He's been looking pretty brutal this year, guys. He's batting .252 with one stolen bases and four doubles. In my league, he's currently ranked 25th in second basemen in points. Seriously guys, is it time to cut the chord on Phillips? I know he's batting clean-up right now, but even that hasn't done much to improve his value.
My available waiver wire options at the moment are Kelly Johnson, Jose Altuve, Aaron Hill, and Daniel Murphy. Not exactly ideal I know, but I'm currently just wasting opportunities with Phillips in my 2B slot. I'm thinking about picking up Murphy due to him being near the top of most of our offensive categories, plus he has the 1B and 3B option. And Johnson batting at the beginning of that Blue Jays offense is tempting but he seems to be striking out every game.
I'd just chalk it up to a rough start. Johnson is exciting this year but the odds that he'll revert to his .250 days of inconsistencies is more likely than Phillips keeping up with what he's doing. If anything, trade Phillips to a believer and get something solid back. You'd be selling low, but it's better than dropping him.
Altuve and KJ shouldn't be available. I wouldn't just cut Phillips but I'd certainly try to find space for those guys too unless your league/rosters are incredibly shallow.
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To answer your guys questions, yes, it is a very shallow league. The commissioner is a buddy of mine, and while he did a more traditional fantasy roster last year, it proved to be too much for the fantasy casuals in the league and half of them quit. So this year, he went for a very simplified roster that didn't require much player management, which everybody was in agreement with.
But yeah, back to the issue at hand. The shallowness of our rosters is why those aforementioned players are available, and as you can see from my lineup, it's tough to drop anybody for another 2B other than Phillips himself.
...and for those who are curious, I have Hardy in my utility slot because (1) Young is ice cold, (2) LeHair hitting against Halladay, and (3) Dunn is hitting against a good lefty in Wilson. Craig, as you can see, is day-to-day.
Then drop Craig or Hardy for one of those guys on the wire. Then stick them into the 2B slot if Phillips is slacking and slot one of your other bench guys at Util. Phillips is a top 5 2B, so dropping him over Craig or Hardy is folly.