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June 24, 2013

Fantasy Freestyle

The Biggest Losers (So Far)

by Mike Gianella


It is hard to believe, but we’re almost halfway through the regular season. For the most part, the caveats of small sample sizes and arbitrary endpoints can be tossed out the window and we can start looking at 2013 data and drawing definitive conclusions on what we have seen thus far.

Fantasy baseball is no exception. While there is still plenty of time for most of us to make up ground, by now we certainly know if we have a good chance, are fighting an uphill battle, or are hopelessly tilting at windmills.

If you own one of the players on the following tables, there is a good possibility that you’re fighting an uphill battle—especially in a deep or “-only” league.

Table 1: Top 10 Losses, AL Hitters (through Saturday, June 22, 2013)

#

Player

$

+/-

CBS

LABR

Tout

AVG

2012

1

Jose Reyes

$8

-23

34

29

31

31

$29

2

Brett Lawrie

$4

-21

27

25

22

25

$17

3

Josh Hamilton

$8

-20

30

29

25

28

$33

4

Mike Moustakas

$1

-18

21

17

18

19

$14

5

Curtis Granderson

$2

-18

20

20

20

20

$24

6

Mark Teixeira

$1

-17

25

23

6

18

$16

7

Derek Jeter

-16

16

17

14

16

$27

8

Jesus Montero

$1

-15

15

16

18

16

$11

9

Dustin Ackley

$0

-15

15

16

14

15

$12

10

Billy Butler

$13

-15

27

27

29

28

$28

Average

$4

-18

23

22

20

22

$21

The average salaries on these charts are derived from the expert league auction prices in the CBS, League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR), and Tout Wars auctions held before the season started. The earnings are prorated for what these players are on pace to earn in 2013.

There are three types of hitters on Table 1:

1. Injury cases: (Granderson, Jeter, Reyes, Teixeira).

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