Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Drop List.
This week on the drop list we have a struggling shortstop still rostered in over 70% of leagues, a former All-Star and Silver Slugger first baseman, and a power outfielder who can't stop striking out.
When a Fantasy Baseball manager is faced with a tough decision on dropping or adding a player, they should always lean to the side that is providing more production. Keeping these players can be detrimental to a team early on.
The only goal for Fantasy Baseball managers should be winning every week. To do that one must be active in dropping these players and stay ahead of the pack when adding someone from the waiver wire.
If looking for someone to add be sure to read the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Waiver Wire.
2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Drop List
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Dansby Swanson, SS, Atlanta Braves
Swanson is a player that Fantasy Baseball managers have allowed to stick around on their teams despite an awful start to 2022. He's slashing .182/.250/.291 with a 38.3% strikeout rate in 60 plate appearances. In simpler terms, Swanson is currently striking out more than he's reaching base.
Coming into the season Swanson was drafted at an ADP of 122.8 which placed him 18th among shortstop eligible players. According to FantasyPros, he is now the 19th highest rostered of this group at 79%.
The only reason he's sticking around this long is due to the high ADP. It's understandably tough to drop a player picked in the first 125 picks, but it's time to find better production on waivers.
Swanson must figure it out at the plate, or Fantasy Baseball managers will continue to drop him.
Carlos Santana, 1B, Kansas City Royals
Santana is a deep league drop to consider. His roster percentage was over 50% a week ago but has been falling rapidly and now sits at just 30%. The former All-Star and Silver Slugger is slashing an awful .086/.256/.200. The Royals' first baseman is not worth a roster spot in even the deepest leagues.
Santana isn't the only player in this lineup struggling right now. Whit Merrifield and Bobby Witt Jr. have also been slumping at the plate. Fantasy Baseball managers should be patient with these two, however. If Witt Jr. continues this type of play, he may also make the drop list.
Joey Gallo, OF, New York Yankees
Gallo was a frequent flyer on the drop list in 2021 despite his 38 home runs and 90 runs scored. This is because he cannot stop striking out. In 2021 he struck out 34.6% of the time; a career-best for the outfielder. This season that number has gone back up to 37.3%.
Striking out isn't Gallo's only concern right now. Gallo still hasn't homered in 16 games and 55 plate appearances and has just one run and one RBI.
Gallo should be dropped in most 12-team and 14-team leagues. His overall performance has been below average and it's time to move on from the two-time All-Star.
Brendan Rodgers, 2B, Colorado Rockies
Rodgers was unable to break out of his slump this week. He had one hit and one walk in 16 plate appearances while striking out four times. During this week, Rodgers' roster percentage dropped to 45% from 57%. He's still a drop moving forward.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Detroit Tigers
Schoop provided some production this week by reaching base six times and scoring two runs and two RBIs. While this performance is better than Rodgers' performance, Schoop is still a drop. His roster percentage fell from 62% to 52% this past week.
Eddie Rosario, OF, Atlanta Braves
Rosario wasn't great this week either as he had two hits and one walk while scoring two runs. With the return of Ronald Acuna Jr. approaching fast Rosario might soon find himself a part of a platoon. The Braves are already experimenting with their lineup by placing Orlando Arcia in the outfield while taking Rosario out of the lineup.
Rosario faced the biggest drop in roster percentage of these players falling from 70% to 57%. At this point, Rosario is not worth a roster spot in even 14-team leagues.
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