The third base position was pretty thin at the beginning of the fantasy baseball season. There were only so many reliable options to draft this spring and many fantasy owners ended up reaching for a player at third base.
Among all the sleepers at the hot corner, one of the most popular selections on draft day was Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners. Seager was drafted as a low-end starter in every single format this spring and the young slugger even cracked the top-10 on many cheat sheets.
Unfortunately, Seager has been unable to find his swing in the early part of the season. He has a meager .146 batting average on the year and has looked utterly lost in the batter’s box. The 26-year-old continues to be baffled by breaking pitches, which has accounted for his 11 strikeouts through the first 12 games.
Seager also has just two RBIs and he has yet to hit a long ball. Most were hoping the third baseman would end the 2014 season with 25-plus homers, but he has gotten off to a very slow start.
Seager is still worth holding onto in all formats, but he shouldn’t be starting at this point in the year. There are hotter options at the hot corner to find on the waiver wire (Trevor Plouffe, Mark Reynolds, or Todd Frazier) and it may be better to roll with someone else until Seager starts filling the box score.