Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez entered play on June 16, 2015, hitting .242 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs. Fantasy owners weren't pleased and many moved on. Gonzalez would finish with a staggering 40 home runs and 97 RBIs and raised his batting average by 29 points. Then, entering play on June 16, 2016, Gonzalez was hitting .312 with 15 home runs and 36 RBIs. Fantasy owners loved it. He'd hit a respectable .288 with only 10 home runs from then on. That, fantasy owners didn't love.
The current iteration of Gonzalez is hitting .215 while suffering through an 0-for-24 slump and manager Bud Black hasn't started the 31-year-veteran over the past two days. Fantasy owners, quite obviously, are losing patience. While some point to the monstrous 2015 season as reason to believe anything is possible, others think only about the current season when failure appears to be the main option. Gonzalez, the No. 6 outfielder selected, on average, in ESPN live drafts and in the fourth round overall, had better hit this weekend or else, well, you know.