Fantasy Baseball: Five Hottest Second-Half AL Central Hitters

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Aug 11, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) hits a 2 run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Hosmer, Kansas City

Hosmer has been proving over the last month that maybe he should have been Miguel Cabrera’s replacement at first base for the All-Star Game. The 25-year-old leads the AL in hitting among batters with at least 50 at-bats since the break. He is slashing .402/.453/.629.

In his last 97 at-bats, Hosmer has 12 extra-base hits, including four home runs, 19 RBI and 22 runs scored.

This is the breakout season fantasy baseball owners were hoping for from Hosmer. The Royals first baseman is hitting .317 with 12 bombs, 65 RBI and 68 runs in 417 at-bats this year.