2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Drop List

by Josh Mantel
2020 Fantasy baseball Week 3 Drop List

The 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Drop List is here! We have some spicy players for you to pull a Snoop Dogg and "Drop it likes it's hot".  Many teams have played almost a third of the season and if you're in the bottom half of your league it's most likely because you are holding onto to one of the players mentioned below.

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Before we get into dropped players, let's see how I did last week. Justin Smoak finally had a multi-hit game on Saturday. He is still batting .167 with 22 K's in 13 games he has played. Hyun Jin-Ryu he had a good outing his last time out going five innings and giving up zero runs with eight K's. Khris Davis still sucks, he only has one home run on the season and a .187 batting average. Eugenio Suarez hit a couple of home runs but still has a poor .283 slugging percentage.

Three out of four is not bad and if you are keeping score at home I have gotten seven out of eight right. Check out the Week 1 & Week 2 editions of the Drop List.

The 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Drop List has some guys who were studs last year and have now fallen off a cliff. For some, it may be age and others just look lost at the plate. We are starting to get into the territory where if superstars are slumping it might be time to bump them (see what I did there).

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Mike Minor, SP, Texas Rangers

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Minor was one of the best pitchers in baseball last year, placing eighth in AL Cy-Young voting but has fallen off a cliff this season. It was only a matter of time until age caught up to Mike Minor and it looks like in this shortened season the wheels are falling off.

The 6.89 ERA and 1.34 WHIP are the worst numbers he has had in the last four years.  Expect the Rangers to have a short leash with him moving forward.

His value on a struggling Rangers team makes his numbers even worse because the team provides an average of two runs per game. Out of 101 pitchers who have at least had two starts prior to Tuesday's games. Minor ranks seventh to last in run support.

Amed Rosario, SS, New York Mets

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The (sometimes) leadoff hitter for the always overhyped New York Mets has not played well at all. His .207 BA, .207 OBP, and 11 K's in 14 games is not a good look. With so many other good young shortstops it doesn't make sense to put him on your starting roster.

Rosario ranks 20th out of 28 eligible SS in BABIP, this is no bueno for a SS whose sole job is to get on base. Look for Rosario to move more towards the bottom of the order for the rest of the season. This gives fantasy owners less of an opportunity to get some sort of production out of the shortstop.

Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox

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With the departure of Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi has been put in a position to produce in a still-potent Red Sox lineup. Everyone knows as good of an OF Jackie Bradley Jr.is, hitting is not his specialty. Well, Benintendi has been downright terrible. He no longer bats leadoff in the lineup after being moved to seventh and was pinched hit for on Monday.

He is owned at about 75% in ESPN and Yahoo leagues but it is time for him to be cut loose. With a deep pool of talent in the OF to choose from your best course of action is to drop Benintendi.

Jonathan Villar, 2B, SS, Miami Marlins

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This one may sound as unfair because the Marlins didn't play for a week but Villar is a shell of what he used to be. In Baltimore last year he had a career year in home runs and RBI's and it was his second-best year in stolen bases and slugging percentage.

Villar, who has had trouble staying healthy in the past (both '17 & '18 was hurt) will need to put up better offensive numbers to remain relevant in an overachieving Marlins team. The one plus for Villar is he still has his speed. However, his career-low .244 OBP doesn't give him the opportunity to go and steal those bases.

I believe that he still has some value for those niche owners who are looking to accumulate SB. If you are in need of other categories he can be a good, not great trade chip.

Players to Keep an Eye On

Next week we will be at the almost halfway point of the season. Because we are almost halfway we will be taking some big shots at some big players who have not played well. I am looking at you Jose Altuve, Trea Turner, and Pete Alonso. Let's talk more next week about who to drop and who to hold.

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