(This is an abridged look at an article appearing at OwnersEdge.com)
We close the book on the first month of the season tonight and there is one pervasive feeling among many fantasy owners right now: panic. There is nothing worse than seeing your hitters on the highway (hitting something in the .100s) or worse yet with a bingo number (something beginning with an “0”), though no full time hitters are in the bingo range. In the internet age of fantasy baseball where you are able to track your team realtime, it’s easy to get caught up in every at-bat and overreact to someone’s rough start.
I’d like to present a list of players ranging from bona fide stars to late round sleeper-types from 2009 who had an awful April only to turn it around and deliver the kind season we all expected, or even better, exceed expectations. If a look at this list doesn’t make you realize you need to give early round picks Grady Sizemore (.192, 0 HR) and Carlos Lee (.177, 0 HR) as well as young sleeper types Julio Borbon (.194, 4 SB) and Nolan Reimold (.193, 1 HR) more time to perform how you expected back in March, then nothing will.
Players with .150+ OPS Difference from April until End of Season
Players with <.150 OPS Difference from April until End of Season