Yandy Diaz of the Cleveland Indians had zero big league experience entering 2017 but was last season's rookie of the year in the International League. Yet, despite a .458 spring batting average, a team-high 15 RBIs and an Opening Day roster spot locked up thanks to the injury to Jason Kipnis, he was drafted in only 2 percent of ESPN standard leagues
Meanwhile, Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 NL MVP award going away and was about as no-brainer of a first-round draft pick headed into this season as you could imagine. Yet, after going hitless in his first 14 at-bats of the season, Bryant had actually been worse for his points league fantasy owners than an empty roster slot thanks to the negative points earned from six strikeouts in that stretch.
Diaz, on the other hand, scored four runs in the Tribe's first four games and had outscored Bryant 4 points to negative-1 point entering the weekend. So, obviously, the time to make a roster move is nigh and everybody should cut Bryant in favor of Diaz, right? Well, not exactly.