Top 10 Underperforming Players of 2023... So Far.
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Now that we are a little over a month into the season, I felt it was apt to take a look at the players who have pooped the bed so far this year. This is both from a fantasy and real-life performance. I would have put Juan Soto on here if I wrote this last week, but he got enough to avoid this list. This is not in any particular order. If it was, I would put Carlos Correa first because I think he is the most overrated player we have had in a while.
Being that he received one of the largest SS salary in history, it makes this start more bitter for Phillies fans. Hopes are that Bryce Harper coming back will boost the lineup as the summer hits.
.261 AVG/ 4 HR/ 10 RBI/ 4 SB/ .714 OPS
What’s interesting is if we were going off of WAR, Julio would still be highest on this list. Of course, this is an underperforming list, so I can still have him here especially coming off the hype from winning ROY.
.219 AVG/ 7 HR/ 19 RBI/ 6 SB/ .691 OPS
So far, Manny is another case of “Get your bag and run”. After taking advantage of the Padres spending spree Machado has been no bueno to start the year. Biggest stat that sticks out to me is his 35 strikeouts to 10 walks.
.243 AVG/ 5 HR/ 18 RBI/ .679 OPS
When I decided to not keep Alcantara in our 5 keeper league I was widely panned. I am sorry, but rarely have we seen pitchers put in as many innings as Sandy and not see some sort of breakdown. He isn’t injured, but he is a shell of himself so far.
1-3/ 4.53 ERA/ 3.62 FIP/ 1.21 WHIP/ 40 K/ 12 BB
Yes, I drafted Cease in the 6th round and I am very bitter. No further questions please.
2-2/ 5.58 ERA/ 4.34 FIP/ 1.51 WHIP/ 49 K/ 20BB
He has 9 HR and that will probably lead to some fans disagreeing with me. Regardless, I look at a -0.5 WAR and a .188 AVG and you can see why he is here.
.188 AVG/ 9 HR/ 18 RBI/ .717 OPS/
Prior to Teoscar’s two year run which saw him winning two Silver Sluggers, he was a career .230 hitter. So, after hitting .267 last year and turning 30 it would not be a surprise for him to begin to revert back to his previous average. The Mariners did not have to give up much for him which is nice, but with Julio not playing well and Kelenic being streaky it seems the entire Mariners outfield is underperforming.
.215 AVG/ 7 HR/ 17 RBI/ .647 OPS
You can make the argument that the entire Cardinals team belongs on this list. Arenado, though is coming off being third in MVP voting while taking home a Silver Slugger and another Golden Glove. I do still believe he has the ability to get hot, but for now, he has to be on this list.
.233 AVG/ 3HR/ 19 RBI/ .620 OPS
Even though I said this was in no particular order I decided to write Correa’s first after looking at his stats. After a weird off-season that saw him signing with three teams in three months, Correa landed back with the Twins. His first season with the Twins was.. fine.. in no way do I think it was worth all the drama especially when a far superior SS, Xander Bogaerts, was available. So far this season, Correa has taken his money and ran. I will put his stats below.
.191 AVG/ 5 HR/ 18 RBI/ .646 OPS/ 0.1 WAR
Before the season I said that if Jose Abreu comes to Houston and puts together a few good years that he could be a sneaky Hall of Famer. So far I am eating my words.
.218 AVG/ 0 HR/ 14 RBI/ .521 OPS/ -0.9 WAR
Carlos Rodon(Honorable Mention)
I just don’t like the Yankees.
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