This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
With that crazy FAAB weekend behind us and most MLB teams nearing the 50 games played mark, I consider this an important time to do a full reassessment of our fantasy squads. I usually do this three times a year, once right about now, again during the All Star Break and finally with about 50 games left in the season. In this reassessment, I'm not only taking a detailed look at my standings but also at the stats so far of my players. For the first two months of the season, I tend to slot in the guys I drafted (at least the early and mid-range ones) with the theory that players will come around and it's still early. However, with two months of stats behind us, it's time to be real with struggling players and possibly consider benching them at times. It's also time to determine whether guys you didn't anticipate dropping might in fact be drops. I think May 1 is too early to make this determination on players you liked when you drafted them, but I also think July 1 is too late, so this is the perfect time to figure out what you want to do with mid-rounds guys like Miguel Cabrera, Yu Darvish and Eduardo Rodriguez.
In this fresh evaluation, I'm also taking a hard look at my overall league standings and also the standings within each category. In leagues in which I'm doing well and/or winning, I put a focus on how