Welcome to the Fantasy Baseball Hitting Planner for Week 7! Each week, we try to point out the best set of hitters to target each week, so check back every Friday.
With just two weeks left in May and June right around the corner, the MLB season is starting to take shape.
After six weeks of the season, the Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers rank as the league’s worst pitching staffs.
On the contrary, the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, L.A. Dodgers and New York Yankees rank as the best.
As the season progresses these rankings will undoubtedly change, however, continuing to take advantage of struggling rotations is a strong strategy early in the season.
Fantasy Baseball Week 7 Hitting Planner
Teams with Most Total Games
- Detroit Tigers (7)
- Chicago White Sox (7)
- Cleveland Indians (7)
- Toronto Blue Jays (7)
- Oakland Athletics (7)
- L.A. Angels (7)
- Houston Astros (7)
- Colorado Rockies (7)
- Philadelphia Phillies (7)
- Miami Marlins (7)
- New York Mets (7)
- Milwaukee Brewers (7)
- St. Louis Cardinals (7)
- Arizona Diamondbacks (7)
Teams with Fewest Total Games
- New York Yankees (5)
- K.C. Royals (5)
- Minnesota Twins (5)
- Cincinnati Reds (5)
- Washington Nationals (5)
- Pittsburgh Pirates (5)
AL Teams Who Play Interleague Games at NL Parks (Lose DH)
- Baltimore Orioles
- Minnesota Twins
- New York Yankees
- Tampa Bay Rays
NL Teams Who Play Interleague Games at AL Parks (Gain DH)
- Cincinnati Reds
- St. Louis Cardinals
- Milwaukee Brewers
Best Hitter Matchups for Week 7
Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia
Utley is batting a putrid .118 on the season, but has shown signs of breaking out of his slump – recording a hit in four of his last six games.
In Week 7, Utley and the Phillies will take their talents to Colorado for four games, where they’ll the face the league’s worst pitching staff in one of the best hitting ballparks.
Assuming he does indeed get the call to the big leagues, Maikel Franco is great option if you need help at corner infield. He should be available on your waiver wire and is certainly worth an immediate add. Franco is one of the Phillies top hitting prospects and will be in a terrific hitting environment in Week 7.
Kole Calhoun, OF, L.A. Angels
Calhoun is likely a mainstay in your fantasy roster, but if he’s not he will be in Week 7.
Calhoun and the Angels play seven games against the Blue Jays and Red Sox – both of whom rank as the second and third worst pitching staff in baseball, respectively.
If you own any Angels, Week 7 is a great time to play them.
J.D. Martinez, OF, Detroit
Martinez, who has struggled of late, is starting to find his stroke again – recording seven hits in his last five games.
Martinez and the Tigers are on a seven-game home stand in Week 7 where they will host the lowly Brewers’ staff and the Houston Astros.
Just like the aforementioned Angels, the entire Tigers’ lineup is in play for Week 7 if you need them.
Nick Swisher, DH, Cleveland
Yes – he’s old (34, baseball years).
Yes – he’s hitting .200 on the season.
But let’s put things into prospective: He has played in just eight games this season and is returning from off-season knee surgery. Now presumably healthy, Swisher gets inserted into the middle of the Indians’ lineup where he should see a ton of RBI opportunities in Week 7.
The Indians will play four games against a Chicago White Sox’s pitching staff that ranks as the sixth worst in baseball – then finishes off the week at home against the Cincinnati Reds – both teams posing as favorable matchups for Swisher and the Indians.
Hopefully, our Week 7 Hitting Planner helps you to a successful week of Fantasy Baseball!
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