Fantasy Baseball Sell High Candidates
Michael Young, Texas Rangers – Young is off to a great start. Sounds familiar to last year when his batting average dropped 46 points after the All-Star Break. He already has 7 HRs through 30 games. He only hit 21 his previous 311 games. He still has the name and numbers to net you a good return. He’s still very solid and qualifies at 3B & SS so make sure you get a deal you’re happy with.
Mike Lowell, Boston Red Sox - I know it’s hard to deal away one of the league leaders in RBIs, but he is 35 with an injury history. Last year the wheels fell off in July for Lowell, and despite a strong September, he still hit .225 after the All-Star Break.
Russell Branyan, Seattle Mariners - Not only is Branyan hitting 45 points above his career mark, his numbers typically take a dip after the All-Star Break.
- Before: .235 BA, .505 Slg%, 13.9 AB/HR, 6.0 AB/RBI
- After: .229 BA, .469 Slg%, 16.7 AB/HR, 6.6 AB/RBI
Wandy Rodríguez, Houston Astros – Wandy is off to a great start, and his value has never been higher after his eight scoreless inning win. He’s sporting a 1.80 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. Historically he is much better before the All-Star Break than after it.
– Before: 26-22, 4.33 ERA, 1.36 WHIP
Joe Saunders, Los Angeles Angels - Joe is off to another fine start. He is coming off a Complete Game Shutout. He has historically started off great going 24-6 with a 2.97 ERA before August and 13-10 with a 5.01 ERA after. Not exactly how you want your Pitchers throwing down the stretch.
– Before: 66-51, 3.93 ERA
Get out why you can.
Brian Bannister, Kansas City Royals - Bannister has been a great story, but I don’t see Cliff Lee, Part II from him. He’s a .500 Pitcher at best with an ERA around 4.50. His early dominance will come to an abrupt end.
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