I say he's sent down to the minors by June 1st. Granted he's a much better "Real life" baseball player than a fantasy one at this point - especially if you're in leagues with more offensive stat categories than just 5 x 5. I understand that he scores runs, walks and steals - and has 3 homers, but Yost has Kendall batting 9th just so the top of the lineup can get some RBI's and Weeks has 4! He is possibly the worst batter with men on base that I've seen in recent history - seriously, and I don't think I'm overstating that. He puts way too much pressure on himself and either K's or pop outs. He's hitting .188 and getting worse & he's hitting .133 with runners in scoring positions - also, with men on and 2 out he's batting .071. Clutch? Me thinks not.
I understand that in college he was a great hitter, but this is the pro's, they've got change ups and sliders and curveballs.... Most of my leagues count all or some combination of K's, Hits, Singles, 2B's, Average, TB's, OBP & SLG... and he's murderous. Heck, he's being out slugged by Carlos Gomez! I'd rather pick up Aybar or Matsui and at least not get killed in certain categories... Hell, I'd rather leave the 2B position empty at this point.
Plus the Brewers have already called up Hernan Iribarren and if memory serves me correct they have another young 2nd baseman in the minors that they really like. I think it's time to cut bait and run.
I'm sure others think he'll turn it around because of his late surge last year - but is it worth sitting him on your bench until August? I think I can do better. I'd love to hear what you think - I'm just begging for someone to talk me out of dropping him.
Thanks, as always,