One of the best things about fantasy baseball is when that late round guy starts the year on a terror. Now comes the dreaded question: is this legit? I’ve highlighted five surprising players who are in the top 25 of the ESPN player rater and what their owners should expect moving forward.
The worst thing you can do one week into the fantasy baseball decision is overreact. Most teams have only played 6 or 7 games. The stabilization points for even the quickest stabilizing stats are still a week plus away. We can’t draw too many strong conclusions but that doesn’t mean that analysis can’t take place. Below are a few pitches who have struggled so far and some analysis on their first starts.
Generally, I don’t make any moves the first 2-3 weeks of the season. The sample size is just too small to come to a confident conclusion. Injuries and role changes are the situations where I will make moves unless the upside dictates that I can’t wait on the player.
Here are a few players who are under 25% owned according to ESPN who would be at the top of my list if I needed a replacement.
2016 Season Predictions