2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List

by Josh Mantel
2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List

With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, we had some major swaps that have huge fantasy implications. This is the 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List. Before we get into this week's drops lets see how I did last week.

Since the last post over a week ago, Carlos Santana has one hit and that just so happened to be a home run. Looks like the production is not there this season. Evan Longoria has been somewhat on a hot streak over the past week with ten hits in the last six games. Longoria's stock is trending in the right direction, so let's see if he can keep going with the hot hitting.

Despite rumors swirling that Vazquez could be on the move prior to the trade deadline, the Red Sox backstop stayed put in Boston. Many teams wanted him for his defensive prowess and not his offensive numbers. Vazquez has not registered an RBI since August 17th and this is no bueno for fantasy.

The only guy on my list last week to be traded was Robbie Ray as he was moved to Toronto to bolster the Jays rotation. Time will tell if a change of scenery is what Ray needs to get back to his dominant self.

The 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List will be interesting because a few players who went from being the closer of their staff to a setup role could prove diminished value in fantasy. Some of the position players that have been on the move will now see their value decrease as role players.

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List

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Kevin Pillar, OF, Colorado Rockies

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Pillar, who pretty much started every game this season for the Red Sox, will now be competing for the final outfield spot in Colorado. With Charlie Blackmon and Raimel Tapia solidified in the outfield it leaves Pillar competing with a struggling David Dahl (Once he comes off the IL) and Sam Hilliard.

Even though Pillar has a better average than both Hillard and Dahl (.274) his production in other areas has dropped (SB, HR's, RBI's). The other caveat is that he is the elder statesmen of the three at 31 years old. The Rockies even in the expanded playoffs will want to get their younger guys reps in order to develop them for years to come.

Archie Bradley, RP, Cincinnati Reds

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Losing a closer to trade is a tough pill for any fantasy owner to swallow. With Raisel Iglesias as the clear cut closer. Bradley has been moved to being the setup man on a Reds team that is making a playoff push. This move for Bradley lowers his value in many fantasy leagues unless you're playing in a SV +HLD league.

Bradley is not a big strikeout guy and his ERA going in the wrong direction. The former D'Back relies mainly on his four-seam fastball to induce contact. His ground ball contact is at 31% and hitters are putting the ball into play 13.8% of the time.

Shohei Ohtani, DH/SP, Los Angeles Angels

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Now that Ohtani has been shut down as pitcher. Ohtani's game and fantasy upside have become one dimensional.  Having not gained outfield eligibility in either Yahoo and ESPN leagues, owners are limited to sticking him in the utility spot.  An interesting fact is that Ohtani is owned 0% in Yahoo however, he is owned 73% in ESPN.

This is a huge difference because in Yahoo his only eligibility is as SP while ESPN he is interchangeable. Ohtani's stats do not live up to the hype of him being an everyday player. In 106 AB's this season he has a .189 batting average, .283 OBP, and a slugging percentage of .387 which ranks 121st of qualified hitters. With underwhelming results thus far, Ohtani is an easy drop, especially in a 10 or 12 team formats.

Wilson Ramos, C, New York Mets

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The acquisition of Robinson Chirinos does not bode well for Ramos. Before the trade, he was being used as the everyday catcher. With Chirinos now in the fold Ramos will split his time moving forward.

Ramos is having a down year in terms of offense. With only two home runs and eight RBI's in 91 AB's. You don't really expect much from your catcher but if Ramos is getting less playing time than he provides no value.

Players to Keep an Eye On

This year I do not feel that the trade deadline lived up to the hype of years past. Only a few teams make minor tweaks in order to make that playoff push. The only team who made big moves towards the playoffs was the Padres. As a fantasy owner, you should have the mentality of the Padres from this point on. It is important to drop players that are starting to trend down. A few of the players to keep an eye on are Kyle Hendricks, Garrett Richards, and Asdrubal Cabrera. Keep your head up! We are almost at the home stretch.

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