The fantasy baseball finals are almost here, and while some stars are hitting everything, some others are having problems simply making contact. Here are the top sticks that are struggling in the fantasy playoffs this season.
3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – For a guy that has 43 home runs on the year, fantasy owners were expecting to see Cabrera hit more than one long ball in the playoffs. Obviously Miggy’s numbers have suffered due to the fact that he has been sidelined with an oblique injury, but it has still left many fantasy owners scrambling to find a third baseman. In weekly leagues, many owners were stuck with the Triple-Crown winner in their lineup, even though he was riding the pine, and you can bet several owners ended up losing as a result. He has since returned to action, but he will likely miss a start or two next week as well.
2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox – The second baseman is 10-for-39 in the playoffs this year, which is an embarrassing .256 average. He has also scored just four runs, despite the team scoring a ridiculous 68 runs in the playoffs this year. Pedroia was supposed to be one of the primer second basemen in the playoffs, but he has been outperformed by most of the field this year.
1B/OF Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Angles – Trumbo has an appalling .107 batting average in the playoffs and he has only amassed three hits through the first seven games. He has been one of the best power hitters all year long, but he has been in a serious funk throughout the playoffs.