Even though he has been considered among the best players in the league over the last seven years, there has always been a what-if factor surrounding Troy Tulowitzki. What if he could just stay healthy for an entire season? Would he be an MVP? Could he lead the downtrodden Rockies back to the playoffs? Would he be mentioned alongside Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera when rattling off the game's very best hitters?
We're seeing the answers to that big what if? this year. Tulo had a monster March/April, hitting .364/.477/.727 with seven homers and 22 RBI. He kept that rolling in the first week of May, slashing .609/.643/.957 with a pair of jacks, nine RBI and 10 runs scored. It was more than enough to make him the top player in the SI.com Weekly Power Rankings for May 1-7.
These rankings highlight the 30 best players in fantasy baseball from the previous week, not going forward. This might shine a light on a few players owners may not know about who are on a hot streak, potentially worth picking up to slot into the utility spot for a week or so, or help owners make decisions regarding a trade. All stats are from games played from May 1 to May 7.