The baseball season is now close to a month old. One sixth of the way done. While the sample sizes are still rather small, we are also at the point that you need to cut some weight that is dragging you down. Today we will cover those players that just aren’t cutting it. Look, I get it. The team you drafted is the team you committed to to help you win a league championship. Cutting ties with them can feel like breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend. I am here to tell you that you owe nothing to these players. They won’t know if you drop them. Allegiances can be dangerous in the world of fantasy sports. I am here to tell you who it is okay to drop in most leagues. I promise that they won’t find out!
All of the recommended drops are owned in more than half of ESPN leagues. All of the suitable replacements are available in a half of leagues or less. This installment will cover the catchers and corner infielders. We will get to the middle infielders tomorrow, and the outfielders and pitchers later in the week! For deep league droppables, check out this post: http://fantasycpr.com/2014/04/21/fantasy-baseball-zack-cozart-tops-players-can-drop-even-deep-leagues/
Jason Castro, Astros: He is hitting just .071 against lefties. He isn’t hitting righties very well either, as his average stands at just .216. He will continue to get most of the starts for the Astros, but there is no reason he should for your ten or 12 team league.
Brian McCann, Yankees: McCann is just one of six catchers that are 100 percent owned. His .220 average and three homers don’t warrant 100 percent ownership. Let someone else ride the ship down. McCann’s numbers have been on the decline for the last two years anyway. He hasn’t shown any signs of changing that.
Carlos Santana, Indians: I will freely admit that I was high on Santana. At some point, we have to also admit that he is killing us with his .154 average, one homer, and three RBI. I won’t drop him unless I absolutely have to, but that point may be coming sooner than we think. If the groin is hampering his productivity, it won’t improve without some extended rest, which doesn’t seem to be on the horizon
Devin Mesoraco, Reds: He is riding a nine game hitting streak, and has three homers in just 29 at-bats. Did I mention his outstanding .483 batting average? The breakout is happening folks, and your opportunity to grab him is dwindling by the day.
Russell Martin, Pirates: Chris Stewart is back from the DL, but they won’t bench Martin until he deserves it. Yes, both of his homers came in the same game, but he is still hitting .283 with 11 RBI. You can do worse.