Stay up late this week and catch a shooting star. For once I'm not talking about picking someone off waivers. Go outside around midnight on Wednesday night and you might see a real shooting star: The Perseid meteor shower will provide a show in north sky. Look left from the moon and below the constellation Cassiopeia -- it looks like a big "W" in the sky. Enjoy the show.
OK, now I'm going to talk about fantasy baseball. We have our own shooting stars -- guys that turn red-hot and then flame out suddenly. They are easy to spot in retrospect, only after their spectacular descents. While they are still cresting it's a much tougher call to predict sustainability. Let's sample players riding hot streaks or enjoying unprecedented success. Those that can maintain their fantasy value for the rest of the season are