Tuesday, April 16, 2013

5 Bad Baseball Players - April 2013

Disclaimer: This series is only concerned with fantasy baseball categories spanning the past two weeks of play.

5th Most Bad: Victor Martinez - C, Detroit Tigers

Numbers: .158 AVG, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB .425 OPS

4th Most Bad: Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins

Face: Intense. Shoulder Status: Ouchie Boo Boo Times.
Numbers: .154 AVG, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB, 11 K in 26 AB

Why So Bad? Stanton has been battling a shoulder injury, which has apparently been restrictive enough that the guy who hits 500 foot bombs is currently being praised for hitting balls to the warning track. Even worse? His terrible numbers are all pre-shoulder injury. Worst of all? He plays for Miami, a team that's drawing 19,000 fans per game. (2nd worst in MLB) Gonna be a rough year. I want no part of any Marlins this season. Stanton included.

3rd Most Bad: Matt Cain - SP, San Francisco Giants

Numbers: 0 W, 1 L, 8 K, 9.28 ERA, 1.69 WHIP

2nd Most Bad: Josh Johnson, SP, Toronto Blue Jays

Here you go, Victor!
Numbers: 0 W, 1 L, 7 K, 11.05 ERA, 2.73 WHIP

Why So Bad? Johnson has a quality start under his belt and is still the hot deuce in April. Not easy to do. But when you allow 6 earned in just over an inning to Victor Martinez and company, welcome to the list. His average fastball is getting closer and closer to dipping under 92 MPH. He's projected to throw around 150 innings and win 7 games this year. Injury prone AND decreasing velocity? Where do I sign??

1st Most Bad: Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland Indians

Numbers: .125 AVG, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB, .390 OPS
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