2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

by Mike Sollicito
2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Week 6 article!

This week, we'll take a look at which players have been on cold streaks and others who have been heating up. While streakiness happens quite often in baseball, perhaps there's a reason for these streaks, both cold and hot.

It is very hard to rely solely on players who go on streaks, but grabbing a player while they are doing well can help you win a week or two. Winning is important no matter who you do it with, who you play, or how early/late into the season it is.

It also sometimes takes players a while to get going. While it is tough to wait them out, some are worth the wait while others can safely be dropped. Now, let's take a look at the Week 6 Stock Watch!

Feel free to hit me up via Twitter @mikesollicito1 if anyone has any ideas, questions, comments, or concerns.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Stock Up

Josh Harrison, 2B/3B, Washington Nationals

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Josh Harrison. Wow, what a name I have not heard in some time when it comes to fantasy. As the season rolls on and players begin to go down, you need to have alternatives that are sufficient enough to fill in for those injured.

Harrison is the exact guy you want as that. Not only does he play second and third base, but he also hits for a relatively high average. Currently hitting .291, he should be able to float around there for the foreseeable future. While he has been struggling a bit late, he was on fire last week, and given that he hits in a lineup with Trea Turner and Juan Soto, the run-scoring opportunities should be there.

With 2B already weak as is, and guys like Ketel Marte injured or Keston Hiura at the alternate site, Harrison is a perfectly good fill-in guy for now. He is someone who should provide a nice floor while in your lineup. Do not hesitate to add Harrison.

Miguel Rojas, SS, Miami Marlins

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Miguel Rojas has been on the fantasy radar for a few years now. It seems as though once a season his ownership drastically increases and then it hovers around the 70 percent range for the rest of the season. Rojas has been on absolute fire lately, hitting the cover off the ball.

The Miami Marlins lineup as a whole has been getting better, as we can see from the next guy on this list. But hitting in a lineup with Jesus Aguilar who has been great so far, and a soon-to-be-healthy Starling Marte, the Marlins should continue to be a relatively underrated lineup.

Rojas is hitting .283 and much like Harrison, while he won't hit for much pop or steal too many bases, he too will provide a solid floor for your lineup. If your team is dealing with injuries, or you need a middle infielder, grab Rojas now while he is hot and ride this wave.

Corey Dickerson, OF, Miami Marlins

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The other Miami Marlins player I was talking about is Corey Dickerson. Dickerson has always been an above-average hitter dating back to his time with the Rockies. He has bounced around a bit over the past few years, but one thing remains the same - Dickerson hits.

He is currently hitting .316, and with an xBA of around .280, Dickerson should remain a nice source of average. Much like Rojas, he too has Aguilar and a soon-to-be-healthy Marte in his lineup.

While none of these players are going to wow you, these three players should all be able to bring a solid source of consistency to your lineups. These are the types of players you look for when you're injured, the players who are plug and play options where you know what you're going to get from them.

Stock Down

Ty France, 3B/DH, Seattle Mariners

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Ty France started the year off hot, and being that he was a sleeper of mine, that made me all the more happy. However, France has been terrible of late, knocking just three hits in his last 25 at-bats. His average has fallen from .316 to .236.

It's simple, France is simply not making as much contact as he was earlier in the year. Earlier in the year, his xBA was around the .280 range, but now it is hovering around the .250 range.

While he isn't striking out all that much, (only 21%), he simply never makes hard contact. So if he isn't making contact at all, as a contact hitter you can see the problem with that. France is not a drop for me right now, but he should be on your bench until he hopefully turns it around.

I would give France another two weeks or so, as his first three weeks of the season are a complete 180-degree turn from what we are seeing right now. Over the next two weeks or so we should see the type of hitter France is.

Miguel Sano, 1B, Minnesota Twins

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Miguel Sano? More like Miguel Sa-Not helping me. Sano has not been of help at all this year. The power is way down, and his average followed suit. He is hitting below .200, and as someone who was known as a high power low average type of player, the lack of power concerns me.

While we know Sano has massive amounts of power, his season has kind of been one large slump. He began the year just 5 for 40 before landing on the IL for a few weeks. Now that he is back, he has two hits in his last 17 at-bats.

The power has not been there, and the Baseball Savant page leaves much to be desired. Due to the power we have seen him exhibit in the past, Sano is a hold. But if the power does not come back within the next few weeks, he is certainly a drop for me. Just make sure you have another 1B option, as 1B is very weak this year.

Kyle Schwarber, OF, Washington Nationals

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Last but not least, we have Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber has been very bad to start the year, but again, much like Sano this was expected from a power first, average later type of player. They are very streaky which means the power will come in bunches. He has been trash for the first month, but there is always the possibility that he goes off on a power binge.

Schwarber has always had problems with striking out, and there is no difference in that this year. He is still striking out at around 30% of the time, right on par with career numbers. Unlike Sano, the power metrics for Schwarber show that he is still hitting the ball hard, but not hard enough as he only has three HRs.

Do not drop Schwarber, as, like Sano, they can both go off on a power binge at any given moment. However, I would leave him on my bench as my reserve OF, and scope out the waiver wire as well as some trades if you need OF help.

OF is always deep, so the waiver wire should have an option or two if needed. Good luck out there, and don't get scared by these hot or cold streaks. It is still fairly early, but never too early to make weekly winning moves.

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