While I like to come up with witty original titles, I realize that today’s has already been played. So has “Cespedes For The Rest of Us”, another solid specimen. I tried to figure out a way to use the video game Centipede, but came up empty. So I decided I would just recycle. There’s no getting around it, today’s post needed to center on Yoenis Cespedes. With 139 points, no other batter has scored as many points as Yoenis in the last 28 days. During that stretch he has 15 homers, 34 RBIs and 28 runs scored. He leads all batters in all three of those categories. He even has 3 triples and 2 stolen bases. Cespedes is like a man obsessed. Obsesspedes! I’d love to know how many teams that have made the fantasy playoffs have him on their roster.

Only Edwin Encarnacion (1.377) has a PPPA greater than Cespedes (1.177). However Cespedes has had 28 more plate appearances. To put things in perspective, a PPPA greater than one is like an eleven on a scale of one to ten. Ryan Zimmerman qualifies as well with his 1.136 PPPA. And Bryce Harper (1.119), who now has 40 home runs, only has Zach Greinke in his way for NL MVP. Personally I hate the fact that a pitcher can win the MVP, but that’s how it works. Travis D’Arnaud sits at an even 1 PPPA. If healthy he’s definitely going to be a top 5 (possibly 3) catcher next season. Posey, Schwarber and D’Arnaud.

At this point the fantasy baseball season has ended for many of you. And for those of you that are in the finals, there aren’t very many moves to be made. But if you are looking for some players that have been hot and might help you out in these last two weeks, here are some players I’d recommend.

Mike Moustakas (0.988), Eduardo Escobar (0.947), Wilmer Flores (0.905), and Francisco Lindor (0.852)

Here is a full list of the top twenty batters over the last month:

Name AB R H HR RBI FPTS PPPA
Edwin Encarnacion 80 18 28 10 33 124 1.378
Yoenis Cespedes 110 28 35 15 34 139 1.178
Ryan Zimmerman 65 14 23 7 26 83 1.137
Bryce Harper 85 25 33 9 17 117 1.073
Travis d’Arnaud 76 12 27 6 22 85 1.000
Mike Moustakas 80 12 27 7 27 83 0.988
Josh Donaldson 96 20 32 5 28 105 0.981
David Ortiz 76 13 23 9 22 86 0.966
Joey Votto 78 23 26 6 15 112 0.966
Jonathan Lucroy 62 14 23 3 15 63 0.955
Eduardo Escobar 90 20 30 7 17 91 0.948
Franklin Gutierrez 51 11 17 6 14 53 0.930
Wilmer Flores 71 12 24 5 15 67 0.905
Jose Bautista 87 22 27 7 19 97 0.898
Michael Brantley 94 17 32 6 16 91 0.892
Ryan Braun 82 17 30 4 13 82 0.872
Nolan Arenado 111 19 33 10 24 99 0.861
Francisco Lindor 94 15 34 3 13 87 0.853
Michael Conforto 76 12 26 5 12 72 0.837
Mookie Betts 104 22 38 5 15 91 0.827

Have any of you actually seen The Human Centipede? Just thinking about the plot disgusts me. What kind of depraved mind could conjure up such a sadomasochistic concept? Some people just have really f-cked up thoughts. These same people frighten me, and they should frighten you. But with that said, if I had to be part of such an unfathomable experiment, I’d have no choice but to give up Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and my first round pick to be the person in front.