Who is Being Dropped & Why

Another week, another list of drops in the NFBC Main Event. I’m not sure if it was owners moving onto football or the lack of news, but there weren’t many moves this week. For that reason, I wrote up any player dropped in eight or more of the 38 leagues instead of the normal 10 leagues.


  • Jonathan Lucroy (17): Out at least three weeks after having nose surgery.
  • Jose Alvarado (12): An oblique strain has him on the IL for at least six weeks.


  • Jose Urquidy (14): Sent to AAA after some BABIP (.565) induced struggles in his first two major league starts leading to a 10.50 ERA.
  • Rowdy Tellez (13): His sub-.300 OBP just didn’t cut it has a DH/1B.
  • Adbert Alzolay (11): He’s back in the minors after struggling with homers (3.2 HR/9) and walks (5.6 BB/9).
  • Matt Beaty (10): With the return of A.J. Pollock and Corey Seager, there was no need for him.


Drops in the NFBC Main Event
Name Drops (38 leagues)
Elieser Hernandez 24
Matt Strahm 20
Jonathan Lucroy 17
Jordan Lyles 17
Jose Urquidy 14
Michael Wacha 14
Tommy Edman 13
Dylan Bundy 13
Rowdy Tellez 13
Jose Alvarado 12
Jason Vargas 11
Drew Pomeranz 11
Adbert Alzolay 11
Wade LeBlanc 10
Matt Beaty 10
John Gant 9
Ariel Jurado 9
J.P. Crawford 9
Adrian Sampson 9
Billy Hamilton 8
Pedro Severino 8
Matt Adams 8
Sean Manaea 7
Yadier Molina 7
Austin Barnes 7
Homer Bailey 7
Brandon Workman 7
Kyle Seager 7
Anthony Santander 7
Stephen Piscotty 7
Aaron Civale 6
Brett Anderson 6
Teoscar Hernandez 6
Framber Valdez 6
Rich Hill 6
Michael Lorenzen 6
Dwight Smith Jr. 6
Jhoulys Chacin 6
Blake Treinen 6
Logan Allen 6
Harold Ramirez 5
Brendan Rodgers 5
Carlos Carrasco 5
David Bote 5
Jalen Beeks 5
Nicky Lopez 5
Pedro Strop 5
Reyes Moronta 5
Jaime Barria 5
Freddy Peralta 5
Yoshihisa Hirano 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 four FSWA Awards including on for his Mining the News series. He's won Tout Wars three times, LABR once, and got his first NFBC Main Event win in 2021. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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