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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Drop List


We are now a week into the second half of the 2019 Fantasy Baseball season. It’s time to drop that dead weight!

Injuries continue to pile up and MLB Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching.

We have already seen Andrew Cashner get traded to the Boston Red Sox, Homer Bailey sent to the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago Cubs acquire veteran catcher Martin Maldonado with Willson Contreras landing on the injured list.

Pay close attention to the rumor mill and be proactive in making moves to stay one step ahead of your competition!

2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Drop List

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Dee Gordon, 2B/SS/OF, Seattle Mariners

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Nearly half of Dee Gordon’s counting stats have come from the first 30 games of the season. He hit .300 in March/April but in May, June and currently in July has hit in the .230’s.

Gordon stole eight bases in the first 30 games, and just eight since.

He scored 12 runs in Mar/Apr and has crossed the plate just 25 on the season.

Part of the problem might be that he is no longer hitting two ground balls for every fly ball. When you are a speed guy, hitting the ball on the ground is your best bet. Gordon’s FB% is currently 28% compared to 21% for his career.

I can’t for the life of me understand why he is 71% owned on Yahoo!

Nomar Mazara, OF, Texas Rangers

Rumor has it that the Rangers were considering sending Mazara down to the Minors instead of Willie Calhoun.

In three of the last five weeks, Mazara has posted a wRC+ below 30, including a -29 to end June.

In that same time span, his strikeout rate has been as high as 52% and twice more above 30%.

We all know Mazara has tremendous power, with one of the longest home runs ever recorded in Statcast history, but he has hit just 12 homers this year. He has not hit a home run since hitting three between June 21/22.

All of his numbers are right at his career averages so I think what we have here is we know exactly who Nomar Mazara is. A guy that will hit 20 home runs, drive in 70 runs, scored 60 runs and hit .260 with a .315 OBP.

He is on pace to hit 20 home runs for a fourth straight season, but you can find eight more home runs from numerous other OF eligible player in Fantasy, who can help in other categories as well.

Joey Gallo, Shin-Soo Choo and Hunter Pence are all back in the Texas Rangers lineup and with Danny Santana and Delino DeShields producing, we might see Mazara get extra days off in the coming weeks.

Wil Myers, 3B/OF, San Diego Padres

Myers has not started a game for the Padres since July 4th. The Padres prefer to roll out a combination of Franmil Reyes, Hunter Renfroe and Josh Naylor in the corner outfield positions. Manuel Margot owns center field, despite a .240 batting average.

Myers doesn’t play against left-handed pitching and can’t hit righties.

His 36% strikeout rate is terrible…even for him!

Marco Gonzales, SP, Seattle Mariners

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Gonzales has seen his SIERA creep up to 5.10, despite decent June numbers.

Among the 72 qualified starting pitchers, according to FanGraphs, Gonzalez owns the 14th worst ERA and 16th highest WHIP. Add to that the 8th lowest K% and you get a pitcher that should not be on your roster for more than a streaming start against the perfect opponent.

His next start is against the Texas Rangers on July 22nd.

Compared to his career numbers his K% is down and he is allowing more fly balls instead of generating groundouts.

Six of his last 10 outings were not quality starts.

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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