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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Drop List: Catcher’s Edition


It’s hard to believe we are already in Week 3, the season is moving quickly. Before you know it, we’ll be talking playoffs.

It’s time to stop messing around and start getting aggressive with your squad.

This week, we start our first of multiple ‘positions dedicated drop lists’.

Today, we’ll focus on the catchers that you can feel confident cutting ties with.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Drop List

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Welington Castillo, C, Chicago White Sox

It has been a brutal start to Welington Castillo’s second season in Chicago. The veteran backstop has been an absolute ghost at the dish going 4-for-31 with nine strikeouts.

The Dominican Republic native recently ended a six-game hitless streak, going 0-for-20 across that stretch.

The man they call ‘Beef’ has shown little to fantasy owners that would suggest an imminent turnaround. His 40% ownership should take a pretty big hit in the coming days and weeks.

Francisco Cervelli, C, Pittsburgh Pirates

2019 has not been kind to Pirates veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli.

The 33-year old has been a hole in Pittsburgh’s lineup since opening day. In 16 games this season, Cervelli has gone 9-for-56 with 15 strikeouts.

He is currently in the midst of a six-game hitless streak of his own, going 0-for-23 in the span. Fantasy owners should feel more than content going forward in their season without the “help” of the 2009 World Series champion.

Francisco Mejia, C, San Diego Padres

Francisco Mejia has been really bad in 2019, really bad. Not only has his bat been absolutely silent, but his inefficiencies behind the plate have been glaring.

The number one catching prospect in baseball, who was acquired by the Padres last season, has gone 4-for-28 to start the season with seven strikeouts and just one walk and one run scored.

The 23-year old still has plenty of time to make adjustments and turn into the hitter he was projected to become, but by every and all indications, it won’t be in 2019.

Danny Jansen, C, Toronto Blue Jays

One of the bright spots coming into the 2019 season for the rebuilding Toronto Blue Jays was supposed to be the organizations’ number three prospect, catcher Danny Jansen.

But much like the rest of the Blue Jays offense, Jansen has struggled.

In 46 at-bats this season, Jansen has just seven hits, has struck out 15 times and is slugging just .174.

His lack of offense may be something the Blue Jays are willing to deal with, but fantasy owners should run away from now, while there is still time. His 41% ownership will continue to fall in the coming weeks, much like his .152 batting average.

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