Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - Falling

by Tim Heaney on September 23, 2009 @ 00:00:00 PDT


Also see: Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - Rising

Fantasy baseball waivers and discarded fantasy baseball players can make or break a season. You may have adjusted your fantasy baseball cheat sheets over and over during spring training. If your team remains the same after opening day, though, you will probably have trouble competing in your rotisserie baseball league.

When is it time to give up on your fantasy baseball sleepers? Which players are worth retaining?'s Diamond Market series gives you the fantasy baseball tips and advice you need to sort through the masses quickly.


Discard - Drop player (in most circumstances)

Stash - Hold player if roster space is available; consider dropping if trend continues

Hold - Do not drop player (in most circumstances)

Second basemen

Orlando Hudson, Los Angeles Dodgers

Money may be partially behind Hudson's fall from favor. He would make $10,000 for each of his next 37 plate appearances, but the Dodgers are saving some dough by inserting the scorching Ronnie Belliard in the starting second sacker spot.

Recently Skipper Joe Torre wouldn't name a starter at the position, but signs point to Belliard at least getting the lion's share. A .250-0-2 September doesn't make it worth keeping Hudson, either.

Shallow mixed: Discard

Deep mixed: Discard

AL-only: Stash

Relief pitchers

Bobby Jenks, Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox CL Bobby Jenks
Jenks was jinxed in '09

The Doughboy is done for the year after he popped his right calf muscle during batting practice. Single-year owners should find help elsewhere, preferably in Matt Thornton.

Shallow mixed: Discard

Deep mixed: Discard

AL-only: Discard

Also see: Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - Rising

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