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Paul Sporer

Paul Sporer

Sporer covers pitching for RotoWire. He also writes for Baseball Prospectus and publishes an annual guide on starting pitcher. In his spare time, he roots for the Tigers.

I'm filling for Dave Regan here at B&B. This week I have five offensive names surging of late, though you may have missed them, especially in your mixed league. Whether you are looking for an injury replacement or just want to ride the hot streak in place of your struggling star, these five bats bring a mix of skills across the diamond. I even found two catchers on fire in case you're tired of Victor Martinez (where he qualifies) or Brian McCann, who have underwhelmed thus far.

Brian Dozier, SS/2B (MIN)

Dozier ended May with a five-game hitting streak that also included his second home run of the ...

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