The first month of the season is over. The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in the game, but which team(s) have some of the hottest hitters and pitchers?

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Who’s Hot?

1. Robinson Cano, 2B, Yankees: This guy is on fire. Cano finished the week with a .560 batting, clubbing four home runs in 25 at-bats. Cano single-handily won the Yankees tilt on Thursday. He hit two home runs in the Yankees, 4-0 victory. With Curtis Granderson heading to the disabled list, Cano and catcher Jorge Posada will be expected to pick up the slack. It’ll help if Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira start to hit, too.

2. Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox: Konerko helped pad his major league leading home run lead(11) with four more bombs this week. Konerko had a 1.219 slugging percentage and got on-base 52% of the time. With such a deep first baseman pool, Konerko flew under the radar big-time in drafts. Owners who bought low are receiving large dividends.

3. Barry Zito, SP, Giants: Zito is having a renaissance season so far. He added two more victories this week against formittable opponents, the Rockies and Cardinals. Zito struck out 15 hitters in 16 innings, turning in a 1.13 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. Zito is still available in 20% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, so see if you can still grab him.

Other Notables: Mariners pitcher, Cliff Lee made his 2010 debut on Friday night, striking out eight over seven innings without allowing a run. Diamondbacks second baseman, Kelly Johnson currently leads the National League in home runs(9).

Who’s Not?

1. Trevor Hoffman, RP, Brewers: The immortal Hoffman has looked more like an inexperienced rookie in 2010. He has covered only three saves in seven opportunities, including two blown saves against the Pirates this week. He carries a 13.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP. The Brewers seem committed to him, but you shouldn’t be anymore. Drop him.

2. Rickie Weeks, 2B, Brewers: Another Brewer makes my list. Weeks has gotten off to a nice start this season(four home runs) after having an injury-riddled 2009 campaign. However, Weeks struck out 15 times in 29 at-bats, turning in a .069 batting average. Keep him, but sit him on your bench until he regains form. There are enough options.

3. Rick Porcello, SP, Tigers: Porcello has gotten off to a rocky start in 2010. He is 2-2 with a 8.03 ERA in five starts. He was roughed up by both the Rangers and Angels this week, yielding 11 earned runs and 18 hits over nine innings.

Other Notables: Pirates first baseman, Garrett Jones has hit a bit of rough patch. Jones had a nice start to the season(three home runs during the first week), but he has fallen off. He hit .143 this week and hasn’t homered since April 23rd.