The baseball season is really flying by. It’s already Memorial Day and we’ve been playing for eight weeks! In the AL, Justin Morneau and Robinson Cano are off to flying starts. Ubaldo Jiminez armed with his 0.88 ERA and 97 MPH fastball, has been the best pitcher in the NL.

So after this past week, who could be joining these three in fantasy stardom?

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Who’s Hot?

#1 Adrian Beltre, 3B, Red Sox: Beltre had arguably the best week among hitters. Beltre hit .483 in 29 at-bats. In those 29 at-bats, he drove in 12 runs and smacked two home runs. Beltre is still available in 24% of leagues, so he’s a serviceable addition for a team who needs help at either the hot corner or utility spot.

#2 Mike Pelfrey, SP, Mets: The ‘Big Pelf’ posted wins over both the Yankees and Phillies this week. In 13 innings, Pelfrey only one run on nine hits while striking out ten. Pelfrey is now 7-1 on the season with a  2.54 ERA. Needless to say, but the Pelfster isn’t going to be available in many places.

#3 Johnny Cueto, SP, Reds: Cueto has gotten off to a flying start this year. He is 5-1 with a 3.25 ERA so far in 2010. He has 54 strike outs in 61 innings, showing he has big-time strike out potential. In the last week, Cueto defeated both the Pirates and Indians. In 12 innings, he gave up two runs and struck out 14.

Cueto has been a ‘feast or famine’ type of pitcher in his career. Coming into 2010, Cueto had a 20-25 record with a 4.61 ERA pitching in the NL Central. However, he has always had decent strike out numbers (7.6 K/9). Don’t expect the world from Cueto, but grab him if he’s available (34% of league) and ride the hot streak.

Who’s Not?

#1 Heath Bell, RP, Padres: The normally reliable Bell blew a save against the Cardinals on Wednesday, but was bailed out by a 13th inning Padre rally. Bell has been great this season (13 saves, 1.29 ERA) so take the blown save with a grain of salt.

#2 Wandy Rodriguez, SP, Astors: Wandy Rod had a rough week. He lost games against the Reds and Rays. The opposition scored 11 times in only nine innings against him. Wandy is now 2-7 on the season with a 5.37 ERA. We all know that the Astros are really, really bad, so it isn’t totally the pitcher’s fault. Wandy was likely one of the top 20 pitchers selected in draft so hang onto him.

#3 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox: This is the second time that Mr. Pedroia is ending up on the wrong side of a column. Peddie went 5 for 30 this week with only one extra base hit. His OBP was .242, so it seems like Mr. Beltre mitigated the damage of Pedroia’s bad numbers for this week.