Collette Calls: This Too Shall Pass
Collette Calls: This Too Shall Pass

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

Abraham Lincoln recounted this story during his 1860 election:

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses!"
Imagine, our 16th President giving fantasy advice 125 years before the concept was formally launched in a New York City restaurant. There are indeed some strange things afoot at the Circle K of the 2018 baseball season. Jed Lowrie has more offensive value than anyone, but Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts (as of April 21). Twenty-four pitchers have a K/9 of at least 10.0 this season, including Cole Hamels and J.A. Happ. Paul Goldschmidt and Kris Bryant have zero stolen bases while Luis Castillo and Jon Gray are tied for the highest ERA in the National League. Simply put, there is a lot of weirdness early in 2018. It is frustrating if you own some of these players who are underperforming while fun, if not a bit nervewracking.

Let's look at what needs to happen for these bad starts to 2018 to pass. I want to focus on two hitters and one pitcher who were top-150 players by ADP in draft season.

Ian Happ Can't Make Contact:
45 percent of his at-bats have resulted in a strikeout. Miguel Sano is right there with him, but that is to be expected of

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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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