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Week 3 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Players To Drop Immediately

5 Fantasy Players To Drop Immediately

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Every week of the fantasy baseball season brings a new group of free agents to pick up. In order to sign the next big thing, though, a roster spot must be opened up. To help you make that call, here are five players that should be dropped immediately.

5. OF Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics

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5. OF Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics

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Crisp was bothered with a nagging wrist injury for most of last season and it was so painful that he even received several cortisones shots throughout the year. The veteran has already received several shots in the wrist this year, and now factoring in his latest hamstring injury, it would be better to let someone else worry about his availability game after game.

4. SP Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies

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4. SP Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies

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De La Rosa has been throwing meatballs all year long. He has an uninspiring 0-2 record to go along with brutal 9.692 ERA. He is shockingly still owned in 22% of CBS leagues and should finally be showed the door in all formats.

3. SP Brandon McCarthy, Arizona Diamondbacks

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3. SP Brandon McCarthy, Arizona Diamondbacks

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The veteran has been shelled start after start. He has allowed five earned runs or more in three straight starts and the veteran currently has a ridiculous 7.780 ERA. McCarthy simply isn’t worth hanging onto anymore.

2. 3B Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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2. 3B Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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McGehee was an extremely popular waiver wire addition this past week. Unfortunately, the veteran is starting to cool off. He has gone 8-35 (.228) over the nine games and he has only had one extra base hit. It is time to toss this journeyman back into the free agent pool.

1. 1B Justin Smoak, Seattle Mariners

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1. 1B Justin Smoak, Seattle Mariners

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Smoak started off the 2014 season on fire. He hit two home runs in the first three games and racked up seven RBIs over that span. Unfortunately, he has seriously flattened out and has gone 3-21(.143) in the last six games. Smoak’s average has dropped down to .245 and the first baseman is no longer worth hanging onto fantasy formats.