Monday, April 14, 2008

Hold steady with struggling studs

The Counselor is IN:

We are a couple of weeks into the fantasy baseball season. Many of the stud players are currently struggling. I know that many of my players are. Here are just a few examples.

The consistent .300 hitting SS Michael Young is only hitting a .2083 so far this season. Pudge Rodriguez is batting an under the Mendoza line with .1951. Super DH- David Ortiz is hitting a meager .0698 (yes that is a 0 in front). There are many other examples of studs that are not hitting yet.

There are also plenty of top pitchers flailing mightily. The A's Closer, Huston Street, has an inflated 6.429 ERA. Phil Huges, the 2nd year Yankee's stud, has an ERA of 9.00. Then there is Cleveland's Ace, C.C. Sabathia, who has an ERA 11.571 and a WHIP (Walks + Hits/ Innings Pitched) of 2.357.

Over the past several years, I have owned Johan Santana. He usually struggles in April for some reason. But by August he is always a top pitcher. That is par for course with Santana. No one remembers his early season challenges when he is winning another Cy Young.

It is not time to panic. Hold onto your studs that are having an early season woos. They usually will bounce right back. It is way too early to dump players. I would even hold onto your struggling flyer players at this time. There is a lot of games left (only 10% have been played) and things have a way of balancing out.

The Counselor is OUT:

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