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Fantasy Baseball: NL OPS Leaders Since the All-Star Break

As I said on Friday, I like to take a look at the leaders in different categories since the All Star Break. Today, we bring you the NL OPS leaders since the All Star Break:

Player AB R H HR RBI BB KO SB BA OBP SLG K/BB OPS
Holliday, Matt LF STL 141 32 57 9 37 14 20 5 0.404 0.451 0.731 1.429 1.181
Gonzalez, Carlos OF COL 84 21 31 7 14 8 17 3 0.369 0.427 0.738 2.125 1.165
Reynolds, Mark 3B ARI 131 26 43 14 22 17 50 6 0.328 0.413 0.710 2.941 1.123
Dunn, Adam LF WAS 115 23 38 9 26 26 39 0 0.330 0.466 0.652 1.5 1.118
Tulowitzki, Troy SS COL 125 28 41 8 31 19 28 4 0.328 0.415 0.664 1.474 1.079
Ethier, Andre RF LA 141 26 50 7 27 17 21 1 0.355 0.438 0.631 1.235 1.070
Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD 126 22 40 9 21 26 20 0 0.318 0.429 0.619 0.769 1.048
LaRoche, Adam 1B ATL 107 18 36 8 20 14 26 0 0.336 0.410 0.626 1.857 1.036
Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS 129 30 41 11 30 16 21 1 0.318 0.391 0.643 1.313 1.034
Lee, Derrek 1B CHC 132 23 43 7 27 22 31 0 0.326 0.419 0.614 1.409 1.033
Ramirez, Hanley SS FLA 140 28 54 5 25 11 31 11 0.386 0.442 0.579 2.818 1.020
Fowler, Dexter CF COL 94 21 31 1 12 20 30 6 0.330 0.447 0.553 1.5 1.001
Blanks, Kyle 1B SD 105 20 30 9 17 15 39 1 0.286 0.395 0.600 2.6 0.995
Fukudome, Kosuke RF CHC 111 19 35 4 18 23 24 0 0.315 0.433 0.550 1.043 0.982
Lee, Carlos N. LF HOU 136 20 45 8 30 12 10 1 0.331 0.386 0.596 0.833 0.981
Braun, Ryan J. LF MIL 146 27 45 10 31 10 16 4 0.308 0.361 0.616 1.6 0.977
Jones, Garrett 1B PIT 135 20 41 10 22 13 32 4 0.304 0.365 0.607 2.462 0.972
Howard, Ryan 1B PHI 132 26 39 10 33 17 46 1 0.296 0.373 0.591 2.706 0.963
Montero, Miguel C ARI 117 17 38 7 24 3 21 0 0.325 0.342 0.607 7 0.949
Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC 101 17 30 6 21 12 19 0 0.297 0.383 0.555 1.583 0.937

I have included a column for K/BB ratio to see if these OPS leaders can sustain their performance till the end of the year. The K/BB ratio is a good indicator of how successful a hitter can be over the course of a season. A K/BB ratio over 1 indicates that the hitter strikes out more than once for every walk he take. Mark Reynolds, for example, strikes out almost 3 times for every walk he takes.

Another hitter who is surprising on this list is the Rockies OFer Carlos Gonzalez. In fact, CarGo was involved in the trade that sent the OPS leader, Matt Holliday, from the Rockies to the A's in the offseason. Gonzalez is starting to show signs of the potential the Rockies saw in him when they traded for him. Can he keep it up?

A couple other guys that stand out are Miguel Montero, Garrett Jones, and Kyle Blanks. These are hitters that were not drafted in many drafts this year, but who have performed well at the plate, but who have a high K/BB ratio. We'll take another look at the OPS leaders at the end of the season.