While the Major League Baseball season is young, in fantasy baseball terms we are already in Week 4. In the little time that has progressed since the first pitch has been thrown a list has been accruing of baseball players who have been total flops so far for their owners.
Below is a list of Top-10 Early MLB Busts: Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Prince Fielder and more. In fact, I am feeling so generous that I will mention more than ten. Most of these players should snap out of it before long while others will be major 2014 flops! Decipher for yourself who you think will be the ones that will bounce back and the players that won’t. The players that will bounce back are the ones that you will want to target from annoyed league owners in the hopes of obtaining them on the cheaper side. We only take a look at those owned in more than 75% of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues yet are rated as a far cry in draft day cost value compared to their fantasy point output so far.
If you have any questions on any particular player hit up the FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports experts over on the FORUM. Good luck! Now onto the Top-10 Early MLB Busts: Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Prince Fielder and more. Don’t forget to fill us in on the players that you will be targeting from disappointed owners in your perspective leagues.
Carlos Santana (97.6%, 18 fantasy points) – The Cleveland Indians decided out of spring training to make the 28-year-old Santana their primary third baseman in hopes of adding additional pop to their everyday lineup. The move so far has been a failure as it seems that playing defense has gotten into the young sluggers head and has negatively affected his offensive output.
Having averaged over 20 home runs, 75 RBI and 75 runs scored to go along with a .255 batting average over the past three years while qualifying at catcher made Santana a hot commodity on draft day, more-so in leagues that figure in OBP in some form or another as he also averages close to 100 walks annually.
Through nineteen games in 2014 though Santana has hit just 1 home run, knocked in 3 while hitting a very meager .136. The good thing to note though is that he has nearly as many walks (17) as strikeouts (18), so it is most likely more of a mental block than anything. Look for Santana to warm up as the weather does coupled with him getting a few more games under his belt at the hot-corner. He should end the season as a top-5 fantasy catcher.
Other busts so far – Salvador Perez (92.2%, 27 fantasy points)