2013 Fantasy Baseball Playoffs: The Cold Shortstops
One of the thinnest positions this fantasy baseball season has been the shortstop position. Countless shortstops went down with injuries earlier in the year and it left many owners scrambling to find replacements. The position finally saw most of these injured veterans return to action just as the playoffs arrived, but not all the veterans have lived up to their potential.
Here are some of the most popular fantasy shortstops that have not been playing well in the fantasy playoffs this year.
Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies – Tulo is widely considered to be the premier shortstop in fantasy baseball, but the three-time All-Star has had problems even making contact this year in the playoffs. Tulowitzki has amassed just three hits in his last six games. Now factor in that he has missed a couple games with a leg injury and this has probably been the worst playoff performance Tulo has ever had.
Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians – Cabrera had a beautiful game to kickoff the fantasy playoffs this year, as the veteran went 3-for-4 against the Atlanta Braves. Since that game, though, the shortstop is hitting just .129 in the following 10 games. He may have hit a homer in his most recent game, but that was his only extra base hit over the 10-game stretch.
Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies – Rollins is just 5-for-33 in the fantasy playoffs this season and the veteran has been playing miserably in recent weeks. He is hitting just .151 in the fantasy postseason and has been one of the worst shortstops to own.