Welcome to the 2023 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Drop List!
In this week's article, we are letting go of a top 100 preseason draft pick, an early 2023 ROY candidate (not so much anymore), and a seven-year veteran shortstop. Did we mention our top 100 draft pick drop this year is making $200 million on a fresh six-year contract? Yikes. Yes, things can turn around and this could look dumb next year, but we're not talking dynasty leagues here.
Dive on into our 2023 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Drop List and see if you have some decisions to make.
2023 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Drop List
Carlos Correa, SS, Minnesota Twins
In January of this year, the Minnesota Twins signed Correa to a 6-year $200 million contract. He is now the highest-paid Twins player of all time, earning $33 million per season.
However, as for now, I am beyond fed up with Correa. He has done so little in 2023 that you can't help but wonder if the Twins made a huge mistake. Not to mention, the Mets and Giants also were throwing huge money at Correa, so don't be too hard on Minnesota here.
Clearly, more than one team thought Correa was worth the money, and they could still be right in the end. But, for now? I want nothing to do with Correa on my fantasy team.
Throughout this season, Correa is slashing .207/.299/.372 with six homers and 24 RBIs. He also has one stolen base since 2017, tying him with Tucker Barnhart (Baseball Savant's slowest player in the MLB). I know you don't draft Correa for steals, it's just funny to think about.
Is dropping Correa here a bit reactionary? I don't think so. We're not almost a third of the way through the 2023 season and he's putting up replacement-level player stats while producing a 0.3 WAR.
Correa's counting stats are non-existent and the headache he has given owners thus far in 2023 is just not worth it.
If you have bench/roster spots and want to hang on, I won't blame you, but I think this season is lost for Correa.
James Outman, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Outman was drafted at ADP 359 in drafts this year, so the production that he provided throughout March and April was quite a pleasant surprise.
During March and April combined, Outman slashed .292/.376/.615 with seven homers, 20 RBIs, and four stolen bases.
For a player drafted in the latter half of the 300s in drafts, this was probably all you could have asked for in an entire season. Outman gave it to you in 29 games.
Outman came out of the gates on an absolute rampage and was instantly picked up in all leagues across the nation. However, this is a drop article so you can assume things have turned around.
In May, Outman slashed .165/.261/.291 with two homers, nine RBIs, and two steals. Regressing to the mean doesn't even begin to explain the slump that Outman has been in.
Outman has been in such a funk that he has now been relegated to a platoon spot for the LA Dodgers.
In the Dodgers' last six games versus a left-handed starter, Outman has sat in three of them. The writing is on the wall here if you ask me.
If Outman does not reignite his former self from earlier in the season, he will be platooning or demoted in no time. Tread carefully here, Outman is a big unknown for the remainder of 2023. I am dropping.
Amed Rosario, SS, Cleveland Guardians
In 2023 drafts, Rosario was drafted as a top 150 player and SS20. After a solid 2022 season, I don't disagree with the preseason rankings whatsoever. He batted .283 in 2022 with 11 homers, 71 RBIs, and swiped 18 bases. Not too bad.
However, 2023 has been quite a different story for Rosario. Throughout 52 games, Rosario is slashing .224/.270/.314 with one homer and 13 RBIs. He also has a mediocre eight steals. If you drafted Rosario expecting a duplicate of 2022, I have bad news for you, that is not happening. Not even close.
Batting average and SLG% have fallen off a cliff this season for Rosario. His batting average was a strength over the past few seasons, but he's not even close to his career average of .271.
Taking a look at his Statcast page on BaseballSavant, there isn't a whole lot to love -
- 22nd percentile in xwOBA
- 11th percentile in Barrel %
- 8th percentile in Chase Rate
- 1st percentile in Outs Above Avg (irrelevant in fantasy, but still)
Rosario's power is nonexistent (as is the entire Guardians' lineup) and he is giving you absolutely nothing to work with or hope for so far this season. He has been known to go on hot streaks in the past few seasons, so if you see him starting to heat up, I wouldn't blame you if you took a flier on him for a couple of weeks. I do recommend a short leash though, he is truly underperforming his career averages and that's something that we don't like to see.
In conclusion, unless you're in a league that counts triples, Rosario is an immediate drop until further notice.
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