Fantasy Baseball: Prince Fielder and the All-April Bust Team

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We are officially one month into the fantasy baseball season and many owners are left scratching their heads and wondering what went wrong.

I’m that way in one league as I have a stacked team on paper, but for one reason or another, many of my superstars have gotten off to poor April starts.

Apr 18, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Carlos Santana (41) walks off the field after popping out to end the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

There’s good news though.

Fantasy baseball is a marathon, not a sprint.

With that being said, let’s take a look at a bunch of guys who should rebound from poor April starts. While their current numbers may not suggest it, most of the following players you should have your eyes on as good buy-low candidates.

With that being said, let’s look at fantasy baseball’s biggest disappointments after the first month of the season as I unveil my All-April Bust team.

C- Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians, .151/.313/.280, 3 HR, 9 RBI

Santana made the switch to third base for the Tribe, but still has catcher eligibility.

That looked great coming into the season as Santana would be in the lineup more often and big numbers were expected. That’s big because his numbers would represent an average third baseman, but should make him one of the top tier catchers in the game.

What we did not expect throughout the first month was a .151 batting average and a .280 slugging percentage.

For most of April Santana has looked lost at the plate, but things may be picking up.

On April 27, Santana was batting .122, the worst in the majors. But after back-to-back games with home runs and three RBIs, he’s could be closing his buy-low window as it looks like he may be coming out of his funk.

Santana has a career OPS of .804 and is far below that right now (.610), which should provide owners a little bit of hope.

Regardless though, there is no more disappointing catcher in the game so Santana’s inclusion on this team was an easy choice.

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