Baltimore Orioles left fielder Alejandro De Aza was on fire in the beginning of the season but now he has sizzled way down causing him to be out of the line-up for the third straight game. (Source: Camden Chat)
Fantasy Impact: De Aza has a batting average of .219/.265/.375. His strike out rate went up while his walk rate went down this season. His future with the Orioles seems bleak.
De Aza is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays. He is replaced in the lineup by David Lough. De Aza currently has 1 hit in his last 15 plate appearances. He is hitting .240 on the year with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs.
Fantasy Impact: This looks like a much needed night off for De Aza as he is in a brutal slump the last few days. He has seen his average drop from .333 on April 13 to .240 in a matter of 10 days. Take this as a night off and monitor his playing status going into the weekend series to see if he breaks out of his slump before thinking of inserting him into a lineup.