Mar 8, 2015; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene (61) talks with catcher James McCann (34) during the first inning against the Houston Astros at a spring training baseball game at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Just as fans have overreacted to some of the play on the field, so have fantasy baseball owners.
Guys like Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout and Adrian Gonzalez are off to hard starts, but slow starts from other players such as Andrew McCutchen, Giancarlo Stanton and Robinson Cano have some owners concerned.
But it shouldn’t because those guys are stars, and the baseball season isn’t even two weeks old. It’s a long season.
The best strategy for owners who find themselves towards the bottom of the standings is to stay the course. Don’t trade stars for lower value because they are struggling right now. If you invested a high draft pick in a player, stick it out with him.
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That being said, that doesn’t mean there aren’t quality additions to be had for any fantasy team, whether one is in first or last place. It would just be unwise to drop an All-Star caliber player just because he is off to a slow start.
Again, we want to emphasize to not pick up these players at all costs, dropping a player owners will regret later, but if one has the space, take a look at the players on this list.
Here is a list of five AL Central players owners might want to consider adding to their fantasy teams.