Collette Calls: Arozarena's Awfulness

Collette Calls: Arozarena's Awfulness

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

Randy Arozarena came into 2021 with more helium than just about any other player in fantasy baseball. He willed the Tampa Bay offense into the World Series last year with his amazing offensive run and finished the primary draft season this year with an ADP of 57, going as high as 24th and as low as 101 in more than 1,400 drafts. 

Midway through June, Arozarena looked as if he was on pace to meet the expectations of those drafters as he was batting .266/.341/.436 with 10 homers and 11 stolen bases. Fast forward to July 20, and he's still sitting on 10 homers and 11 steals. (Ed note: started writing this on the 19th and finished it the evening of the 20th as Arozarena started the game with a double and a homer on batted balls back up the middle. Go figure.)

A baker's dozen of hitters have been held homeless the last 30 days, while Arozarena and three others have also been shut out in the stolen base category:

Name

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

Nicky Lopez

79

0

11

7

2

Luis Arraez

91

0

17

8

1

J.P. Crawford

96

0

14

2

1

Tony Kemp

77

0

3

1

2

Yuli Gurriel

96

0

11

9

0

Steven Duggar

74

0

8

8

2

David Peralta

86

0

5

5

0

Gavin Lux

83

0

8

6

2

Raimel Tapia

80

0

11

3

8

Alex Verdugo

99

0

14

4

1

Garrett Hampson

69

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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