If you had Adrian Gonzalez in your DFS lineup on Wednesday night then you are well aware of the start that the Dodgers’ slugger is off to in 2015, and probably also celebrating somewhere. In case you missed it, Gonzalez went from hot to hotter on Wednesday against the Padres. He went yard in his first THREE at bats during a 4-for-4 evening at the dish, en route to a 7-4 victory.
In the process, A-Gon became the first player to hit five homers in his first three games of the season, but he’s doing more than just hitting the ball out of the park. Gonzalez is 10-for-13 to start the season, good for an absurd batting average of .769. He has a pair of doubles to go with his five home runs and seven RBI, not to mention he’s crossed home plate seven times himself. Maybe even more ridiculous is Gonzalez’s 2.077 slugging percentage and his 2.846 OPS. All of these numbers are obviously tops in the National League.
Baseball fans have been waiting for this for a while from Gonzalez. Not necessarily a start THIS hot, but a big season in a big market. Although his batting average has climbed since his time in San Diego, Gonzo hit 30+ homers in his final four seasons with the Padres — including a 40 home run season — but hasn’t cracked more than 27 long balls in a season since.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Adrian is going to cool down just a bit from his flaming hot start. However, it will be interesting to see if Gonzalez has the ability to return to the type of feared power hitter he once was, seemingly just a short time ago. In the meantime, he’s probably a safe guy for me to recommend that you throw in your DFS lineup.
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