Fantasy Baseball 2012: 5 Struggling Players Who May Be Lost Causes for the Year

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Fantasy Baseball 2012: 5 Struggling Players Who May Be Lost Causes for the Year
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At age 33, Philly's Jimmy Rollins (two HR, 13 RBI, .247 batting, .296 OBP) should no longer be viewed as an elite fantasy shortstop.

The following slideshow chronicles five struggling players (three hitters, two pitchers) who may be lost fantasy causes in 12-team leagues—factoring in this season only.

While it's true that 10 weeks of MLB action shouldn't reveal the full story of the 2012 season, the mounting statistical evidence against the quintet (read: negative trends) should be enough to immediately suspend their contributions to your fantasy team.

Bottom line: It's never easy to dump or trade a big-name talent or young prospect with seemingly limitless potential; but in situations like this, it's also the intelligent move to make.

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