By: Matt Jenkins
With power declining in baseball, finding home run hitters can be a little bit difficult for fantasy owners. When looking at fantasy baseball 2015 rankings, power needs to be pretty heavily considered in order to compete in the home run and RBI categories. Here is a look at the 5 best power hitters right now in the game.
People are obviously going to be pretty concerned about Cruz heading to Seattle and Safeco Field, but he led the majors in home runs a year ago. He seems to have a little bit of a career resurgence going on, and that should allow him to still be a power threat. He might not hit 40 again, but 35 is well within reach.
The Miami Marlins are banking on Stanton being the face of the franchise for the next several seasons after they signed him to a lucrative 13 year contract. The hope is that he will keep his power, which is the best in the game out of all the youngsters right now. He might have been able to hit 40 home runs or more last season if he was not injured late in the year. Expect him to compete for National League homerun titles every single year.
The reigning American League rookie of the year is just scratching the surface of what he could be able to do at the MLB level. In limited at-bats somewhat last year, he was still able to hit 36 home runs. He is someone who has been known for his power, and Chicago is hoping for even more success in 2015.
In fantasy baseball 2015 rankings, Trout is known as the best player in the game. It is going to be very difficult to obtain him in any draft, but he is a huge power threat. Some people do not realize that he was one of the top 5 home run hitters last year. That is not going to change, especially as he just now enters his prime.
Bautista had a bit of a resurgence last year for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was able to get back on track and stay healthy for the franchise. The team is going to be better on paper this upcoming season, and that means he could have more success as well.