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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31803008 Dud - Ike Davis Dud+-+Ike+Davis Fantasy Baseball

A fantasy favorite to hit 30 home runs in 2013, Davis was recently sent down to the minors to, ya know, work things out.  Those "things" would namely be, ya know, reaching first base safely.  Davis hit .165 in April, .160 in May and .150 through six games in June.  He struck out 66 times in 55 games with .242 OBP.  He couldn't even get on base one out of every four at bats.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31803012 Dud - Mark Reynolds Dud+-+Mark+Reynolds Fantasy Baseball

Man down!  Man down!  It's a fitting image to sum up Mark Reynolds' fantasy production over the last month.  We'll begin with his lack of power production.  Reynolds has only one home run in his last 21 games dating back to May 19.  Over the last week, he went 2-22 with one run scored - that's it.  His batting average has dipped to .235 with a .317 OBP on the season. - Ryan Fowler

Tim Heitman- - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G10-BR_20130611162806539_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G10-BR_20130611162806539_107_80.JPG
Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31803017 Dud - Matt Moore Dud+-+Matt+Moore Fantasy Baseball

If Matt Moore smells something funky, he may want to check himself.  After starting the season 8-0, Moore has failed to pick up a win since May 19.  He's 0-2 with two no decisions during that stretch.  One start ended after one inning due to a long rain delay in Cleveland.  That rain-shortened trip to the bump may have thrown him off his game because in two starts last week Moore allowed the Tigers and Orioles to rack up 14 earned runs in seven innings pitched. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31806125 Dud - Alex Gordon Dud+-+Alex+Gordon Fantasy Baseball

If looks could kill - the Alex Gordon edition.  I think most AG fantasy owners have accepted the fact that his 2011 roto-stat line isn't coming back anytime soon.  The hope of 20-plus home runs, 90 RBI and 20-stolen base annual production has dissapated.  However, with all the glorious doubles he hits and runs he scores, comes the fear that Gordon would endure a slump at the plate.  He was 2-23 with two runs scored all of last week.  The glass-half-full analysis of this stretch is that his average remains above .300 for the season. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31806129 Stud - Jarrod Saltalamacchia Stud+-+Jarrod+Saltalamacchia Fantasy Baseball

Salty joined Minnesota's Ryan Doumit (14 RBI last two weeks) and Milwaukee's Jon Lucroy (.407 OBP last two weeks) as one of the hottest fantasy catchers in the game right now.  He was 11-24 with three home runs and 11 RBI last week.  The Bo-Sox catcher only hit .232 in April and .282 in May, but is currently boasting a .406 average in June.  He's available in 78 percent of leagues.  - Ryan Fowler

Bob DeChiara - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G3-BR_20130611162708528_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G3-BR_20130611162708528_107_80.JPG
Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31803032 Stud - Ryan Dempster Stud+-+Ryan+Dempster Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy baseball truly has a love/hate relationship with Dempster.  It's as if owners who gamble on adding him to their roster are praying the 2008 version of Dempster (17-6 / 2.96 ERA) will somehow magically appear.  However, his 9.87 K/9 rate ranks seventh in the big leagues and he was 2-0 last week with 12 strikeouts.  Granted, he did allow a run-of-the-mill six earned runs in 13 innings pitched.  Dempster is available in 48 percent of all leagues on FOXSports.com - Ryan Fowler

Greg M. Cooper - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G5-BR_20130611162708527_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G5-BR_20130611162708527_107_80.JPG
Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31799896 Stud - Chris Tillman Stud+-+Chris+Tillman Fantasy Baseball

With a fantasy ownership percentage hovering around 25 percent, it's safe to assume Chris Tillman is still floating on your fantasy baseball waiver wire.  He was 2-0 and allowed three earned runs with 13 strikeouts in 13 innings pitched last week.  Granted, the wins came against the Rays and Astros, but at 6-2 with a 3.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 76 IP, he's an intriguing SP4 add.  Also, remember he's only 25-years-old. - Ryan Fowler

Tom Szczerbowski - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G6-BR_20130611162709530_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G6-BR_20130611162709530_107_80.JPG
Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31803035 Stud - Brett Gardner Stud+-+Brett+Gardner Fantasy Baseball

Gardner was drafted as a viable stolen base commodity, but instead he's producing a little pop in the Yankees' lineup.  Five of his 13 hits went for doubles last week as he drove in six and scored five runs for the pin-stripers.  He only has 10 stolen bases (5 CS) in 2013, well off the pace of his season-highs set in 2010 and 2011.  Gardner is available in 30 percent of leagues.  I wonder how many of those owners realize he's not swiping bases at the same rate.  The more you know! - Ryan Fowler

Steven Bisig - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G4-BR_20130611162708529_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G4-BR_20130611162708529_107_80.JPG
Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31806127 Stud - Jeff Baker Stud+-+Jeff+Baker Fantasy Baseball

Jeff Baker has as many home runs as Josh Hamilton and Ryan Braun this season with nine.


{pause for laughter}


The utility man for the Texas Rangers has enjoyed some consistent playing time, while Mitch Moreland is on the disabled list.  He finished 7-21 last week with four home runs and seven RBI and five runs scored.  At 8.7 AB/HR, Baker would lead MLB if he had enough at bats to qualify (78 AB). - Ryan Fowler

Greg M. Cooper - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G1-BR_20130611162707526_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/11/061113-MLB-Studs-and-Duds-G1-BR_20130611162707526_107_80.JPG
Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Week 10 31806130 Stud - Yaisel Puig Stud+-+Yaisel+Puig Fantasy Baseball

Yasiel Puig meet fantasy baseball.  Fantasy baseball meet Yasiel Puig.


Stats over the last week:


Puig: 14 hits (.500 BA) - 4 HR - 10 RBI - 4 R


His fantasy baseball ownership shot up from under 10 percent to 83 percent in less than a week. - Ryan Fowler

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