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2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List

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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List.

We’ve seen quite a few stars get off to really bad starts. I’m not going to recommend to drop any of them at this point. However, we are getting to the point where you might want to sit them until they start to perform as expected. A couple of players that come to mind are Luis Castillo and Kyle Hendricks.

Need some replacement players for these drops, be sure to check out the Week 6 Waiver Wire.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Drop List

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Gary Sanchez, C, New York Yankees

I’m going to start with a few positives for Sanchez. His strikeout rate is down, and his walk rate is up from seasons past. Ok, that’s it.

The rest is not good. He has just three home runs, batting .174 with a hard-hit rate of just 27%.

He is also losing playing time to Kyle Higashioka who is severely outperforming him.

Sanchez is dropping able in just about all formats, especially one-catcher leagues.

Eugenio Suarez, 3B, Cincinatti Reds

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Suarez is not worth a roster spot anymore as he is hitting a paltry .130. Sure five home runs are nice, but things do not look like they will get much better for Suarez otherwise.

I would say some of the batting average will come back as his BABIP is just .156. However, a hard-hit rate of just 30 percent and a career-high strikeout rate does not bode well for him to return to his high .200 batting average days.

He also has a wRC+ of 44, league average is 100, which just tells you how bad of a hitter he has been.

Jeff McNeil, 2B, New York Mets

I was not a big McNeil fan to start the season. I know there was the thought he could be a safe option with his batting average and give you moderate power and some steals, but it just didn’t excite me.

He always seemed to be that kind of player that would not really hurt you in any category but not really help you either.

Well, now he is hurting you in categories. His batting average is down to .217, of course, we expect that to rise with a BABIP of .210. He isn’t doing much in the counting categories either with just three home runs, 13 runs and eight RBI.

I get that second base is pretty slim so I get it if you need to hang onto him, but I hope you can find a better option.

Patrick Corbin, SP, Washington Nationals

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Corbin is nothing like the pitcher he was three and four seasons ago.

His ERA of 7.36 could actually be worse according to xERA and FIP. He is only striking out 6.14 batters per nine and he is walking over four.

Corbin is allowing more home runs this season than ever before too.

For a player who desperately needed a good start to 2021 after a horrible 2020, it didn’t happen.

Time to move on from Corbin. At least stream the spot until you find a more permanent replacement.x

Rafael Montero, RP, Seattle Mariners

I’m going to keep this one simple.

There is absolutely no reason that in 12 to 14 team leagues you need to hang onto a part-time closer that has a 4.20 ERA and only striking out 6.60 per nine innings.


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