Inter-league play has finally begun. The Mets and Yankees are playing three in Queens. The Minutemen are battling the Keepers of the Liberty Bell. The battle for Washington DC has begun. This is the beauty of inter-league play. But who has padded their stat sheet and contributed some weekly fantasy heroics?

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Who’s Hot???

#1 Jose Bautista, OF, Blue Jays: Jose Bautista is very quietly having a great week. He has mashed six home runs and driven in eleven runs. His 1.227 slugging percentage is easily tops among players with at least 15 at-bats this week. Bautista is only owned in 64% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, so get’em.

#2 Jonathan Broxton, RP, Dodgers: The Dodgers’ hard throwing righty has been over-powering hitters for the past week. Broxton was 4 for 4 in save opportunities. He allowed only one hit in these four appearances. You already know that JB is one of the best in the game. Enjoy his dominance.

#3 Cole Hamels, SP, Phillies: Hamels had a rough start to his 2010 campaign (2-2, 5.28 ERA), but has since turned in four quality starts. In those four starts, Hamels is 3-0 with 24 strikeouts in 26 innings. This past week, he defeated both the Brewers and the Red Sox, allowing only three runs in 13 2/3 innings. Ride the hot streak.

Who’s Not?

#1 Trevor Hoffman, RP, Brewers: I mentioned a few weeks ago that Hoffman was very droppable at this point. Well, if you haven’t gotten rid of him already, the time is now to give him the boot. Hoffman blew a save chance against the Reds on Tuesday and subsequently took the loss. His ERA for the season sits at an ungodly, 13.15 with five blown saves. Hells Bells obviously aren’t ringing too loudly in Milwaukee.

#2 Rickie Weeks, 2B, Brewers: Another Brew-Crew member makes the list. Weeks is in the midst of a 3 for 27 slump and is only hitting .225 this May. Many pundits(including myself) were counting on a big bounce back from Weeks this season. However, he has yet to come around. He has hit five home runs to go along with a .242 batting average this season.

#3 Jose Reyes, SS, Mets: Entering Saturday night’s contest, Reyes was in the midst of a 6 for 31 slump. He had only stolen one base during that stretch. In order for the Mets to be successful this season, Reyes needs to produce at a much higher clip than his current (.208/.256/.274) line.

Who has surprised you this season?