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2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Drop List


Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Drop List.

We are approaching playoff season and with it comes risky decision-making that will result with your team in the playoffs or out of the playoffs. The most important thing to remember is that you need to win by any means necessary. That means dropping players we might not be fully comfortable dropping.

This week three players find themselves on the drop list, including one 2021 All-Star and one former All-Star as well. It could be difficult moving on from these players, but now is the time.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Drop List

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Adolis Garcia, OF, Texas Rangers

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Garcia was the 2021 Rookie of the Month in May when he batted .312 with 11 homers for 17 runs and 27 RBI.

June and July have been a completely different story for the Rangers outfielder. June: .242, four home runs, 12 runs, 14 RBI. July: .205, two home runs, five runs, seven RBI.

His walk percentage(4.9%) is extremely low and the strikeout percentage (30%) is extremely high. He doesn’t walk enough and strikes out too much hurting his Fantasy Baseball value.

It’s not just the production at the plate that has fallen, but his stolen bases are also down the past two months. He recorded five in May but only two since.

These poor stats along with him not having a history of this success at the MLB level are the reason to drop Garcia.

Christian Vazquez, C, Boston Red Sox

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Vazquez is the seventh-highest rostered catcher in ESPN and Yahoo leagues but ranks outside the top-10 catchers. This alone is enough to potentially warrant a drop, paired with the fact he is owned in 83% of these leagues. I believe this is way too high for a catcher slashing .253/.301/.343 with a 75 wRC+.

Patrick Corbin, SP, Washington Nationals

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Fantasy Managers were drafting Corbin at an average draft position of 125 coming into this season. He is now rostered in only 54% of ESPN and Yahoo leagues, but maybe that should be lower. His 5.71 ERA and 6-9 record on the year have been the reason he’s been dropped thus far.

Below are his two latest games against the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego padres.

July 23rd: 5.1 innings pitched, five hits, four earned runs, one walk, four strikeouts.

July 17th: 5.1 innings pitched, 10 hits, six earned runs, four walks, three strikeouts.

These stats have done more harm than good. It’s time to move on from Corbin and open a spot on the roster for somebody who can actually help.

Be sure to check out the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Waiver Wire to find a player that will help win every week.


Performance Review

Chris Paddack, SP, San Diego Padres

Paddack made the drop list just a week ago after he allowed four earned runs versus the Washington Nationals. This week he did better by allowing only three hits and zero runs against the Atlanta Braves. He, however only struck one batter out through five innings.

He will start against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in what will be a tough matchup. The Athletics have the 13th most runs in the majors, but are below average in batting average and on-base percentage.

I am still dropping Paddack after a good start against the Braves. This is due to his low strikeouts and the fact he only makes it past the fifth inning 30 percent of the time. Out of his 18 starts this season he has only made it past the fifth inning six times, thus limiting his value.

Cavan Biggio, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays

Biggio is 4-for-20 in the last seven days with three singles and a home run. He also struck out four time while walking twice. The same stuff from Biggio all season, he stays on the drop list.

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About Connor Thomure

Connor loves fantasy baseball more than he loves to eat, sleep and breathe. He's been playing since 2013 when he was a freshman in high school and continues to learn and get better every week. His weekly drop list is published every Monday here on F6P. Follow Connor on Twitter @ConnorThomure

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