May 22, 2014
In his last three games, Edwin Encarnacion has exploded, hitting 14-for-15 with five home runs.
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Can you imagine if Encarnacion, fresh off his torrent of homers, was today dealt in your league for Brandon Belt, Brandon Phillips and John Axford? Most would try to block that trade, and that's why anyone who downgrades from a superstar like Puig or Encarnacion or Davis early in the year is almost always making an extremely shortsighted decision.

David Murphy has racked up three homers and six homers in his last five games.
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• Kyle Lohse dominated the Braves on Wednesday, holding them to a single run over eight innings while striking out eight. Lohse, who could have been purchased for a measly dollar in most preseason auction drafts, is one of many unsung pitchers having an usually awesome season. He has six wins, 54 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA in 67.1 innings; he's thrown exactly as many innings as Felix Hernandez this year, and has a lower ERA, a lower WHIP, more wins and 11 less strikeouts than Hernandez. Talk about a bargain.

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