Here at RotoExperts we’re being bombarded
with questions via Email Advice
radio programs and The FNTSY
about whether to drop or trade underperforming players.
Throughout April and right up to the current moment, my answer has
been the same; it’s not time to panic just yet. However, it won’t
be long before you’re going to have to make hard decisions about
slumping hitters who are dragging your team down in the standings
of your Fantasy leagues.
There is still time for most players to turn things around; any
hitter can have a bad month, especially in April, when pitchers
generally have the upper hand. However, a hitter’s full history can
provide clues as to whether a turnaround can be expected. It can
also tell us whether we’re seeing the continuation of a decline
phase that portends disaster further down the line.
So let’s closely examine the histories of some slumping hitters
to see if you should be considering a trade or an outright dump in
the not too distant future. Remember, we’re looking for a decline
in the skill metrics, not just a decline in counting statistics or
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