2013 Fantasy Baseball: OF Matt Holliday Breaks Out of Slump

By Adam McGill
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

After a somewhat slow start to the 2013 fantasy baseball season, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday has finally come back from sabbatical.

Holliday hit a home run in the second game of the year, but didn’t hit another long ball for over two and half weeks. He was an albatross over the first part of the year and was being showed up by dozens of outfielders this year.

However, Holliday has turned it up recently and three of his four home runs this season have come in the past eight games. He has also driven in seven runs in that stretch and has been a key player in the team’s current 7-1 hot-streak.

In 31 games this season, Holliday has quietly crossed the plate 24 times. He may be struggling to hit for average, evident by his .265 batting average, but he is still running the bases like a veteran.

Many fantasy owners were ready to give up on the six-time All-Star, but he has finally started to live up to his potential. There is nothing worse than having a top pick struggle in the first half of the season, so fantasy owners can rest easy knowing that Holliday is back in form.

Holliday may not be the top-10 outfielder he was a couple years ago, but he can still be a serviceable second outfielder for the remainder of 2013.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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