive, Goldschmidt was hitting .357 against righties. Not only is Goldschmidt giving his fantasy owners solid production, but his hot start is definitely quieting the Goldschmidt's doubters. With Justin Upton now in Atlanta, Goldschmidt is the Diamondbacks' most feared hitter. The first baseman's power stroke has been on full display this week, as he has three extra-base hits and five RBI in his last three games.