Examining June's offensive leaders
July, 2, 2013
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
While Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was undoubtedly the most intriguing individual baseball story from June -- I hear they're getting his Hall of Fame plaque prepared this week -- there was actually one player who eclipsed him on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater: Congrats to Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis! Puig hit a monstrous .436 in June with seven home runs, 16 RBIs and four stolen bases, rendering comparisons to the greatest rookie debuts in history, but Kipnis was just a bit better from an overall fantasy perspective, hitting .419 with four home runs, 25 RBIs (wow!) and nine stolen bases. Let's just say both guys were great, and at this point, even I concede it's tough to sell high on either. It's a blast owning Puig, and isn't playing fantasy baseball supposed to be a blast?