Fantasy Baseball: Five Hottest Second-Half AL Central Hitters
Aug 12, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) is congratulated entering the dugout after scoring in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
Nobody is hotter than Kinsler these days.
He has a .386 batting average with a 1.015 OPS since the start of the second half of the season, but he has slashed an incredible .402/.431/.629 in the last 23 games. During that stretch, Kinsler has 14 extra-base hits, 13 RBI and 20 runs scored.
Although he went 0-for-7 in the first two games against the Royals this week, Kinsler responded with two hits and two key RBI on Wednesday to get his average back at .300 this season. He is slashing .300/.357/.426 with 40 extra-base hits, 52 RBI and 72 runs in 2015.