Fantasy Baseball: Five Hottest August Hitters in AL Central

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Aug 26, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) hits an infield single in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Francisco Lindor, Cleveland

Apparently hot fantasy baseball hitters doesn’t always translate into victories on the field. The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers have four of the five names on this list despite playing .500 ball or below in August.

In his first season in the big leagues, Lindor started slowly hitting just through his first 74 at-bats, but he has turned it on since early July.

During August, Lindor is hitting .387 with two home runs, 15 runs, 11 RBI and a .945 OPS. The shortstop has 11 multi-hit games in the month. Surprisingly, Lindor is still available in 60 percent of ESPN leagues, so if owners still need help at shortstop, check to see if the Indians rookie is available.