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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31816782 Sit - Dan Haren Sit+-+Dan+Haren Fantasy Baseball

Unfortunately, somewhere, there is audio evidence of me predicting that the Nationals will win well over 100 games and that even Dan Haren would be successful in the rotation. Neither will be the case this season. Haren has gone back-to-back starts allowing five earned runs and now owns a 5.70 ERA. Monday night he’ll face Philadelphia, a team Haren is 0-3 against with a 5.79 ERA. For his second start this week, Haren would pitch against the Rockies. Though he is 7-6 in 15 starts with a 4.14 ERA, Haren is also 3-3 with a 5.09 ERA in Nationals Park. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31814744 Sit - Kelly Johnson Sit+-+Kelly+Johnson Fantasy Baseball

I didn’t think Kelly Johnson would even be owned enough to apply for the sit portion of this gallery, but he’s on almost half of FOXSports.com leagues. Joe Maddon has penciled Johnson in the three-spot and then dropped him to the seventh position in the batting lineup, so you should take notice, too. Last week, Johnson went 3-22 (.136) with one RBI. In the month of June, he only has five hits and three RBI. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31816785 Sit - Josh Willingham Sit+-+Josh+Willingham Fantasy Baseball

Just like the two hitters listed prior, Josh Willingham also recorded only two knocks last week without tallying an RBI or home run. Next, his Twins face divisional opponents Chicago and Cleveland. In 68 games against both the White Sox and Indians, Willingham is 49-243 (.201). Also, a knee injury could keep him from performing at 100 percent and may even hold him out of a game or two. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31816784 Sit - Dan Uggla Sit+-+Dan+Uggla Fantasy Baseball

If Dan Uggla is your everyday second baseman, I tried to warn you. He was on my “10 players to avoid” going into the 2013 fantasy baseball season and now Uggla finds himself on the “sit list,” again. Last week, he hit 2-16 (.125) and was even benched by Fredi Gonzalez for Ramiro Pena. Anthony Rendon (I will tout him whenever I can), Elliot Johnson, and Mike Aviles are all viable options for the 2B-slot. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31816781 Sit - Adam LaRoche Sit+-+Adam+LaRoche Fantasy Baseball

While I hate adding my first name to the benching portion of the gallery, it must be done. Adam LaRoche went a measly 2-22 (.091) last week with zero homers and no RBI. That’s not exactly the type of production you expect from a first baseman. Even though LaRoche has a successful track record against the Phillies (5-11 with one home run and three RBI), he’s never tallied a hit against former teammate John Lannan (0-12), Monday’s probable pitcher. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31819221 Start - Mark Buehrle Start+-+Mark+Buehrle Fantasy Baseball

Owned in only six percent of FOXSports.com leagues, Mark Buehrle is finally returning to his fantasy stud status. He’s gone five-straight starts allowing three earned runs, or fewer. Next, Buehrle is probable for a Wednesday night start against the Rockies. In his career, Buehrle is 1-0 (3.68) when facing Colorado and is 2-1 (3.77) at home this season. Maybe the Blue Jays pitching staff is bouncing back. In the last week, Toronto owns the six-best ERA in baseball (2.71). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31814742 Start - Tyler Colvin Start+-+Tyler+Colvin Fantasy Baseball

If you haven’t caught on to how a player makes the Start/Sit gallery, it tends to be a combination of availability, eligibility, and last week’s performance. For instance, Tyler Colvin: 1) owned in four percent of FOXSports.com leagues, 2) plays first base and outfield, 3) batted .316 (6-19) with three home runs and seven RBI. Also, while Colvin has never played in the Rogers Centre, he’s 7-18 (.389) with three homers and seven RBI at Nationals Park (Colorado at Washington starting Thursday). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31814741 Start - Joaquin Arias Start+-+Joaquin+Arias Fantasy Baseball

Much like the highly-drafted first basemen I mentioned previously, there are a handful of slumping big-name third basemen, too. If you own Adrian Beltre, Aramis Ramirez, or the injured Pablo Sandoval, then pick-up Joaquin Arias. Currently, Arias is owned in one percent of FOXSports.com leagues. In the past seven days, he hit 11-26 (.423) with three RBI. Unfortunately, he isn’t a home run hitter (five career homers) so temper your expectations. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31814743 Start - Adam Lind Start+-+Adam+Lind Fantasy Baseball

The first base position took a hit last week. Paul Goldschmidt (.120), Adrian Gonzalez (.192), David Ortiz (.115), Anthony Rizzo (.160), and Mark Teixeira (.118) had stats worthy of the “sit list,” but you should never bench them. Adam Lind is available in 75 percent of FOXSports.com leagues and could be a saving grace while your star first baseman slumps. Last week, Lind went 11-25 (.407) with two homers and six RBI. This month, he’s batting .439 with four home runs and 13 RBI. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 12 31819222 Start - Ben Revere Start+-+Ben+Revere Fantasy Baseball

Leadoff hitters, and players batting in the top-three of the order, will always be on my radar. It’s no secret that the more at-bats a player has, the more opportunities to produce stats for a fantasy team. However, the one downfall to that logic is that more ABs can also lower your team’s batting average. That isn’t the case for Ben Revere. Last week, he batted .464 (13-28) with five runs and two RBI. This June, Revere is now hitting .333. He won’t provide you with RBI, but Revere can swipe the occasional bag (two in last four games). – Adam Meyer

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