2016 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Bats To Sell High On After Week 1

By Adam McGill

There are a handful of superstars who emerge each fantasy baseball season. It happened last season with Carlos Correa and Kris Bryant, and there is no doubt that it will happen again in 2016. However, not all of the hot starts around the league right now are legitimate. So to help you dump the fake breakout candidates, here are five sticks to sell-high in Week 2 of the fantasy season.

2016 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Bats To Sell High On After Week 1
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5. 1B Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

1B Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies Credit: Getty Images
Howard is one of the most unreliable starters in all of fantasy. He may have two home runs and four RBIs on the year, but that trend likely won’t continue for much longer. Howard will only see more time off as the year continues and his sporadic days off can kill a team's championship hopes. If you can find a taker for the 36-year-old this week, don't think twice about it.

5. 1B Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

Howard is one of the most unreliable starters in all of fantasy. He may have two home runs and four RBIs on the year, but that trend likely won’t continue for much longer. Howard will only see more time off as the year continues and his sporadic days off can kill a team's championship hopes. If you can find a taker for the 36-year-old this week, don't think twice about it.

4. 1B Tyler White, Houston Astros

1B Tyler White, Houston Astros Credit: Getty Images
White has taken the world by storm this season. He has a MLB-leading .545 batting average to go along with three home runs and nine RBIs through the team’s first seven contests of the 2016 season. Unfortunately, A.J. Reed and Jonathan Singleton are eager to contribute at first base in Houston. If White struggles at all in the coming weeks, he will immediately find himself back in Triple-A. Don’t put too much faith in the 25-year-old.

4. 1B Tyler White, Houston Astros

White has taken the world by storm this season. He has a MLB-leading .545 batting average to go along with three home runs and nine RBIs through the team’s first seven contests of the 2016 season. Unfortunately, A.J. Reed and Jonathan Singleton are eager to contribute at first base in Houston. If White struggles at all in the coming weeks, he will immediately find himself back in Triple-A. Don’t put too much faith in the 25-year-old.

3. OF Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

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Bruce is off to a hot start this fantasy season. He has already racked up two home runs and nine RBIs to go along with a robust .333 batting average. Shockingly, though, his career batting average is meager .248. Fantasy fans should expect a large regression to the mean in the coming months, because Bruce has an 0-for-20 streak in his near future.

3. OF Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

Bruce is off to a hot start this fantasy season. He has already racked up two home runs and nine RBIs to go along with a robust .333 batting average. Shockingly, though, his career batting average is meager .248. Fantasy fans should expect a large regression to the mean in the coming months, because Bruce has an 0-for-20 streak in his near future.

2. OF Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres

OF Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres Credit: Getty images
Kemp has been extremely hit-or-miss this season. He racked up three home runs and 10 RBIs during a three-game spurt last week, but the former All-Star has gone 0-for-14 in the other four games. He is too unpredictable at this point in his career, and considering his injury history, time may be running out to move the outfielder. Shop him around now while he is still filling the box score.

2. OF Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres

Kemp has been extremely hit-or-miss this season. He racked up three home runs and 10 RBIs during a three-game spurt last week, but the former All-Star has gone 0-for-14 in the other four games. He is too unpredictable at this point in his career, and considering his injury history, time may be running out to move the outfielder. Shop him around now while he is still filling the box score.

1. SS Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies

SS Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies Credit: Getty images
Story has been the main storyline this fantasy season. The rookie belted a MLB record six home runs through his first four professional games, and the stopgap suddenly has seven home runs with 12 RBIs on the year. However, it is ridiculous to assume that the rookie will continue to produce at this level. If you can parlay him into a top-five SS and something else, don’t hesitate to pull the trigger.

1. SS Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies

Story has been the main storyline this fantasy season. The rookie belted a MLB record six home runs through his first four professional games, and the stopgap suddenly has seven home runs with 12 RBIs on the year. However, it is ridiculous to assume that the rookie will continue to produce at this level. If you can parlay him into a top-five SS and something else, don’t hesitate to pull the trigger.

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