It’s already week seven of the fantasy baseball season, and it been a great journey so far. This week we have some players who have really been struggling at the plate, and they are listed below in our weekly edition of the slump streak report.
J.D. Martinez, OF, Houston Astros
Martinez was a bright spot for the Astros at the beginning of the season, but he’s cooled off of late. In his last seven games he hasn’t even recorded a hit, let alone an RBI or homerun. Young players tend to go in slumps, so that’s probably what this is for Martinez.
Nick Hundley, C, San Diego Padres
Hundley also started the season at a torrid pace, but he too has cooled off of late. The Padres young catcher is hitting just .080 over his last seven games, and has only recorded one RBI. Hundley is also young, so this too is probably just a mini slump.
Erick Aybar, SS, Los Angeles Angels
The whole Angels lineup is in a rut, and Aybar is just adding to the collective effort. Aybar is hitting just .125 over his last seven ballgames, but has also only stolen just one base. Speed is usually Aybar’s best asset, so that’s also a concerning sign.
Dee Gordon, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
Gordon is another struggling Los Angeles shortstop whose speed is also his best asset. Ironically Gordon hasn’t stolen a base over his last seven games, and is hitting just .161 during that stretch. Gordon can go on long slumps because he doesn’t have any power or line drive hitting abilities so, we will see what happens.
Rickie Weeks, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
Weeks has been in a season long funk, but this slump has been particularly bad over his last seven games. Weeks is hitting just .080 over his last seven games, and he’s hitting just .157 on the year. The Brewers need his bat, though, so he should continue to be in the lineup.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City Royals
Hosmer was a highly touted fantasy first baseman coming into the season, but that hasn’t shown of late. He’s hitting just .200 over his last seven games with only two runs batted in. Hosmer is a guy I expect to breakout soon because he’s just a solid hitter in general.
Adam Lind, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
I think fantasy owners have expected a few more homeruns from Lind this season. So far he only has three dingers, and is hitting just .143 over his past seven games. But last year Lind went on a torrid streak, so let’s give a few more weeks before taking action.