This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
After the quietest week of the baseball summer, we're back at it on Friday night with a full slate, as we start of the second half and also begin the wild sprint to the finish in fantasy leagues. A couple weeks ago, I discussed a bunch of players who I like for the second half, and since there were no games this week to break down, I'll now look at some guys I like to fade in the second half. I've tried to find a mix of guys, so if you play in a trade league or a nontrade leagues like NFBC, it will hopefully be of some assistance. I've also tried to pick guys on whom you can actually sell high and whom fantasy owners still really like. Here's to a great second half!
Catcher: Roberto Perez. This may seem like an obvious one, but with 16 homers in the first half, I have seen Perez on must own lists, and while he has earned his way into that status so far, I'd love to trade him in a two-catcher league where he certainly has current appeal. Not only does Perez have the 16 homers, but he is also hitting .256 through 63 games after topping .210 exactly zero times in the prior three seasons. He isn't striking out quite as much as in 2018, but the rate is still pretty darn high at 28.6 percent.
His hard hit rate is nice at 42.6 percent (and was 40.7