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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708525 Sit - Jonathon Niese Sit+-+Jonathon+Niese Fantasy Baseball

While I hate telling people to bench starting pitchers, especially those who will pitch in two games during the week’s span, sit Jonathon Niese. His two wins can be attributed to the Mets racking up crooked numbers on the scoreboard (11 runs in his first win, 16 in his second). If not for the amazing production, Niese would have some trouble. This week, he’ll go toe-to-toe against Clayton Kershaw and Cole Hamels. Niese’s 3.80 ERA and 1.48 WHIP aren’t good enough for me to insert him into the weekly lineup. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708522 Sit - Domonic Brown Sit+-+Domonic+Brown Fantasy Baseball

I was one of the many on board the Domonic Brown train to "Fantasy Titletown" in hopes his spring training dominance would continue into the regular season. That prediction is not looking great right now. If not for a hit against failing closer Mitchell Boggs late Sunday night, Brown ran the risk of recording one hit the entire week. Also, back soreness will force Charlie Manuel to keep a more cautious eye on Brown’s performance. Freddy Galvis and Lance Nix are on the horizon for Philadelphia, while Colorado's Eric Young and Anaheim's Peter Bourjos should be on your radar. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708523 Sit - Alex Avila Sit+-+Alex+Avila Fantasy Baseball

Apparently, catchers not only take a beating behind the plate, but also on my “sit list.” Last week Matt Wieters and Jesus Montero were benched, and this week Alex Avila gets added. During the season, he’s struggled to manufacture offensive production. His two RBI have solely been courtesy from his two home runs. Last week, he tallied three hits in 15 ABs (.200) and that upped his average to .196. On a team projected to do some damage in postseason play, Detroit and fantasy owners will need to see better results or ties may need to be cut. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708524 Sit - Asdrubal Cabrera Sit+-+Asdrubal+Cabrera Fantasy Baseball

Even before Asdrubal Cabrera left with a left wrist contusion he was going on this list. In 2013, he has only produced nine hits in 60 at-bats (.150 AVG). This injury will hopefully do to Cabrera what it did to Jason Kipnis a week ago. Since Kipnis has returned to the Indians lineup, his average has improved from .125 to .174. Until Cabrera makes his move toward improvement, bench him. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708521 Sit - Toronto SPs Sit+-+Toronto+SPs Fantasy Baseball

In week two, the Phillies pitching staff made the “sit list” and are slowly improving. Now, their rivals north of the border take their turn on the pine. As of April 22nd, the Blue Jays top four pitchers (Dickey, Johnson, Morrow, and Buehrle) are 3-5 and Dickey has the best ERA (4.30). Divisional foes Baltimore and New York are on the docket for Toronto this week. Both teams are in the Top-10 in runs scored. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708516 Start - Wandy Rodriguez Start+-+Wandy+Rodriguez Fantasy Baseball

A hamstring injury forced Wandy Rodriguez to leave his second start early, but then he bounced back in his next outing against red-hot Atlanta (7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, and 5 Ks). On the season, he’s only allowed one earned run and it was in his injury-plagued start. Rodriguez’s control has been spot-on, walking one batter and surrendering no more than two hits per game. “The Magic Wand” isn’t successful against Philadelphia (2-2, 5.11 ERA). So, this will be a great testament to how he’s improved. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708520 Start - Chris Johnson Start+-+Chris+Johnson Fantasy Baseball

For those of you who play daily fantasy baseball contests Chris Johnson is a very familiar name. However, he’s only owned in less than 50 percent of FOXSports.com leagues. Chipper Jones’ replacement is working out quite nicely for Atlanta. This season, Johnson is hitting .407 and went 12-23 last week. His power numbers aren’t great (2 HR, 7 RBI), but batting fifth in a stacked Braves lineup is worthy of a fantasy start. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708518 Start - Brandon Crawford Start+-+Brandon+Crawford Fantasy Baseball

The Giants shortstop first surfaced on many fantasy baseball owners’ radars when Jose Reyes slid onto the DL with an ankle injury. At the time (4/12), Brandon Crawford was hitting .286 with one homer and five RBI. Last week, he hit .381 with two home runs, boosting his season average to .317. Crawford’s 2013 stats are better than Elvis Andrus, Jimmy Rollins, and even Starlin Castro. In fact, you could argue that he’s currently the fifth-best shortstop, fantasy wise, behind Lowrie, Tulo, Everth Cabrera, and the injured Reyes. – Adam Meyer
 

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708519 Start - Lorenzo Cain Start+-+Lorenzo+Cain Fantasy Baseball

As our attention turned to Boston this past weekend, you couldn’t help but notice Lorenzo Cain doing work. After he went hitless on his birthday (4/13), Cain went on a hitting spree and his average jumped from .257 to .368. Currently (4/22), he’s only owned in 42 percent of FOXSports.com leagues. Not only can he boost your team’s average, but he also can contribute on the base paths. His career-high is only 10 swipes, but he managed two steals last week. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Start and Sits: Week 4 31708517 Start - Carlos Gomez Start+-+Carlos+Gomez Fantasy Baseball

It was a slow start for Carlos Gomez, .162 AVG with two RBI and no home runs. Then, on April 13th, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke benched Gomez. Milwaukee lost, dropping the team to 2-8 on the season and things were looking bleak. Best. Decision. Ever. Since then, Gomez has resurrected his batting average to .300, hit two homers, and three RBI. Also, the Brewers won seven straight games. “Go Go’s” team now heads to the West coast (Padres and Dodgers) this week where his hitting will be as hot as the weather. – Adam Meyer
 

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