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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31758910 Sit - Ryan Vogelsong Sit+-+Ryan+Vogelsong Fantasy Baseball

INJURY UPDATE: Vogelsong broke his pitching hand on May 20 and is out 4-6 weeks.

In his third season as a San Francisco starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is becoming less of a “late round steal” and more of a “what’s his matchup” streaming starter. This year, he owns an embarrassing 8.06 ERA and 1.84 WHIP. Vogelsong owners now have the “luxury” of starting him in two games this week, versus Washington and Colorado. When it comes to the Nats, Vogelsong is 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA. However, he is 5-1 with a 2.68 ERA when facing the Rockies. So if you have the option to change your lineup daily, bench Vogelsong Monday and start him Sunday. But, if you’re in a one-time-only league sit’em. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31758908 Sit - Marco Estrada Sit+-+Marco+Estrada Fantasy Baseball

After Marco Estrada’s first start of the season he hit the free agent pool in a 12-team league of mine. I was shocked and used my waiver priority to scoop him up and add to my rotation. Six starts later I had to cut bait, especially after the back-to-back five earned run (or more) outings. I noticed that Estrada is still owned in 54 percent of FOXSports.com leagues and I’m here to tell you there are better choices. For example: Ubaldo Jimenez (14 percent owned), Jeff Locke (22 percent), and Francisco Liriano (24 percent) just to name a few. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31758909 Sit - Miguel Montero Sit+-+Miguel+Montero Fantasy Baseball

It has been a rough season for Miguel Montero owners this season. While his home run and RBI total has never been outstanding, Montero’s batting average has been acceptable. He hit .286 with 15 homers and 88 RBI last year, and .282 with 18 home runs and 86 RBI in 2012. This year, Montero is hovering south of the Mendoza line with three homers and only 13 RBI. Last week, he went 1-18 (.056) and couldn’t produce one RBI. Arizona continues to play on the road where Montero is worse (.182 in 18 games). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31758907 Sit - Dan Uggla Sit+-+Dan+Uggla Fantasy Baseball

It was only a matter of time that Dan Uggla would find name on the “sit list.” Before the first official pitch even took place this season I inserted the Atlanta second baseman on my “players to avoid” article mentioning his affinity for strikeouts. Currently, Uggla is batting .182 and averaging 1.4 whiffs per game. His last seven games, Uggla equated two hits in 24 at-bats (.083) and struck out 10 times (four in one game). Emilio Bonifacio and Jedd Gyorko are better second base options. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31758906 Sit - Ian Desmond Sit+-+Ian+Desmond Fantasy Baseball

I will rarely tell a person to bench a player that is owned in almost 100 percent of fantasy baseball leagues, and this is one of those instances. Carlos Santana, Prince Fielder, and Jacoby Ellsbury are all slumping now, but they are in top-10 offenses and can break out at any given moment. Ian Desmond is not only in a rut, 2-24 with seven strikeouts, but he’s also on a team that is 28th in runs scored. Alexei Ramirez, Alexi Amarista, and Yunel Escobar are all solid replacements for your lineups. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31763262 Start - Bronson Arroyo Start+-+Bronson+Arroyo Fantasy Baseball

Now this situation is tricky. Not as tricky as rocking a rhyme that’s right on time, but close. While I just mentioned Scott Feldman as a player to start this week, so is his probable opposing pitcher. Bronson Arroyo was 2-4 with a 4.30 ERA after seven starts. Then, he threw back-to-back scoreless triumphs for the Reds. Unlike Feldman, Arroyo has faced his next opponent multiple times. Though his overall record isn’t impressive, 11-9 in 26 starts, Arroyo has kept his ERA under three against the north siders. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31763260 Start - Scott Feldman Start+-+Scott+Feldman Fantasy Baseball

The Chicago Cubs may be 10 games out of first place, but it isn’t because of starting pitcher Scott Feldman. Jeff Samardzija is the team’s ace yet Feldman is tied for the team lead in victories (four wins), with Travis Wood. Also, Feldman is leading his rotation in ERA (2.19). That’s even more impressive when you realize that after his first three starts of the season, Feldman was 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA. In his eight starts in 2013, the starter has only allowed more than two earned runs once. Surprisingly, there are four teams Feldman hasn’t faced and his next opponent (Cincinnati) is one of them. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31763261 Start - Adam LaRoche Start+-+Adam+LaRoche Fantasy Baseball

Earlier in the year, I posted Adam LaRoche on the "sit list" but I mentioned it was only a matter of time until he found his swing. After the slow start, LaRoche has now put together a 15-game hitting streak. During that time span, LaRoche boosted his batting average from .129 to .229. This week, his team journeys west to play San Francisco. In AT&T Park, LaRoche has 22 RBI in 24 games and a .318 batting average. When Bryce Harper returns to the Nationals lineup, along with the resurgence of Ryan Zimmerman, LaRoche’s RBI total should rise even higher. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31763258 Start - Gerardo Parra Start+-+Gerardo+Parra Fantasy Baseball

Even after an 0-4 game against Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins on Sunday, Gerardo Parra still raised his batting average from .300 to .320 in the past nine games. Batting 10-24 (.417) the last seven days, and doubling his home run total, makes him even more of a prized commodity. Next, the Diamondbacks fly into Colorado for a three-game set. More specifically Parra will face Jon Garland, a pitcher Parra is 5-13 (.385) with a .615 SLG. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 8 31763259 Start - Raul Ibanez Start+-+Raul+Ibanez Fantasy Baseball

Some fantasy baseball owners stream pitchers, but I also like to stream the utility player spot in the lineup. This week, Raul Ibanez has been on a hot streak yet he’s still available in 95.7 percent of FOXSports.com leagues. In seven days Ibanez has hit five home runs and delivered 11 RBI. After the Mariners cap a four-game series in Cleveland on Monday, they travel to Anaheim where Ibanez bats .358 in 72 games. He’ll still give you hitless performances (14 this season), but the power potential is enough for that extra roster spot. – Adam Meyer

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