Is Cameron Maybin Getting It?

Jul 24, 2011


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Cameron Maybin is in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak that has allowed his average to climb twenty points from .259 to .279. His boost in average has been aided by his five multi-hit games during the stretch. Maybin has scored in all but one game (ten runs over all) during the stretch, which accounts for over 20 percent of his runs scored on the season.
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Maybin hasn’t been contributing in the power department as he only has one home run and six RBI over the hot streak, but his owners have been more interested in his .405 average and his nine stolen bases. He has swiped a bag in all but two games during the streak, and those nine account for over 40 percent of his season total.
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He obviously can’t keep this type of tear up, but can he continue to provide for fantasy owners?
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Maybin’s success hasn’t been limited to those nine games. He had mixed results in April hitting .239, but picking up six stolen bases. From there his average grew to .263 for May. He only stole one base though. In June he really started to put it together batting .288 for the month with four stolen bases. It was his third straight month with double-digits runs scored, but he was far from a must-start for fantasy baseball owners.
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Then came July.
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Maybin is hitting .324 for the month with 13 runs, six RBI, and nine stolen bases. Now that he’s contributing in three categories, especially a vital category like stolen bases, it’s hard not to have him in your fantasy lineup.
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His hot streak won’t last forever, but you owe it to yourself to keep using him while he’s red hot.
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