Fantasy Baseball: 7 Red-Hot MLB Starts That Are Nothing but a Mirage

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Fantasy Baseball: 7 Red-Hot MLB Starts That Are Nothing but a Mirage
Chris Carlson
This isn't the first time Emilio Bonifacio has had a big start to a season.

Seasoned fantasy baseball owners know that things aren't always as they appear, especially early on in any given season. Player performances can be skewed by one or two games over a small sample size.

This can lead to owners' eyes tricking them into seeing what appears to be an oasis in the dry desert that is the waiver wire or in the hallucinatory heat that is a tempting trade offer.

With your senses still adjusting to the new season, it's important to avoid falling for a mirage. In this case, that would be any player whose red-hot start isn't for real.

With the 2014 campaign two weeks in, here are a batch of players who might look enticing enough to chase after based on their stats, but who may leave you with little but a fistful of sand if you drop or trade a better player to pick them up.

Whether it be age, past performances or out-of-no-where early success, these seven players won't maintain their hot starts. 


Statistics come from Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, except where otherwise noted.

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