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It’s Week 12 of fantasy baseball 3×3, where we’re dropping a friendly reminder about Corey Kluber, staying patient with Josh Johnson, and putting Mark Teixeira out of his misery.
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Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | 1B
Wrist injuries to power hitters are nothing to be trifled with, especially for a player entering his mid-30s. Even through just 63 plate appearances, Mark Teixeira looks like a different (lesser) player. I know it’s a small sample size, but he hasn’t swung and missed this often since his rookie year. His 30.2% strikeout rate is his highest ever, nearly double last year’s mark. If he maintains his current .182 ISO for the rest of the season, it’ll be the first time in his career it’s been under .200.
And oh, yeah, he’s hurt again.
Teixeira isn’t even a shell of himself. He’s “that annoying skin stuff between the peanut and the shell” of himself. He probably has to be owned in most AL-only formats solely based on play