MLB Fantasy Fare: Too early to dwell on stats

Shin-Soo Choo, then with the Indians, was a surprise fantasy drop after his slow start a couple of...

Shin-Soo Choo, then with the Indians, was a surprise fantasy drop after his slow start a couple of years ago. He's hitting .389 so far in his first year at Texas. (USA Today)

Joel Colomby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:13 PM ET

Week 1 is almost in the books and, with it, comes the warning label that it’s way too early to read anything into initial cold and hot streaks.

Yes, Emilio Bonifacio and Adeiny Hechavarria are both 11-for-19 heading into Saturday’s games, while Ryan Braun is 1-for-16. But at this point, it’s best to remember: If either of these streaks occurred in June or July, you’d barely notice.

Still, some knee-jerk poolies already are making changes based on a tiny sample size and the shrewd owner will keep his eye on who is being dropped. A few years back, in an online mixed-league pool I was in, an owner actually dropped Shin-Soo Choo following a 2-for-24 start for the Indians. Choo’s season, of course, did improve, although he did spend all but a couple of weeks after July 1 on the disabled list.


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