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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31872441 Sit - CC Sabathia Sit+-+CC+Sabathia Fantasy Baseball

The start at Boston was worrisome (5 IP, 7 ER), the next outing against Tampa Bay was irritating (5 IP, 7 ER), and his last game at San Diego was alarming (5.2 IP, 5 ER). Three-straight horrible starts and winless in Sabathia’s last five outings are amble trends when it comes to benching a potential fantasy baseball ace. Granted, Sabathia is 18-4 (3.63 ERA) against his next opponent, the White Sox. However, in 2013 he’s 3-5 (5.53 ERA) on the road. Thanks, but no thanks. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31868838 Sit - Mike Napoli Sit+-+Mike+Napoli Fantasy Baseball

As a heavy investor (75 percent of my leagues), I hate to add Mike Napoli to the “sit list,” but it needs to be done (hoping to spark a resurgence). His nine-game-homeless-drought, along with Napoli’s zero RBI total last week is starting to take a toll on his owners. Especially, when you see Alex Avila, Henry Blanco, and Geovany Soto producing as actual catchers, instead of just player’s with a catcher facade. Wake up, Nap! – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31872440 Sit - Ryan Zimmerman Sit+-+Ryan+Zimmerman Fantasy Baseball

While his throwing motion hurts the eyes of viewers, it’s his stats that make his owners cry. Ryan Zimmerman is one of many Washington Nationals underperforming in 2013. The third base position took a before a pitch was even thrown. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Chipper Jones were three big names and contributors last year at the 3B position. Two players lost eligibility and one retired. Zimmerman batted a depressing .167 (3-18) last week with one lone RBI. Junior Lake (“…continues to rake”), Matt Dominguez, and Yan Gomes (surprisingly, third base eligible) are all better options. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31868837 Sit - Giancarlo Stanton Sit+-+Giancarlo+Stanton Fantasy Baseball

They may not have the worst record in baseball, but the Marlins do own the MLB-worst .231 team batting average. Giancarlo Stanton is the best offensive player for Miami, but when no one else is helping the cause, what’s the motivation? Why risk an injury? On the other side, why pitch to Stanton? Experts across the board said that though Miami will be atrocious to watch, Stanton will get his home runs. Wrong. Stanton’s 13 homers this season are, and will be, the lowest total of his career. Last week, his two hits in 23 ABs (.087 AVG) only made his stock worse, if that was even possible. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31868835 Sit - Evan Longoria Sit+-+Evan+Longoria Fantasy Baseball

The face of Tampa Bay is not living up to his draft spot. Before the season started, Evan Longoria was selected around the second or third round and plays a position where owners look for power numbers. His home run totals have never been out-of-this-world, but Longoria’s RBI production is very pedestrian in 2013. When the season ends, we’ll be three years removed from the last time Longoria had over 100 RBI in a season. Last week has been particularly dry for Longo. When the series against San Francisco came to a close, stats will show he batted 3-24 (.125) and has one RBI in the past eight games. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31868834 Start - Danny Farquhar Start+-+Danny+Farquhar Fantasy Baseball

Normally, I’ll list at least one starting pitcher on the positive side of this weekly gallery, but this time I’m turning my attention to the bull pen. More specifically, Seattle’s bull pen. Though Tom Wilhelmsen has 24 saves in the 2013 season, his bad games become nightmares for his owners. In his last outing, the Red Sox only tallied two hits, but Wilhelmsen was tagged for four earned runs. Which brings us to Danny Farquhar, who hasn’t allowed a run in his last seven outings and hasn’t walked a batter in the past four games. Farquhar also recorded two saves and seven strikeouts in his 5.1 innings of work last week. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31868833 Start - Erick Aybar Start+-+Erick+Aybar Fantasy Baseball

With Everth Cabrera suspended for the remainder of the season, Erick Aybar’s availability will become less and less. Currently, Aybar is owned in 45 percent of FOXSports.com fantasy baseball leagues. The batting average is there (.321 the last week) and most importantly, the stolen bases are there (three swipes in his last six games). Cabrera’s biggest contribution was the ability to steal a base and Aybar can help soften to blow for owner’s taking the hit. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31868832 Start - Ryan Raburn Start+-+Ryan+Raburn Fantasy Baseball

This isn’t Ryan Raburn’s first spin on the Start/Sit gallery, and if I get my way it won’t be his last either. I’ve been a fan since his Toledo Mud Hen days, which is tough when you’re a Cleveland fan. Now, cheering for him actually makes sense. The Tribe offered Raburn a one-year contract even though they had a slew of outfield talent. When he was given the time to play, he was able to jump off the page, and out of ballparks, and take full advantage of his situation. Last week, Raburn hit .412 (7-17) with two home runs and six RBI. Next, he’ll face his former employer, Detroit, a team in which Raburn has the most home runs against this season with three. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31868831 Start - Robbie Grossman Start+-+Robbie+Grossman Fantasy Baseball

Like the previously mentioned Cody Ross, Houston’s Robbie Grossman is also hitting .500 (11-22) the past seven days. Also like Ross, Grossman’s stats improve greatly when a southpaw is on the mound, .375 vs. lefties while batting .212 vs. righties. Unlike Ross, Grossman will have the opportunity to bat against left-handed pitching this week when the Rangers come to town. Both Derek Holland and Martin Perez will provide Grossman the chance to improve his, and your, team’s batting figures. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 18 31872439 Start - Cody Ross Start+-+Cody+Ross Fantasy Baseball

Does your fantasy baseball team need a batting average boost? Then, Cody Ross is your man. Last week, Ross raked, hitting .500 (11-22) with one home run and five RBI. Next, his Diamondbacks host Tampa Bay for a two-game series. Against AL teams, Ross is 20-46 (.435) this season with two homers and eight RBI. Though his success has mainly been generated by facing left-handed pitching (.402 AVG), Ross has positive numbers against Jeremy Hellickson, Tuesday’s probable pitcher, 4-9 (.444). – Adam Meyer

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