After hitting a MLB record-tying 4 home runs in a single game on Tuesday night, Josh Hamilton could pretty much sit out the rest of the fantasy week and still bring home the W for fantasy owners. The Texas Rangers’ outfielder has already amassed an unthinkable 5 homers in his last six at-bats and is looking to have a record-breaking fantasy week as well. Hamilton’s 14 bombers this year is well ahead of what most people thought he would have, as he only hit 25 long-balls all of 2011.
Hamilton has really put to bed all the erroneous off-season rumors that he is not staying focused, as “Big Ham” appears to be the most focused thing in all of Texas. He is extremely disciplined at the plate and has severely limited his strikeouts numbers from last year. His raw home run power can lead a fantasy outfield for the whole season, especially since most players at the position do not hit 3 home runs in a week, let alone 4 in a single game.
Hamilton has all the confidence of head coach Ron Washington, so he is not afraid to swing for the fences on every at-bat. Hamilton has truly become one of the elite fantasy contributors in the MLB and is putting up exactly the kind of numbers that everyone thought Albert Pujols would be putting up. He is already in contention for the AL MVP, if not the front-runner for the prestigious award. However, if he keeps this type of performance up for the remainder of the season, he will have another piece of hardware to add to his shelf, a fantasy baseball MVP.