Fantasy Baseball Review #2

It’s been a roller coaster month for Benintendinitis. At my peak, I was in 5th place. Pitching was carrying the load, and my hitting was starting to heat up. Things were looking good.

Then it all went to hell.

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Johnny Cueto hits the 60 day DL. In the meantime, I picked up Ian Kennedy and Chad Bettis, who were kind enough to give up a combined 17 earned runs between their starts last week.

Those two starts were enough to raise my season ERA by over half a run, resulting in a 5 point drop, which put me securely in 11th place.

CBS Sports shot me this email today, which really boosted my self-worth:

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Additionally, Matt Chapman has stopped hitting, Marwin Gonzalez has stopped hitting, Starlin Castro has stopped hitting, and Dexter Fowler continues to not hit.

I have an overwhelming fear that if this can’t be turned around in a couple of years, I would have wasted prime years of my current core of Trea Turner, Alex Bregman and Andrew Benintendi.

While 2018 will not be my year for fantasy baseball, I should focus on 2019 and beyond.

And while I still focus to improve my current situation, I have no need to sell the farm for, at best, a top 5 finish. I have a number of players on the horizon who could provide immediate and future impact:

1. Alex Reyes
2. Vlad Guerrero Jr.
3. Michael Kopech
4. Austin Riley

These guys would provide a substantial core that I could build off of in the future. This is, of course, provided that they all pan out. Which, in baseball, is always a sure thing, right?????