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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31884357 Sit - Jeremy Hellickson Sit+-+Jeremy+Hellickson Fantasy Baseball

There was a time this season when Jeremy Hellickson won six-straight and posted a 10-3 record. Now, he’s lost three-straight and tallied a 7.00 ERA in nine innings of work in the past seven days. Though Hellickson has success against his next opponent, 8-3 with 3.09 ERA against Baltimore, he’s also 5-4 with a 5.40 ERA on the road in 2013. Also, Hellickson hasn’t struck out more than three batters in six-straight outings. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31884355 Sit - Aramis Ramirez Sit+-+Aramis+Ramirez Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy owners cheered when they could finally remove Aramis Ramirez from the “DL” spot. Then, they booed after ARam played last week: 1-16 (.063) with zero home runs and zero RBI. “You mean to tell me I waited over a month for this?!” Give him a little more time before you abandon all hope. Ramirez is still batting .303 at home in 2013. With that being said, he’s still shaking off the rust and he travels to Cincinnati later in the week. Did I mention Ramirez is batting .204 on the road? – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31884353 Sit - Kendrys Morales Sit+-+Kendrys+Morales Fantasy Baseball

The Mariners designated hitter is using that title loosely as Kendrys Morales went 4-22 (.182) last week with one lone RBI. In a roster spot that is supposed to be known for power numbers, Morales hasn’t hit a homer since August 2nd. Since the mid-summer classic, Morales’ batting average has improved (from .280 to .318) but the home runs have been few and far between. If you’re just looking for a player to provide solid on-base numbers keep Morales in, but if you need more from the DH, look elsewhere. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31884352 Sit - Starlin Castro Sit+-+Starlin+Castro Fantasy Baseball

Dale Sveum isn’t the only manager angry with the young shortstop. Fantasy owners also don’t know how to approach Starlin Castro’s inability to contribute. Last week, Castro batted .150 (3-20) and produced one RBI. It’s one thing to not have the opportunity to drive in runs on a poor ball club, but it’s another to not even reach base. The home/away splits are both depressing to view, but Castro’s home stats look worse this season. In 244 at-bats, he’s batting .230 in Wrigley. The Cubs start the week with a four-game series at home against Washington. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31885278 Start - Alex Wood Start+-+Alex+Wood Fantasy Baseball

In his first start of 2013, Alex Wood was taken to the woodshed by the Mets. He only lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and allowing four earned runs. Now, the jitters are gone. Following that start, Wood hasn’t permitted more than three runners to score in a game, in four-straight outings. Also, he’s struck out 26 batters in that timeframe. Next, Wood starts in St. Louis on Thursday night. This year, he’s 2-1 with a 2.31 ERA in night games (3.55 ERA in day games). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31885279 Start - Donnie Murphy Start+-+Donnie+Murphy Fantasy Baseball

There are two main things to look for when the fantasy baseball regular season (for H2H leagues) is in the final weeks: 1) which starting pitchers are on an innings limit, 2) which call-ups will succeed for the subpar teams. Donnie Murphy falls into the latter in this scenario. The Cubs are giving the 30-year-old a chance and he’s thriving. Last week, he batted .350 (7-20) with one home run and two RBI. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31884348 Start - Khris Davis Start+-+Khris+Davis Fantasy Baseball

All homophone jokes aside, Khris Davis is starting to impress. Davis has now recorded seven RBI in six games. His home/road splits are staggering. Davis is .100 batting average points better at home (.333 to .233). In 13 day games, Davis is batting .385 with four RBI and one homer. On Wednesday, when the Brewers play at 2:10pm (EST) at home against the Cardinals, he’s a MUST start. I’d start him the rest of the week, too. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31884346 Start - Will Venable Start+-+Will+Venable Fantasy Baseball

And the hits just keep on coming…literally. Will Venable has now recorded 21 hits in 15 games. Yet, he’s only owned in 4.4 percent of FOXSports.com fantasy baseball leagues. In the past two week, Venable is manufacturing stats in all categories: four home runs, seven RBI, 11 hits, and five stolen bases. You should make room for a guy like that on your fantasy baseball roster. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starts and Sits: Week 20 31884345 Start - Brandon Belt Start+-+Brandon+Belt Fantasy Baseball

Is it because of the four-hit performance on Friday night, the back-to-back games with home runs (Wednesday and Thursday), or the four RBI in the last five games? Yes. Brandon Belt is contributing with power numbers like a first baseman should. Looking at Belt’s split stats, he’s batting .313 in night games as opposed to .205 in day games. Five of the seven games this week are deemed as “night” games. – Adam Meyer

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