By Adam McGill @adammcgill83twitter.com on May 1, 2014
Every fantasy baseball season there are a handful of sticks that start the season off on fire. Unfortunately, some of these hot starts are simply a fluke. To help you identify some players that are about to hit the wall, here are five sticks that will start cooling off as the 2014 fantasy baseball season moves forward.
Joyce’s .328 batting average may be one of the most ludicrous numbers of the 2014 season. The six-year veteran has a career .252 batting average and managed to finish the 2013 season with a disgusting .235 average in 140 games. Joyce has several long slumps ahead of him.
Gordon has been red-hot to start the 2014 season, as he is fifth in the NL with a .353 batting average. As a result, he has become a popular waiver wire addition. Unfortunately, Gordon has never been a reliable hitter. He had a miserable .234 batting average through 38 games in 2013 and posted a .228 average the year before that. Gordon will always be a source of stolen bases, but his batting average will slowly start regressing towards the mean.
Davis was widely ignored this spring, but the 33-year-old currently has a robust .333 batting average. He has added two homers and the veteran has shockingly stolen eight bases as well. Despite his early-season success, though, Davis has several hitless performances in his future.
Ramirez has registered a hit in 27 of his 29 games this season and he has a robust .351 batting average. The six-year-pro has a career .280 batting average, though, and he has never hit over .290 in a single season. The stopgap may be one of the hottest hitters in fantasy right now, but expect him to come back down to earth before the All-Star break.
It was only two weeks ago and Blackmon had a .415 batting average. The outfielder’s average has dropped by the day and he has several more 0-4 performances ahead of him. If you bought into Blackmon's early-season hype, get ready for him to start looking like another mid-level outfielder.
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