2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drops

by Josh Mantel
Drop Week Four

We got the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drops on tap. As we look into the drops this week, we open up the throttle a little bit, and are now looking at four players to drop

We'll start by highlighting the two drop recommendations from last week. It was a mixed bag with Patrick Corbin and Madison Bumgarner.

Corbin - Went out on his first start of the week and gave up zero runs in six innings. While his second outing on Sunday gave up four runs in four innings.

Bumgarner - Pitcher extremely well, tossing a "no hitter" on Sunday. The reason the no hitter is in quotations is because it was only a seven inning game and in the record books doesn't go down as a no-no.

As continue our road trip throughout the country we still head East on the I-10 towards Phoenix. As we finally hit the open road we dive into players that have been riding your fantasy bench for weeks and it's time to start making moves.

We look at guys who are most likely to be replaced or are struggling so bad, that teams are finding replacements. Need to find your own replacements for your team, take a look at the Week 4 waiver advice.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Drops

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Josh Bell, 1B, Washington Nationals

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One of the big trades in the offseason this past year was former Pittsburgh Pirate's power hitter Bell headed to our nation's capital. Well, "The District" fans shouldn't be so proud of the production of Bell up into this point in the season. He's hitting just .119 with only one homerun with three RBI's in 43 AB's.

Somehow, he is still keeping his spot as the cleanup guy in the Nats' order. This could be a big reason why the Nationals ranked second to last in total team RBI's. With Bell's limited production up into this point of the season it is time to drop him because I foresee that the struggles will continue.

Dylan Moore, 2B, 3B, SS, & OF, Seattle Mariners

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Considered a sleeper player for many fantasy owners, Moore has just kept sleeping. His .117 batting average, six hits coupled with 24 strikeouts does not give fantasy owners a reason to start him on a day to day basis. Surprisingly, he is owned in 63% of Yahoo leagues and 56% of ESPN leagues.

What is more of a concern is that Moore has been playing the outfield pretty frequently this season. With Mitch Haniger having a great year, Kyle Lewis  back from injury, and Jarred Kelenic getting the call up soon. The Mariners outfield is about to be much more crowded. For a struggling 28 year old in Moore he could be seen as a utility player come mid-May.

Devin Williams, RP, Milwaukee Brewers

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Williams was seen as one of the biggest trade assets going into the season. Everyone knew he wasn't taking the closer's job from Josh Hader but he was still considered closer material. How one month really changes things. In the last four weeks, Williams' base on balls percentage is 17.14 percent. Last year it was nine percent. Meaning he's walking nearly twice the number of batters.

Williams is a two pitch pitcher. He has a change up which hitters have .381 slugging percentage (good). He also has four seam fastball where hitters have 1.183 (very bad). When you only have one pitch that make, you become predictable, which is also exacerbated by your walk rate when the change up is what walks more hitters.

Ian Happ, OF, Chicago Cubs

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One of the most amazing things in baseball is how a player in be so hot in Spring Training and then absolutely tank during the regular season. Happ is the perfect example of this. In Spring Training he hit two homeruns, five RBI's, a .318 BA, and .434 OBP. This is all in 44 AB's. Since the 2021 regular season has started he has one homerun, one RBI, a .154 BA, and .321 OBP. This is in 65 AB's and went from being the opening day lead off hitter to now batting fifth.

Happ is in no danger of losing his starting gig, with so many other great hitters out there it doesn't make sense to keep him on your team. He is still owned in about 60 percent + in both Yahoo and ESPN leagues. Which gives me indication that many fantasy owners are hopeful he will turn it around. I got news for you, he was never a great hitter with .243 career batting average.

Next Week

As we enter the month of May we look for players who are slumping to get out of the slump or get replaced. Top prospects like Kyle Tucker and Keston Hiura are not looking good. Lets see if they can turn things around. Until next time my loyal readers.

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John Cook April 27, 2021 - 11:42 am

Any hope for Gleyber? He and Chapman are killing me. They both seem lost at the plate

John Cook April 27, 2021 - 1:36 pm

Do you think there’s any hope for Gleyber? I already dropped M. Chapman. He’s lost

John Cook April 27, 2021 - 1:38 pm

Do you think theres any hope for Gleyber?

Josh Mantel April 27, 2021 - 2:01 pm

I do believe their is hope for Gleyber. Historically he has been a slow starter with only five homeruns and a .257 batting average in the months of March/April. I would hold onto him through the month of May and see if he gets hot.


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