With the month of June
approaching, not only will it mark the first day of summer, but in
Fantasy, it marks the point of a usable, reliable sample when
evaluating hitters. June 1 is the date I use each year when people
ask if it’s time to panic or if it’s time to see if a guy is for
real. By June 1, you have eight weeks of data to use at nearly the
one-third mark of the season.
Before we get into who is legit and who isn’t next week –
including those who have come back from a poor showing in 2016 –
let’s take time this week and breathe to have some fun with
1: It’s the number of home runs hit by eight
qualified hitters – mainly of the light-hitting variety – but also
by Justin Turner of the Dodgers. It’s also the
number of homers hit by Blue Jays pitcher Marcus
Stroman this year.
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