Fantasy Baseball: Five Hottest August Hitters in AL Central

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Aug 25, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley (23) watches his two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Brantley, Cleveland

Brantley isn’t hitting nearly .500 like Cabrera, but fantasy owners will take his .407/.462/.617 slash line in 81 at-bats this month. He also has three home runs, 16 RBI and 14 runs scored.

The hot month has pulled the left fielder into the batting title conversation with a .320 average. As of Aug. 28, Brantley is five points behind teammate Jason Kipnis for the batting title crown although Cabrera will take over with his .367 average once he has enough at-bats.

Brantley also has 11 home runs, 72 RBI, 55 runs and a .875 OPS in 438 at-bats during the 2015 season.