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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31695521 Duds - Cubs closers Duds+-+Cubs+closers Fantasy Baseball

The Cubs can't seem to catch a break.  In other news, the sun rises and sets, water is wet and Bieber still doesn't get it.  To recap, Carlos Marmol lost the closer's gig after he allowed five earned runs in his first three appearances.  Kyuji Fujikawa took over the role only to save one game, blow another before he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a muscle sprain.  Enter Shawn Camp (pictured) who will join forces with James Russell in a closer-by-committee until Fujikawa returns.  Camp was rocked by the Giants on April 14 for four earned runs in 1 2/3 IP.  He's allowed six earned runs in last 3 1/3 IP.  Safe to say Russell has the inside track for saves in Chicago, but temper expectations. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31696104 Stud - Torii Hunter Stud+-+Torii+Hunter Fantasy Baseball

I was beating the Torii Hunter drum heading into fantasy baseball draft season.  Thus far, the 37-year-old hasn't let me down.  He picked up at least one hit in each game played last week and is in the midst of a nine-game hit streak.  Hunter is raking at .407 clip with a .418 OBP (as of 4/14).  With Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder following him in the Tigers' lineup, expect Hunter to set a career-high in runs scored. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31696156 Dud - Victor Martinez Dud+-+Victor+Martinez+ Fantasy Baseball

After missing the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL, fantasy baseball owners were anxiously awaiting Victor Martinez's return.  The dream of a batting average well-over .300 with 70-plus runs, 20-plus home runs and 90-plus RBI existed in the thought bubbles hovering over owners' heads.  The fantasy gods took their finger and popped that bubble right quick.  Martinez is hitting .146 with no extra base hits in 41 at bats as of April 14.  On top of the cold bat, the Tigers' designated hitter cut his finger on a bat rack, requiring eight stiches.  Martinez currently has more stitches in his thumb than hits at the plate - six. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31696106 Stud - Chris Carter Stud+-+Chris+Carter Fantasy Baseball

The Houston Astros are an easy snark target in 2013.  So much so their 4-8 record could be considered an overachievement.  See how easy that was?  Still, the Astros' weakness as a team doesn't mean a few silver linings can't be drawn out of the roster.  Carter hit .440 over the last week (as of 4/14) with four home runs, seven runs and seven RBI.  He was part of the trade deal that sent Jed Lowrie to the A's. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31695539 Dud - Kyle Seager Dud+-+Kyle+Seager Fantasy Baseball

Kyle Seager was one of those sexy, under-the-radar names that popped up in pre-draft discussion.  This was assumed to be the 25-year-old third baseman's breakout season.  It still may be, but the start to Seager's campaign has endured a rocky start.  He finished 5-23 (.217 BA) over the last seven days (as of 4/14), but the good news is he picked up three doubles in the last three games, a possible sign he's about to break out of this early-season funk.  Seager's triple slash of .204/.278/.327 can only go up, right? - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31691852 Stud - Clay Buchholz Stud+-+Clay+Buchholz Fantasy Baseball

If you're like me, you can recall where you were when a pitcher threw a no-hitter.  In the case of Clay Buchholz's no-no, I was working at a Toledo television station the night he handcuffed the Baltimore Orioles in his second-career start for the Red Sox.  Since then, his career has endured plenty of ebbs and flows including 17-wins in 2010 and a debilitating back injury in 2011.  For those owners who took a gamble on him during draft season, Buchholz has over-delivered to-date.  He was 2-0 last week, tossing 15 scoreless innings with 19 strikeouts.  His ownership percentage is up over 85 percent. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31695538 Dud - Tim Lincecum Dud+-+Tim+Lincecum Fantasy Baseball

Are you losing your patience with Timmy?  In two starts last week, Lincecum allowed 10 hits, 10 earned runs, walked five with 11 strikeouts in 11 innings of work.  Both starts resulted in no decisions as the offense, yes the Giants' offense, bailed him out.  His ERA sits at 5.63 with a 1.56 WHIP, but the opposition is only hitting .217 against him.  So, maybe there's the glimmer of hope owners need. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31695534 Stud - John Buck Stud+-+John+Buck Fantasy Baseball

As expected Buck's batting average came back down to earth over the last week, down to .317, but the power remains.  The feel-good fantasy story of April belted four more home runs last week and drove in 10 runs.  He's probably on a downslide, but it was fun while it lasted.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31693375 Dud - BJ Upton Dud+-+BJ+Upton Fantasy Baseball

B.J. Upton has turned fantasy baseball owners into the little girl from the comically-addicting AT&T commercials as to say, "We want more!  We want more!  You really like it.  You want more!"  As the elder brother, B.J. should be embarassed by his effort to begin the season, .163 BA, four runs, a homer, two RBI and three stolen bases in 43 at bats, especially when you take into account the light show his little bro, Justin, has produced the first two weeks of the season.  Owners who gambled on B.J. knew they'd take a hit in the AVG/OBP roto category, but still require the center fielder to knock a few out of the park or reach first to hedge the anemic batting averge with some stolen bases. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 2 31697233 Stud - Evan Gattis Stud+-+Evan+Gattis Fantasy Baseball

I can NOT wait for the movie that stars best friends Kurt Warner, a grocery store bagger, and Evan Gattis, an office space janitor and ski-lift operator, as they both take a leap of faith, return to the sport they love before ultimately reaching the big leagues.  My allergies are acting up just thinking about it.


As for Gattis' fantasy baseball resume, the catcher is hitting .324 with four home runs and 10 RBI (4/14).  He's currently starting in place of Brian McCann who is still recovering should shoulder surgery.  The Braves could be placed in a pickle once McCann returns later this month. - Ryan Fowler

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