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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31724624 Dud - Wandy Rodriguez Dud+-+Wandy+Rodriguez+ Fantasy Baseball

Considering Wandy held the Atlanta Braves scoreless through seven innings, three starts ago (with only one hit allowed), we'll chalk up his last two ugly trips to the mound as a bad week at the office.  Rodriguez allowed 10 earned runs on 15 hits (five home runs) and six walks in less than 10 innings of work last week.  Better days to come for Wandy. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31724613 Stud - Kevin Gregg Stud+-+Kevin+Gregg Fantasy Baseball

What's old is new again in Chicago.  With the back-end of their bullpen in shambles and running out of 9th-inning options, the Cubbies inked 34-year-old Kevin Gregg (owned 4.3 percent of all leagues) as a potential stopgap.  He's over-delivered.  In 5 1/3 innings pitched, Gregg has yet to allow an earned run, while converting four consecutive save opportunities.  Although he's not a lock to remain the closer once Kyuji Fujikawa returns from injury, Gregg has definitely raised some eyebrows over the last week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31727334 Dud -Joe Mauer Dud+-Joe+Mauer Fantasy Baseball

Since April 21, Mr. Reliable, Joe Mauer, has smacked only two hits (2-29, .068 batting average) with one run and one RBI.  His batting average has dipped below .300, but his on-base percentage remains at a solid .340 on the season. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31727212 Stud - Edwin Encarnacion Stud+-+Edwin+Encarnacion+ Fantasy Baseball

A little over a week ago, Encarnacion's batting average resided below The Mendoza Line.  For a guy who hit .280 last season, this wasn't what owners expected three weeks into this season.  Over the course of the next seven days, EE banged out at least one base hit and scored at least one run.  In addition to the hitting streak, the Blue Jays' first baseman belted five of his seven home runs of the young season.  His average is up to .227 as owners exhale after the turbulent start. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31722076 Dud - Andy Pettitte Dud+-+Andy+Pettitte Fantasy Baseball

This was a borderline "dud" nomination, but when you allow the Houston Astros to light you up for seven earned runs on 10 hits in less than five innings of work, I show no mercy.  That's terrible.  Pettitte has now lost back-to-back starts (his ERA has risen to 3.86) after winning his first three games of the season (2.01 ERA after 3-0 start). - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31724612 Stud - Nate McLouth Stud+-+Nate+McLouth Fantasy Baseball

Why is Nate McLouth only owned in 32 percent of fantasy baseball leagues?  Oh, and that ownership percentage is up 16 percent.  Yikes!  The Orioles' leadoff hitter scored a league-high 10 runs last week with a .545 batting average and .615 on base percentage.  The roto fantasy kicker?  McLouth stole four bases last week and has now swiped eight on the season.  He's on pace to break his personal season high of 23 stolen bases set with the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2008. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31722073 Dud - B.J. Upton (again) Dud+-+B.J.+Upton+%28again%29 Fantasy Baseball

Dear.  Lord.  Man.  The elder Upton's inepititude to hit a baseball has landed him on the fantasy baseball dud list once again.  I'm not sure his lack of production could be worse, but damn did he try over the last seven days.  Upton finished 2-23 with 10 strikeouts and one run scored.  Ugh.  Fantasy owners' patience is waning on the 28-year-old outfielder, but he's still owned in eight out of every 10 leagues, so they haven't completely lost faith. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31724618 Stud - Tony Cingrani Stud+-+Tony+Cingrani Fantasy Baseball

Cingrani enjoyed his "Hello, world!" moment when he struck out four Nats' hitters in one inning on April 28.  In 13 innings of work, he allowed two earned runs and struck out 20, while only walking one batter the past week.  What impressed me the most about the hard-throwing southpaw was how he handled Bryce Harper (0-3, K) in that Nationals' game.  Harper has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball and, yet, Cingrani managed to shut him out. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31724630 Dud - Adam LaRoche Dud+-+Adam+LaRoche Fantasy Baseball

Time for some fun with numbers.  Adam LaRoche signed an offseason contract worth $10-million in 2013.  Nice!  So, if you break that down, he makes roughly $61,700 per game (based on 162-game schedule) or $432,000 per week.  LaRoche was 1-23 last week with 11 strikeouts.  He's currently hitting .143 with a .224 on-base percentage.  LaRoche has nearly three times as many strikeouts (29) as hits (11) in the first month of the season.  Washington wishes they could "fix the glitch," while it's fitting LaRoche should be handed a flashlight and some bug spray. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week 4 31724598 Stud - Josh Donaldson Stud+-+Josh+Donaldson+ Fantasy Baseball

Break up the A's!!!  Donaldson, the American League Player of the Week, led all of baseball in RBI (10), doubles (5), hits (13), and walks (7) over the past seven days.  He also currently boasts a 1:1 walk-to-strikeout ratio.  Donaldson's ownership is creeping towards 50 percent in all FOXSports.com fantasy baseball leagues. - Ryan Fowler

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