2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 13 Drop List

by Joe Bond
2019 Fantasy Football Week 13 Drop List

As I sit here in the Houston airport waiting to for my connecting flight, I decided to spend the time to write the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 13 Drop List.

This is going to be a very abbreviated version and honestly, I have no idea if these players have been written about before but I'm going to write about the anyway. Look this isn't my normal post as I'm filling in for someone and I also am thinking about sitting on a beach soon drinking something with an umbrella in it. That's right an umbrella drink.

Anyway, let's get to the recommended players to drop.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 13 Drop List

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Nicholas Castellanos, 3B, Detroit Tigers

Castellanos is hitting for a solid average (.273) and the run scored are OK (43). However, the rest of his stats are leaving a lot to be desired.

Year-to-date he has hit just seven home runs and 26 RBI. With as many good third baseman as there are out there, he does not belong on rosters in standard 12 team leagues.

Adam Jones, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

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As a longtime O’s and Adam Jones fan this hurts me to say, but Jones is no longer an option in standard leagues. He started the season playing well, 11 home runs in the first two months. Jones also hit .275 or above in those months.

June has not been nearly as kind. He has just two home runs and is hitting .224. His strikeout rate is increasing, which could mean that the National League pitching is starting to catch onto Jones.

Keep an eye on him in case he gets hot again, he is a streaky hitter, but no need to make him an everyday player on your roster.

Yuli Gurriel, 1B, Houston Astros

I don’t get it, what are we waiting for here? Gurriel has been at best an average MLB player this season and a below-average fantasy player.

For the season Gurriel is hitting .265 with seven home runs, 38 runs and 35 RBI. That isn’t going to move the needle for any team in most leagues.

Go out and grab the latest hot hitter and hope they stick. If not get the next one and keep trying. It won’t be worse than holding Gurriel.

Chris Archer, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Before the season started I was a firm believer that Archer was overrated. The strikeout numbers have been nice over the past seasons, but a lot was trending in the wrong direction.

A small part of me held out hope mostly thanks to him performing rather well for Pittsburgh when he was traded there in 2018. I also read a lot about him still having the looks of an ace or near-ace. That ended convincing me enough to rank him rather high in my rankings.

Thankfully for me though I did not get a single share of him in drafts as he has been bad in 2019.

His season ERA sits at 5.56 and that comes with a FIP of 6.01, so there isn’t a lot of hope that things will get better. Archer is walking an ugly 4.65 per nine and allowing a lot of home runs. This explains a lot of his struggles.

I know some of you are holding out hope we see the Archer from the second-half of 2018 or even from 2017, but I wouldn’t be. Unless you can find a sucker in your league to buy him from you, I would just cut bait.

Want to see where these players rank at their position for the rest of the season? Take a look at the latest updated version of the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings

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