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2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drop List

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How is the Fantasy season looking for you? If it isn’t going great I got the 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drop List for you. I warn you that this week we are taking big shots at players who were drafted high but have not performed.

Before we get into who to drop in 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drop List lets look at last week’s drop list and see how I did. Mike Minor was my first casualty on who I had my sights on and he gave up zero runs with four K’s however, he only went four innings. Amed Rosario has only had three hits since August 9th and he has fully cemented himself at the bottom of the order.

Next on my list of players to drop was Andrew Benintendi. Well, he was put on IR which no one is surprised to see that coming with his ongoing struggles. Last was Jonathan Villar who has actually been playing pretty well and nabbed four stolen bases in the last six games.

If you haven’t checked out Dennis Sosic’s Week 4 Waiver Wire go find out the guys you should pick up to make that midseason playoff push.

This week we are gonna talk about a player who is proving that a sophomore slump is not a myth. We are also looking a former MVP who frankly forgot how to hit. So pull up your team and pray that none of the players I mention are still there. It is now time for 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drop List!

2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drop List

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B/3B, Toronto Blue Jays

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One of the most hyped prospects in the past 10 years has not lived up to the hype. One could say the reason for this is because of his position change from third base to first base however, I am calling bull.  He is not adjusting to Major League pitching like Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio who were also called up around the same time as him.

Guerrero Jr. has been moved down to fifth in the order and has not been able to produce as expected. He only has six RBI through 80 plate appearances. With three of those RBI’s coming from only the three home runs he has hit this season. His WPA for the season is a NEGATIVE .652. Just to give you an idea of what that looks like last year it was a .431.

Keep in mind the Blue Jays record last year was 67-95! I do believe Vladdy will come around and be the big league hitter that everyone expects him to be. With that being said I do not believe that this year he will produce up to what fantasy owners expect.

Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox

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One of the breakout out players from 2019 has had a fall back down to earth in 2020. On a Red Sox team that has some good players, you would expect Devers to be able to produce.

One of the big reasons that Devers is struggling so much (26 K’s) is his high chase rate at 40% compared to the league average of 28%. This is not a good sign of someone who hits in the middle of your order. His hard-hit percentage is currently at 37% compared to last year where it was at 48.4% last year.

This season-long slump has already seen Devers wear the golden and platinum sombreros. This all correlates into him having a measly .183 batting average. Drop him while you still can before he hurts your team even more.

 

 

Ross Stripling, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Although he’s not the most well-known starting pitcher in the Dodgers rotation, Stripling has had a solid career up until 2020. While Kershaw was rehabbing his early-season injury, Stripling was granted a spot in the rotation. His ownership of 74% in Yahoo and 83% in ESPN shows that fantasy owners have faith in him to come around.

Stripling didn’t do himself any favors on Monday night, giving up six runs and striking out just two batters across three ugly innings. This is showing an upward trending in his ERA and strike percentage has lowered over the last three games. These are not good signs for a pitcher who has one of the best offenses in baseball.

Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros

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This one hurts the most. Because I personally drafted him in all of my leagues. Let me tell you his stats have been more than underwhelming. I figured, I am sure you did as well, that Altuve’s on-base percentage would be pretty good because everyone would bean him. Unfortunately, the former MVP has struggled to a .242  OBP the lowest of his career.

Altuve has been so bad he requested to be dropped in the order because he was not producing for his team. Another not so remarkable stat is that his .OPS is .522, the fifth-worst in all of MLB. This might be the most unpopular opinion of the article, but he downright sucks right now. If you are holding out hope that he turns it around I would not count on it. He doesn’t have a buzzer in his jersey anymore.

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Players to Keep an Eye On

This is such an interesting year with all of these proven All-Stars having not a great season. Stars like Cody Bellinger, Gleyber Torres, and George Springer have been bad to start the year. These guys who have had really good numbers for most of their careers are now struggling. I attribute this to them pressing to overcompensate on a short season. If you do/don’t agree with my drops tweet at me @MantelJosh. Until next week my friends!


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About Josh Mantel

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