Fantasy Baseball: Five Hottest Second-Half AL Central Hitters

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Aug 9, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals batter Kendrys Morales (25) hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kendrys Morales, Kansas City Royals

Morales is probably the biggest surprise on our list. We could have gone with Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who is hitting .345 since the Mid-Summer Classic, but he doesn’t have a home run and only has two RBI in his last 58 at-bats.

The Royals designated hitter has 20 RBI since the break, which is sixth most in the American League and third most on our list. In the American League, Cabrera, Abreu, Morales, and Hosmer are all in the top 10 in RBI during the second half.

Morales is slashing .320/.374/.485 with 11 extra-base hits and nine runs in addition to those 20 RBI since the All-Star Game. Fantasy owners love that production.

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