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2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Drop List: Thirty Game Trial


Hey there Fantasy friends and foes. Welcome back to the Fantasy Six Pack Weekly Drop List.

Well, here we are. There are approximately thirty games left to go on the 2018 season. Since you are reading this, I have to assume that you are still in the playoff hunt. Thanks for coming back and reading our advice. More importantly, GOOD LUCK!

We are now in the middle of a thirty game trial for MLB players and fantasy owners. Do you have enough to make it to the playoffs? Which players will step up? Which players will fold under the pressure of a pennant race? Will fantasy owners make the correct call in their rosters and lineups?

Well, I am here to help you. I came up with three players that you can let go of on your roster immediately in my 2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Drop List. Fantasy owners can now go to the waiver wire and pick up a player that leads them to the title. Who are these players? Tyler Gettmann has been giving up great advice all season on who to pick up, find out who he suggests in his latest, 2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Waiver Wire: Players Weekend.

2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Drop List

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Dylan Bundy, SP, Baltimore Orioles

After posting a 13-9 record with 152 strikeouts in 169.2 innings last season, Dylan Bundy was looked upon as a sleeper this season. Unfortunately, Bundy has been nothing better than mediocre for fantasy owners this season.

He had a good start of the season but has been on a steady decline starting July. He has allowed multiple home runs in 10 of his 24 starts, and 33 overall (most in the AL).

Bundy (7-13, 5.37 ERA) has been awful over his last seven starts. He has posted a 1-4 record and an 8.67 ERA during that span. Additionally, over four starts in August, he’s gone 0-3 with a 9.74 ERA. He has only three quality starts in ten appearances.

During the onset of the season, you can count on Bundy providing an encouraging performance sandwiched between horrible starts. The stats dictate that he has very few quality starts lately and can not be relied upon as owners chase the playoffs.

Carlos Martinez, P, St. Louis Cardinals

Carlos Martinez, who was on the disabled list for the third time this season, returned to find out that he will serve out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season. Martinez spent the first two seasons (2013-14) as a reliever.

This seems to be the right move for the Cardinals, even with their bullpen holding a 1.86 over 77.1 innings while only giving up eight homers in August. Martinez can fill in a variety of roles and might even strive in this limited capacity especially with the myriad of injuries he has suffered this season.

Their rotation is stacked and there is no reason to push Martinez back into a rotation spot after missing so much time with injuries. Actually, the Cardinals probably brought him back too early from a strained lat muscle which started this roller-coaster season for Martinez.

While the move to the bullpen helps the Cardinals fight for their playoff lives, this does not help Martinez fantasy owners. This was a lost season for owners who took Martinez hoping for a reliable starting pitcher on a playoff team. If you have not cut bait already, it’s time now.

Jake Bauers, 1B/OF, Tampa Bay Rays

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Jake Bauers, 22, was the Rays’ No. 5 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and he was having a solid season for the Bulls. In 52 games, he is hitting .279/.358/.426 with five homers and 24 RBIs. He was recalled from Triple-A Dunham on June 7.

After a hot start, Bauers has cooled off considerably. He was in the midst of a 1-for-34 slump when recorded his first multi-hit game since July 23 this past week.  Since the All-Star break, Bauers is hitting .155/.278/.291 with four homers and 17 RBI with 42 strikeouts in 110 at-bats.

Currently, he is hitting .207/.326/.402 with nine homers and 35 RBI while striking out 75 times in 241 at-bats. He has been hot and cold all season. With his latest cold spell, he has made himself not rosterable as we head into the last month of the season.

Check out the rest of our 2018 Fantasy Baseball content from our great team of writers.

About Dennis Sosic

Dennis Sosic is from Cleveland, Ohio and a HUGE sports fan including NFL (GO BROWNS!) and college football (GO BUCKEYES!) MLB (GO TRIBE), NBA (GO CAVS!) and MMA. He has been called a Sports Geek by friends and foes alike and that fits him perfectly. He has been competing in fantasy sports, mainly fantasy football and baseball for over 20 years. Please do all of us a favor and follow Dennis @ CALL_ME_SOS.

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