2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Drop List

by Connor Thomure
2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Drop List

Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Drop List.

If you've made it this far I congratulate you on making the playoffs or at least still fighting for playoff contention. Good luck moving forward.

All four players being added to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Drop List are slumping badly. They've helped teams earlier in the year but at this critical point in the season, Fantasy Managers must drop these players to give themselves the best chance of winning the week.

This is the most important time in the Fantasy Baseball Season, many playoffs have started and many more are about to start. There is no time to keep a player on a Fantasy team if he is either sitting on the bench or struggling at the plate. If a Fantasy Manager chooses to keep a player on a cold streak it could be the end of their season.

Be sure to check out the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Waiver Wire to find the best available players on a hot streak for the Fantasy playoffs.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Drop List

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Avisail Garcia, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

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Garcia is currently dealing with hamstring and back injuries that have kept him out of three straight games. In the 10 games before the injury, he slashed .182/.310/.242. Fantasy Managers were hoping he would turn it around. Now, after the injury, he isn't providing any value to Fantasy Managers at a crucial part of the season.

Unless the Brewers say he will be ready to go this week, I am dropping him for someone currently playing.

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Raimel Tapia, OF, Colorado Rockies

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Tapia has had a bit of a breakout season in 2021, recording career-highs in runs (62), RBI (46), stolen bases (20), and a career-low strikeout rate(13.3%). While he has done well in those categories he only has five homers on the season and a below-average walk rate (7.5%).

Tapia has played five games after the Rockies reinstated him from the injured list. In those games, he has recorded just one hit over 20 plate appearances but did manage a stolen base. Fantasy Managers may want to keep him for his stolen bases, but he hasn't been getting on base enough to steal.

Lou Trivino, RP, Oakland Athletics

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Trivino was having a solid season as the Athletics closer but has struggled over the past five games. He has allowed 13 earned runs, recorded three blown saves, and three losses.

It would not be surprising to see the Athletics change their closer. This would take almost all of Trivino's Fantasy value away.

Fantasy Managers have reacted quickly to this, as they should. His ESPN and Yahoo roster percentage has dropped to 55%. I believe it will continue dropping as these performances will knock Fantasy Managers out of the Fantasy Playoffs. Drop Trivino before he can hurt your team anymore.

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Randal Grichuk, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

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Grichuk has produced 77 RBIs and 53 runs which have provided his Fantasy Baseball value this season. However, In his last seven games he only has one run and one RBI. League average wRC+ is 100, in these games, Grichuk's wRC+ was a horrific -56. This makes him one of the worst hitters in the league during this span.

His last seven games haven't been the only sore spot on his season. His on-base percentage is at a career-low .278 and his .239 batting average is the third-lowest during his eight-year career. Additionally, Baseball Savant ranks Grichuk's 4.7% walk rate in the bottom 4% of MLB players this season.

It's too late in the season for Fantasy Baseball managers to wait on players like Grichuk to turn it around. Drop him and find a player on a hot streak.

Performance Review

James Karinchak, RP, Cleveland Indians

Karinchak has yet to pitch since being demoted and is still on the Drop List.

Dallas Keuchel, SP, Chicago White Sox

Keuchel continues to slump as he struggled against the Kansas City Royals, allowing five earned runs in only three innings.

He is slated to face the Athletics this Wednesday but is completely untrustworthy going forward. Drop him and leave him on the waiver wire.

Eric Hosmer, 1B, San Diego Padres

Hosmer batted 4-for-16 in the last seven days. He hit one home run while striking out four times and walking three times.

Hosmer didn't do much to stay off the drop list and should still be dropped for the Fantasy Baseball playoffs.

Christian Vazquez, C, Boston Red Sox

Vazquez had a decent week, slashing .316/.350/.474, but did strike out four times. He, however, did not give much run production only scoring two runs and two RBI.

Vazquez remains on the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Drop List.

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This is my ranking, similar to last week, of the order to drop these players. One being most droppable.

  1. Karinchak
  2. Keuchel
  3. Trivino
  4. Garcia
  5. Hosmer
  6. Tapia
  7. Grichuk
  8. Vazquez

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