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12 Days Baltimore Orioles
Nate McLouth went 2-for-6 with two runs scored Friday against the Twins.
McLouth doubled and scored in a game-tying rally in the seventh and singled and scored when the Orioles finally went ahead in the 10th. The 32-year-old has thrived at the top of Baltimore's powerful lineup this season, scoring 28 runs in 31 games. Only Detroit's Austin Jackson (33 runs) has more.
19 Days Baltimore Orioles
Nate McLouth is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Friday, receiving a routine day off against left-hander Jason Vargas.
The 31-year-old outfielder has been on an absolute tear to begin the season, hitting .333/.431/.517 with three homers, 10 RBI and eight stolen bases. While he can't maintain this pace all season, the O's should be doing everything they can to get him in the lineup while he's hot. He needs to be started in all fantasy formats at this point.
20 Days Baltimore Orioles
Nate McLouth went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Angels.
McLouth owes an assist to Mike Trout, who had the ball deflect off his glove and over the center field fence. The 31-year-old is now hitting .333/.431/.517 with three home runs, seven doubles, 10 RBI, eight stolen bases and 23 runs scored in 25 games this season. Who knows how long it will last, but he should be owned in all fantasy formats.
24 Days Baltimore Orioles
Nate McLouth doubled and scored four runs in Sunday's loss to Oakland.
McLouth has reached base in 22 of his last 36 plate appearances. He entered the game fifth in the AL in on-base percentage (.434), sixth in walks (14), and is tied with Coco Crisp for second in the majors with eight stolen bases. McLouth will come back down to earth eventually, but he's off to an impressive start to the season. He finished 4-for-5 in the Orioles' extra-innings loss.
27 Days Baltimore Orioles
Nate McLouth went 2-for-5 with two RBI, two stolen bases, two runs scored and a walk in Thursday's win over the Athletics.
Not a bad way to fill up the box score. McLouth sparked a three-run third inning with an RBI single and later drove in a run on a fielder's choice in the sixth inning. Some dismissed him as a small sample size success story last season, but the 31-year-old is hitting .302 (19-for-63) in 19 games and is currently tied with Coco Crisp for second in the majors with seven stolen bases. He should be owned in deeper mixed leagues.
28 Days Baltimore Orioles
Nate McLouth went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, a steal and three runs scored Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.
McLouth is without a homer in 58 at-bats and he's driven in just two runs, but he's done a terrific job getting on base with his .293 average and 13 walks. He's also up to five steals now.