B.J. Upton's power, Guthrie's hot streak 

September, 10, 2012
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Tampa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. Upton smacked three solo home runs Sunday against the Texas Rangers, giving him 21 on the season. Upton is a pending free agent, and while he has generally been a reliable producer of homers and stolen bases, since 2009 he has also been a consistent batting average killer. Now 28, there's little reason to expect different no matter where he ends up in 2013.

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Brad Mills/US PresswireRicky Nolasco is second among all pitchers on the Player Rater over the past 15 days.
Miami Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco threw a four-hit shutout at the Washington Nationals on Sunday, striking out six and lowering his ERA to 4.40. Nolasco similarly shut out the Nationals two starts ago. Of course, he has angered fantasy owners with inconsistency in the past, and he remains risky for those that add him for his next outing against the Cincinnati Reds.

Kansas City Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie tossed eight shutout innings against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, allowing six hits and no walks, and he continues to help AL-only owners and those in deep formats. Since coming over from the Colorado Rockies, Guthrie boasts a 3.23 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 10 outings. He's readily available and enticing against the Angels next weekend.