By Muntradamus


By now there is so much action going on in the majors, that it is hard to keep track for most owners of players that are going through big slumps.  Here are five big names of players who started hot, but just are not.  You should trade these 5 players now before their values drop.


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#1. David Wright: Last 8 Games (.222 Average. 3 RBIs)

Wright was hitting .588 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs after his game on April 14th.  Right away, I noticed this trend was not for real and I put him in the TRADE MARKET as the pinkie was too big of a concern for me.

Since that article, Wright’s batting average is now down to .375.  He only has 3 RBIs during that span of 8 games.  I never have been a big Wright fan to begin with, and so far I am not impressed after that hot start.

I do not expect David Wright to reach the magical 20/20 everyone is hoping for/expecting.

Player to Acquire: Brett Lawrie.



#2. Carlos Beltran: Last 5 Games (.150 Average. 2 RBIs)

On April 18th, Carlos Beltran was hitting .341 with 5 HRs, 7 RBIs, and 3 SBs.  A very impressive start that reminded us of his days when he was a 1st round pick.  Since that day, Beltran is now hitting .279 and has only added 2 RBIs to his total.  It is hard to think of Beltran as an elite player, but his trade value is still pretty high and now is a good time to get great value for him before his numbers blend in as average.

He should end up with 23 HRs, 80 RBIs, 15 SBs.  If he hits his ceiling the entire year.

Player to Acquire: Yoenis Cespedes.



#3. Josh Willingham : Last 9 Games (.205 Average. 1 HR. 5 RBIs)

After April 14th, Josh Willingham was hitting .444 with 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, and a SB.  Those numbers were tops in the majors, and everyone quickly became a believer of the 30-100 season.  In fact everyone has it already penciled in at this point.  10 Days later, Josh comes into Tuesday with a .311 Average, and is now 2 games separated from his 15 game hitting streak to start the year.

No doubt Josh Willingham is a great player, and he could probably get to 30-100.  Especially with the pace and way he is playing.  But I would much rather trade Willingham for a struggling star who has yet to find his groove.

Player to Acquire: Michael Cuddyer.



#4. Melky Cabrera: Last 9 Games (.200 Average. 2 RBIs. 2 SBs)

I personally thought Melky Cabrera had a fluke season last year in KC.  Simply just a player in his contract season who comes alive randomly.  To start this season, he made me look like I had no idea what I was talking about as he was hitting .414 with 1 HR, 5 RBIs, and a SB on April 14th.  Then reality settled in.  After April 14th, Cabrera just added 2 RBIs, and 2 SBs to his total.  His batting average fell below .300 as well and now sits at .297.

Some people expect 20/20, I expect 12/20 max.

Player to Acquire: Austin Jackson.



#5. Nolan Reimold: Last 10 Games (.404 Average. 5 HRs. 10 RBIs. 1 SB)

When the season started, nobody had Nolan Reimold on their draft sheet.  Even though he was the opening day leadoff hitter.  Little did we know, the next coming of Brady Anderson was alive.  He went into BEAST MODE after opening day and is now currently on a 10 game hitting streak.  In that 10 game hitting streak he looks like a must-own option with those 5 HRs and .404 batting average.

Here’s a secret about fantasy baseball.  Everybody gets hot at one point in time during the season.  This was simply Reimold’s hot streak now, and it is time to deal with him as you would be lucky to get 20+ HRs.

He is currently on pace for 50 HRs, 101 RBIs, 10 SBs.

Player to Acquire: Shin-Soo Choo.

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