One Man’s Trash…Week 16

One Man’s Trash is back from a little siesta and ready to dive back into ESPN’s most dropped list to find some buy low gems for your fantasy team.

Chris Coghlan  -24.9 percent

After falling into an 0-for-15 slump, Coghlan injured his back diving for a fly ball and hasn’t been back in the lineup since. His AVG is down to .263 on the season, but it’s easy to forget that he hit .377 in June. While he’ll only be valuable in spurts for standard mixed leagues, there is a little buy low opportunity here for deep mixed formats for some AVG and a few stolen bases per month.
Carlos Silva -18.2 percent
There is now way around this. Silva has been horrible in his last two starts allowing 11 earned runs in only 2.1 innings of “work”. As a result, his ERA has gone from 2.96 to 3.86 in an instant. Out of nowhere, Silva has lost his command, which is a skill that has been outstanding all season long. Whether it is mechanical or mental or whatever, the good news is that it’s fixable. Silva has a long track record of great command (career 1.72 BB/9). If he has been dropped in your league and you have a roster spot, it could be worth it to add Silva now and stash him on the bench until the command returns, which it should.
Sean Rodriguez -17.8 percent
S-Rod has been playing with the hearts and minds of fantasy owners since his hot-hot-hot spring training. If you were following FB365 back then, you may have come across this article on why his impact would be limited this season. Rodriguez has had some hot streaks that have warranted rostering, but his BB/K rate is beyond poor. Strikeouts have always been a problem for Rodriguez and his 29 percent strikeout rate this season shows no indication that things are going to get better.
Also, he has a .340 BABIP despite a very low 16.8 percent line drive rate.
Clayton Richard -15.6 percent
Richard is being dropped like a pass to Terrell Owens (damn football reference!) despite a 3.53 ERA. Over his last three outings, Richard has allowed 16 earned runs in 18 innings pitched and his walk rate has increased every month since May. There is plenty to be worried about here, but there is also some upside, albeit limited, that things could just as easily turn back around given an average strikeout rate and good ground ball rate (50 percent).
Jorge De La Rosa -10.7 percent
Understandably, De La Rosa’s command is way off since returning from a long DL stint. Not that he had great command in the first place. Still, pure stuff wise, there are few pitchers out there with the same ability to dominate a lineup on a given night. Right now, De Le Rosa is the perfect add and stash pitcher. Once he finds a groove and stops laying the ball down the heart of the plate his numbers should turn around in a big way. These things happen when a pitcher misses time. If you are patient here, you may be rewarded over the final two months of the season.