One of the hardest things about fantasy baseball is deciding how much weight to give a player's performance. If he is still struggling in late May, should you cut him? Can he still turn his season around?
Check out these numbers from June 1, 2012 through the end of the season:
Player A: 22 HR, .245 AVG
Player B: 27 HR, .253 AVG
Those two players were some of the most talked about in the early stages of last season. Player A, Josh Hamilton, for his crazy-hot start. Player B, Ike Davis, for his crazy-cold start. But after those first two months, Davis was as good as Hamilton in some regards.
The point is not that you should go trade Josh Hamilton for Ike Davis (Just to be clear: Do not trade Josh Hamilton for Ike Davis). The point is that there's plenty of baseball left to be played, and even a start as magical as Hamilton's last year or as miserable as Davis' doesn't give you a sure-fire indication of what's to come for the rest of the season.
So how do...