Stocks: Roy Oswalt up, catchers down

July, 20, 2012
7/20/12
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Our weekly stock report, as always, features players that are trending up and others who have struggled over the past week.

STOCK UP

Streaking
Roy Oswalt: After trending down with a couple of rough starts prior to the All-Star break, Oswalt bounced back in his last outing against the A's. He gave up one run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings in a Rangers' win.

Michael Young: The designated hitter appears to be climbing out of his slump. He has a six-game hitting streak and is hitting more balls to right field, a good sign for him.

STOCK DOWN

Slumping
Offense from catchers: Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba are both hitting just over .200. Napoli has three hits in his last eight starts and still hasn't found his comfort zone at the plate.

Josh Hamilton: After crushing opposing pitching in April and May, Hamilton has cooled. He batted .223 in June and is hitting .171 so far in July with three homers and five RBIs.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182