Upton was a monster over the last week, though he narrowly earned the top spot in the weekly power rankings. He hit four homers, drove in eight runs, and scored six of his own, but it was his .593 OBP that gave him the crown for Week 2.
Freeman continues to rake for the Braves, belting two homers and driving in eight runs over the last week. He also crossed the plate eight times and put up a .464 OBP. It becomes clearer by the day that he was underrated during draft season.
Donaldson owners nervous about his slow start can breathe a little easier after what he has done in the last seven days. The Oakland third baseman has looked like his 2013 self, racking up three homers and eight RBI along with a .364 OBP.
We're just five spots into the weekly power rankings, and we've already seen our third member of the Braves. Santana pitched eight shutout innings against the Mets on April 9, allowing just three hits and striking out six in his first start last, then followed that up with a six-inning, one-run, 11-strikeout performance against the Phillies.
Cashner made the best of the young season on April 11. He tossed a one-hit shutout against the mighty Tigers, striking out 11 and walking two. He followed that up with seven 1/3 innings against the Rockies, giving up two runs and striking out five on April 16. He's developing into a legitimate top-of-the-rotation starter right before our eyes.
Beltran has taken well to being back in the American League, the first time he's played there since leaving the Royals, his original organization. He banged out three homers and drove in five runs last week, putting up a .526 OBP in the process. His home run total could get a boost this year thanks to the environs of Yankee Stadium.
Young wreaked havoc on the basepaths last week, swiping five bases and scoring 11 runs. He was able to do so much damage thanks in large part to a .424 OBP. If he can get on base with consistency, he can be a regular starter in fantasy leagues.
After a slow start, Votto rebounded with three homers, six RBI and six runs in the last week. He also had a .519 OBP and is already on his way to leading the league in OBP for the fifth-straight season. He's a true middle-of-the-order hitter, but he could probably make himself the league's best leadoff man if he needed to.
Ramirez filled up the stat sheet in the last seven days to earn his way into the rankings. He had two homers, six RBI, six runs and a steal. He got some style points, too, as one of his jacks was of the walkoff variety.
I'm on the record in multiple places on SI.com as believing that this is the year Stanton will cross the 40-homer mark. He made significant progress in the last week, drilling three shots and driving in nine runs. His OBP left something to be desired, but his owners probably aren't complaining so long as he's leaving the yard with regularity.
Everyone was all over Billy Hamilton for their speed needs this draft season, but Gordon has proven himself an extremely affordable fallback option. He has likely been owned in your league for some time now, and you almost certainly can't grab him after he swiped seven bags in the last week.
If you're thinking about adding Rasmus now, you're too late. We've all seen what he does when he gets hot, but you'll likely be buying in at the end of the streak. For those of you who rode the wave of the last week, congratulations on your three homers, five RBI and five runs scored.
We'll take a look later this week at how the 31-year-old journeyman Chavez has been one of the best pitchers in the first month of the 2014 season. For now, he'll have to content himself with making his debut in the weekly power rankings. He didn't get a win last week, but allowed just two runs on 10 hits while striking out 18 and walking none in 14 innings.
Unlike Darvish, Leake probably won't make many appearances in the weekly power rankings. He deserves it this week, though, after winning two games and giving up three runs on nine hits in 14.2 innings. He also posted an 11/2 K/BB ratio.
Price shut down the Reds in his only start last week, allowing one run on four hits and striking out 10 in 8.1 innings. He had a shutout through eight, but allowed a solo homer to Joey Votto in the ninth. He has 22 strikeouts against two walks in 21.2 innings this season.
The Brewers have been among the biggest surprises in the league this year, but the fact that Ramirez continues to hit cannot be considered the same. He had two homers, six RBI and a .379 OBP last week, and he even stole a base. He’s still a reliable fantasy third baseman.
Uribe has carried his surprising 2013 season right into 2014, hitting .379/.379/.621 thus far. Last week, he had two homers and four RBI. While he can be a useful fantasy player, he's not going to keep this up while posting an indefinable (14/0) K/BB ratio.
Ryu picked up his second win of the season in his only start last week. He pitched seven shutout innings in Arizona, allowing just two runs and a walk while striking out eight. Ryu kept the Diamondbacks completely in check, retiring 18 of the final 19 batters he faced.
Dozier had a big week for the Twins, hitting three homers, scoring seven runs, and driving in five. He's still widely available in fantasy leagues, and given the production he can put up from the second base position, he might be worth a look.
Lynn helped to end the Brewers' nine-game win streak by shutting them out across seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out 11. He did walk three batters, but he had issued just one free pass in his previous two starts. Lynn is consistently overlooked in St. Louis, but he has been a reliable producer since becoming a regular in the rotation.
Heyward is the fourth and final Brave in the power rankings this week. He had a .414 OBP with a homer, three steals, five runs and three RBI. He got off to a terrible start this year after a 2013 season that was marred by injury, but this could be the start of a breakout.
Gomez continues to hit everything in sight, belting a pair of homers last week. He's slashing .333/.391/.632 with four roundtrippers on the season.
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