All Tulo did in the last seven days was go 14-for-23 with two homers, nine RBI and 10 runs scored. Is that good? If he just stays healthy for the whole season, we might finally see a stat line worthy of one of the most talented players in the game.
Tulowitzki isn't the only one doing work in Colorado. CarGo had quite the week himself, going 12-for-26 with two homers, seven RBI, seven runs scored and a .462 OBP. As we will soon see, they've had plenty of help from their friends, as well.
Arenado is developing into a star, with the bat and especially with the glove, right before our eyes. He's on a 27-game hitting streak, and went 10-for-26 with two homers and 11 RBI over the last seven days.
It wasn't the greatest week for pitching, though Lester had one of the singular great performances -- hitting or pitching -- of the week. He tossed eight shutout innings against the A's, allowing just one hit and striking out 15 in a 6-3 win.
Arroyo was one of the few starting pitchers to win twice this week, earning himself inclusion in the power rankings for the first time this season. He threw 14 1/3 innings, didn't allow an earned run and gave up just eight hits in wins over the Padres and Brewers.
We're used to seeing a Miami pitcher in the power rankings, but it's someone other than Jose Fernandez this week. Koehler didn't allow a run in 15 innings against the Dodgers and Mets last week, surrendering just five hits and three walks while striking out nine.
The Twins have been a surprisingly potent offensive team, and Dozier is right at the center of it all. He went 9-for-31 with a homer, five RBI, five steals and six runs last week. While he's hitting just .234 on the season, he's contributing to the counting stats, as he has eight homers and 11 steals, along with a .359 OBP.
Stubbs has made the most of his regular playing time with Michael Cuddyer on the DL. Last week, he went 9-for-18 with a homer, two steals and eight runs scored. It appears Cuddyer will still be out for some time, so those of you in deeper leagues might want to consider kicking Stubbs' tires.
Marte was in need of a big week and he got one, going 13-for-34 with a home run, four steals and a .432 OBP. He also starred in two walkoff wins for the Pirates. The first was your garden variety walkoff homer.
Puig had another strong week, going 11-for-26 with a homer, seven RBI, three steals and a .516 OBP. He also added two of the best bat flips of the season -- one on his homer and the other on a routine fly out to center field. The Puig Experience rolls on unabated.
Scherzer predictably dominated the Astros in his only start over the last seven days, striking out nine in eight scoreless innings. He's now 4-1 with a 1.72 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 5/1 K/BB ratio this year.
Jimenez had his best start as a member of the Orioles last week, striking out 10 Twins in 7 1/3 shutout innings. He gave up just three hits and didn't walk multiple batters for the first time this season.
Rodney made four appearances in the last week, surrendering nary a run and striking out five en route to four saves. You can never be too sure with him, but he has been a lockdown closer thus far this season.
Our fifth and final Rockie this week makes checks in at No. 20. Blackmon went 9-for-29 with two homers, seven RBI, seven runs and a steal last week. We've seen enough of him to believe in the breakout.
Alvarez blasted two homers last week, drove in eight runs and picked up -- what is for him -- a rare steal. That he went 10-for-35 with a .375 OBP while doing his usual damage was an unexpected boost for his owners.
Francisco has always had legitimate power, and he flashed it over the last week, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs. He's not worth adding, however, unless you are in a very deep mixed league.
Jennings went just 8-for-33 with a .286 OBP last week, but he made his hits count. He had three homers, two steals and six runs, and now has four homers and six swipes to go along with a .269/.358/.462 slash line.
Frazier posted an all-around strong week for the Reds, going 8-for-24 with a homer, seven RBI, five runs and a stolen base. He has shown some signs of life and is well worth rostering in deep mixed leagues.
The 35-year-old Buehrle became the first pitcher to win six games this year with a pair of W's last week. He first held the Royals to two earned runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings, then shutout the Phillies across seven innings, allowing just three walks. He's 6-1 with a 1.91 ERA and 1.17 WHIP this season.
Cueto went eight strong innings in his lone start last week, a win over the Brewers. He allowed two runs -- both on solo homers -- and three hits, striking out 10 and walking one. In the process, he became the first Reds pitcher in 70 years to go at least seven innings in his first seven starts of the year.
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