Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Drop List.
First and foremost, Happy Father's Day to all the dads! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend, let's keep the energy heading into the week.
Lastly on the drop list is Anthony Rendon. He makes the list after the Los Angeles Angels announced he would miss the rest of the 2022 season.
2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Drop List
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Nolan Gorman, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals
Gorman is one of the top prospects in baseball but has struggled with consistency in his rookie season. The slugging second baseman started hot after making his debut on May 20th. During his first 12 games, he scored 10 runs and 10 RBIs with three doubles and three home runs. His last 12 games have been the opposite, however, as he's scored just four runs and three RBIs with one double and one home run.
The one thing Gorman has done consistently since being promoted to the majors is strike out as his strikeout rate has stayed above 30% since his debut. This is limiting Gorman's production and it's starting to catch up with him fast after his struggles during the last 12 games.
There's still plenty of reason to believe Gorman has the tools to become a star in this league, however, his Fantasy Baseball value is just not there yet. He is, however, a key player to watch moving forward. If he's able to turn it around and start producing again then he will be a must-add player.
Brendan Rodgers, 2B, Colorado Rockies
Rodgers is currently stuck in a cold streak. In his last seven games, the Rockies' second baseman has just three hits, three runs, and one RBI. The lone bright spot during this stretch is the four walks he's drawn with just five strikeouts.
Rodgers' season hasn't been all bad as he ranks 12th in home runs and RBI among all second basemen this season. However, this is not enough to roster him in 12-team Fantasy Baseball leagues. His wRC+ is just 77, or 23 points below league average.
Despite the sub-par showings from Rodgers, his roster percentage is still 62%. Fantasy managers should expect this to fall in the coming weeks.
Myles Straw, OF, Cleveland Guardians
Straw played his way into a career year a season ago when he slashed .271/.349/.348 with 30 stolen bases, 86 runs, and 48 RBIs. Heading into this season Fantasy managers were drafting Straw at an ADP of 175.4 hoping he could replicate or even build on his impressive campaign a year ago.
Unfortunately, he hasn't been having near as good of a season as he has just seven RBIs on the year. This is the second lowest among all qualified players, just above Nicky Lopez who has 40 fewer plate appearances. His slash line has also fallen and this season he's slashing an awful .203/.298/.255. He went from having a top-50 on-base percentage to a bottom 35 on-base percentage.
Straw has recorded 11 stolen bases this season and can still provide value on the basepaths, but he has to start getting on base before he can make his way back onto Fantasy teams.
Straw's roster percentage is just 44% as he's mostly just rostered in deeper leagues, but it's time to move on from him in even the deepest of leagues.
Wilmer Flores, 3B/1B/DH, San Francisco Giants
Flores has served as a utility man for the Giants this season, logging appearances at four different positions. He has done the same for Fantasy managers by belting eight homers and scoring 33 runs and 35 RBIs.
He, however, is stuck in a two-week slump where he's slashing .184/.295/.342 with just four runs and four RBIs. This slump is enough to drop Flores in 12-team leagues.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, Los Angeles Angels
The Angels announced this week that Rendon will miss the rest of the 2022 season after undergoing wrist surgery. This is the second consecutive season Rendon has missed considerable time. This injury will hurt Rendon's draft stock next season as Fantasy managers should not trust his health.
Rendon finished his season slashing .228/.324/.383 with five homers, 15 runs, and 24 RBIs over 188 plate appearances.
Yuli Gurriel, 1B, Houston Astros
Gurriel enjoyed a solid week by hitting two homers and a double for three runs and three RBIs. Fantasy managers should hold onto Gurriel this week and see if he can put together another nice week.
His roster percentage fell from 59% to 57% this week.
Justin Turner, 3B/DH, Los Angeles Dodgers
Turner continued to struggle this week with just three hits in 21 plate appearances. Drop Turner in 14-team leagues moving forward.
His roster percentage fell from 85% to 79% this week.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, San Diego Padres
Hosmer's week was good but not great. He had six hits in 27 plate appearances and scored five runs and three RBIs.
His roster percentage fell from 59% to 53% this week.
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