Who is Being Dropped and Why (Week 3)

The number of transactions as teams return their failed attempts at Saves. A few interesting disappointing-but-everyday hitters have been released. Finding the available diamond will be key to winning and losing leagues.

For this analysis, I use the NFBC Main Event because of the number of identical leagues. Additionally, the owners stay engaged longer since each spent over $1000 per team. I tried to find that sweet spot between obvious and bizarre and will focus on players dropped in six to nine leagues.

Hitters

  • Alex Dickerson (9): The series at Colorado is over.
  • Jurickson Profar (9): On the short side of a second base platoon with Jake Croneworth.
  • Rowdy Tellez (9): He on the strong side of a platoon with Brandon Drury while hitting .143/.244/.257.
  • Edward Olivares (8): Has only started six of 16 games for the Padres.
  • Edwin Rios (8): He has started in only 5 of the last 10 games.
  • Martin Maldonado (8):  I’m a little surprised there is only one person on the catcher carousal.
  • Robinson Canó (8): On the IL.
  • Roman Quinn (8): In a sort of platoon with Adam Haseley (.389..389/.500). Quinn has started four of the last five games while hitting .304/.333/.609.
  • Ben Gamel (7): An interesting drop. He’s playing (started eight of last nine games) while hitting .205/.244/.462. There are less productive hitters being rostered.
  • Dee Gordon (7): Why was he still on a roster? He’s starting in half the games while hitting .167/.219/.200.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. (7): While playing most days, owners are moving on past his .222/.300/.267 production.
  • Jason Heyward (7): Regular outfielder hitting like sh … this: .189/.231/.270.
  • Matt Carpenter (7): Suspect talent who hasn’t been playing.
  • Nico Hoerner (7): He has started in 10 of the Cubs 13 games but is hitting just .235/.289/.265.
  • Ryan O’Hearn (7): Started nine of 14 games since coming off the IL hitting .286/.359/.400
  • Travis Shaw (7): Has played in four straight games since returning to the team while hitting .143/.200/.143 during that stretch.
  • Wilmer Flores (7): Series at Colorado is over.
  • Yoshi Tsutsugo (7): He’s hitting .159/.288/.250 and only playing against righties.
  • Carter Kieboom (6): He’s sitting against some righties and yet to have an extra-base hit this season.
  • Jose Osuna (6): He was demoted while hitting .158/.238/.316.
  • Justin Smoak (6): After starting every game to begin the season, it has just been in four of the last six while hitting .158/.238/.316.
  • Miguel Andujar (6): Demoted to the alternate site.

Starters

Closers

Players Dropped in the NFBC Main Event
Carlos Rodon 36
Matt Adams 33
Mike Soroka 33
Nick Burdi 32
Jeurys Familia 29
Roberto Osuna 28
Oliver Drake 25
Edinson Volquez 24
Tyler Heineman 24
Joey Lucchesi 22
Franchy Cordero 20
Corey Knebel 18
Ender Inciarte 18
Michael Wacha 18
Ian Kennedy 17
Nick Madrigal 17
Ryan Helsley 17
Evan White 16
Nick Goody 16
Sean Doolittle 16
Tim Lopes 16
Eric Lauer 15
Forrest Whitley 15
Justin Upton 15
Brandon Crawford 14
Brian Goodwin 14
Mike Zunino 14
Yadier Molina 14
Bradley Zimmer 13
Greg Holland 13
Josh James 13
Mychal Givens 13
Tony Wolters 13
Jalen Beeks 12
Raimel Tapia 12
Brandon Belt 11
Dellin Betances 11
Evan Longoria 11
Homer Bailey 11
Jacob Stallings 11
Jeff Samardzija 11
Jonathan Loaisiga 11
Jose Alvarado 11
Kike Hernandez 11
Manuel Margot 11
Matt Magill 11
Mitch Keller 11
Wade Davis 11
Yasiel Puig 11
Aaron Bummer 10
Adam Wainwright 10
Anibal Sanchez 10
Caleb Smith 10
Kyle Wright 10
Yan Gomes 10
Yoenis Cespedes 10
Alex Dickerson 9
Carlos Estevez 9
Craig Kimbrel 9
Diego Castillo 9
Emilio Pagan 9
Josh VanMeter 9
Jurickson Profar 9
Kendall Graveman 9
Madison Bumgarner 9
Michael Lorenzen 9
Rowdy Tellez 9
Bryan Abreu 8
Derek Holland 8
Edward Olivares 8
Edwin Rios 8
Jonathan Hernandez 8
Martin Maldonado 8
Robinson Cano 8
Roman Quinn 8
Tony Watson 8
Yusmeiro Petit 8
Ben Gamel 7
Blake Treinen 7
Daulton Varsho 7
Dee Gordon 7
Jackie Bradley Jr. 7
Jason Heyward 7
Justin Verlander 7
Matt Andriese 7
Matt Carpenter 7
Mike Foltynewicz 7
Nico Hoerner 7
Rafael Dolis 7
Ryan O’Hearn 7
Travis Shaw 7
Vince Velasquez 7
Wilmer Flores 7
Yoshi Tsutsugo 7
Yoshihisa Hirano 7
Carter Kieboom 6
Dakota Hudson 6
Felix Pena 6
Freddy Peralta 6
Hunter Harvey 6
J.A. Happ 6
Jose Osuna 6
Justin Smoak 6
Matt Barnes 6
Miguel Andujar 6
Sergio Romo 6
Tanner Roark 6
Tony Gonsolin 6
A.J. Puk 5
Andrelton Simmons 5
Aristides Aquino 5
Asher Wojciechowski 5
Dan Altavilla 5
Danny Duffy 5
Hansel Robles 5
Harrison Bader 5
Hunter Pence 5
Jake Lamb 5
Jarrod Dyson 5
Kyle Freeland 5
Michael Chavis 5
Robinson Chirinos 5
Ty France 5





Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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storminjnorman

I think you have Emilio Pagan mixed up.