This week's edition of the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Drop List will focus primarily on pitchers to move on from.
I know pitching can be tough to come by in most leagues, but the guys on this list are probably doing you more harm than good.
2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Drop List
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Freddy Peralta, P, Milwaukee Brewers
Chase Anderson will start Saturday's game for the #Brewers. Freddy Peralta will be available out of the bullpen as early as Friday.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) May 15, 2019
Peralta is sporting a 6.16 ERA this season, combine that with Chase Anderson rejoining the rotation and it was only a matter of time before Milwaukee made a move.
Granted, Peralta does have the stuff that translates in the pen, but his exact role has to be defined.
With him losing his starting job, and not being in save situations, it is safe to drop Peralta in most formats.
Dereck Rodriguez, P, San Francisco Giants
After taking three straight losses, Rodriguez has been sent to Triple-A Sacramento.
Rodriguez was a bit of a break out star last year for the Giants, but he has yet to put it all together this season, with a 3-5 record and a 5.05 ERA.
He should join the club again later in the season but in season-long leagues, he is not worth stashing.
In a dynasty format, however, owners should think twice before cutting Rodriguez loose as he did flash some promise last year.
Jeremy Hellickson, P, Washington Nationals
— Ron Bohning (@RonBohning) May 21, 2019
The Washington Nationals have place Hellickson on IL with a right shoulder strain.
The extent of the injury has yet to be revealed, but Hellickson has been struggling for some time now anyway.
He has not won a game since April 17 and has not lasted past five innings. It is time to send his 6.23 ERA packing to the waiver wire.
Jonathan Loaisiga, P, New York Yankees
Jonathan Loaisiga has a right rotator cuff strain. Four weeks of no throwing, Aaron Boone said.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 13, 2019
Since the tweet above, Loaisiga has been moved from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. This is because the strain in his cuff is worse than originally diagnosed.
Despite only starting four games this season, Loaisiga has pitched well for the Yankees with a 1-1 record and a 4.50 ERA. This seems to have earned him a spot in the rotation.
If your leagues has IL spots, Loaisiga can be placed there instead of dropping him. If not, you should drop him unless you are in a dynasty format.
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