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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31754251 Dud - Justin Grimm Dud+-+Justin+Grimm Fantasy Baseball

After his first four starts of the season, Grimm's ERA glistened at 2.28 with 24 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitch.  I admit, an ice-cold glass of Kool-Aid was sipped on and enjoyed.  Eventually, I and other owners who started Grimm ran out of punch over the next two starts.  Grimm allowed 10 earned runs in 10 innings pitched in the two starts that followed and his ERA soared to 4.28 (with 10 K).  He's now lost three straight and I may have taken a tiny step away from the punch bowl.  Here's to Grimm's owners reaping more productive benefits down the line.  Cheers! - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31754247 Stud - Mitch Moreland Stud+-+Mitch+Moreland Fantasy Baseball

Mitch Moreland is one of those players that has intrigued (teased?) fantasy baseball owners the last few seasons.  With Michael Young relocated to Philadelphia and Lance Berkman a full-time designated hitter, the Rangers have handed the first base reins over to Moreland.  He's belted four home runs in May, seven on the season, and has at least one hit in nine out of his last 10 games.  His .292 batting average and seven homers both rank in the top 10 among fantasy first basemen.  Moreland is owned in 12 percent of leagues. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31751539 Dud - Ryan Howard Dud+-+Ryan+Howard Fantasy Baseball

On May 2, Ryan Howard banged out a 2-3 night with a double and a home run against the Marlins.  The solid night at the dish lifted his batting average up to .288 - a season-high.  Since that game Howard has collected four hits with 17 strikeouts as his batting average dipped back down to .250 with a .286 OBP.  He's hitting .171 in May. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31751540 Stud - Justin Morneau Stud+-+Justin+Morneau Fantasy Baseball

Morneau has at least one hit in 12 out of his last 13 games with five multi-hit and multi-RBI efforts during that stretch.  His batting average has jumped 40 points during this hot streak, but his fantasy ownership remains below sixty percent.  If you needed an excuse to add him, Morneau's 28 RBI rank 10th in all of baseball. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31754255 Dud - Josh Willingham Dud+-+Josh+Willingham Fantasy Baseball

A 1-22 stretch at the plate over the last week hurt fantasy owners as much as Willingham's ailing wrist - a likely reason for his recent struggles.  He's only hitting .202 now, but his OBP remains a respectable .362.  After averaging 30-plus home runs the last two season with the A's and Twins, some owners are willing to wait for this storm to pass. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31754250 Stud - Travis Wood Stud+-+Travis+Wood Fantasy Baseball

Wood is now eight for eight in quality starts this season (6 IP and less than 3 ER allowed).  In two starts last week, Wood allowed one earned run in 13 2/3 innings pitched with 10 strikeouts.  As of press time, he was still available in 55 percent of all leagues on FOXSports.com. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31751586 Dud - Carlos Gonzalez Dud+-+Carlos+Gonzalez+ Fantasy Baseball

Weekly fantasy baseball owners and Rockies' fans may have been the only focus groups to notice CarGo's paltry effort over the last seven days.  Gonzalez finished 3-23 with two runs, a homer, and three RBI over the last week.  His batting average dipped below .300 during the mini-slump.  For those interested in the glass-half-full analysis, after averaging 131 games played the last two seasons, Gonzalez has only sat out two games in 2013.  I'm all in favor of this guy smacking 30-plus homers and swiping 25-30 bases.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31754274 Stud - Brian McCann Stud+-+Brian+McCann Fantasy Baseball

As great of a personal story as Evan Gattis is, do you think the national love affair with the Braves' catcher fueled Brian McCann's recovery and effort his first week back?  I'm not saying McCann would be upset or against Gattis' production in his absence, but moreso wanting to remind the league how consistently productive he's been his entire career.  Since coming off the disabled list, McCann has smacked three homers with 10 RBI and four runs scored.  I'm very intrigued in the Gattis / McCann storyline with the hopes it turns into "whatever you can do, I can do better" battle that benefits all parties.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31754266 Dud - David Ortiz Dud+-+David+Ortiz Fantasy Baseball

Even before Big Papi's off-the-cuff "this is our {bleeping} city" rally cry following the Boston bombings, I liked him.  Impatient fantasy owners may not share the same sentiment following a 2-21 streak with no extra base hits, runs scored or RBI.  Then again, after a 27-game hitting streak, dating back to 2012, enraged fantasy owners should take a step back and realize Ortiz will turn this around and bang a few out of the ballpark in the process.  Dan Shaughnessy skepticism included. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31756230 Stud - Jean Segura Stud+-+Jean+Segura Fantasy Baseball

Jean Segura won the National League Player of the Week after posting this stat line:


10-20, 2hr, 2rbi, 5 runs, 2 SB, .950 SLG, and .545 OBP


I fawned over him and compared his season stats with Pittsburgh's Starling Marte's in my "Weekend Takeaways" feature.  Segura has made many forget about his ability to steal first base by collecting five mult-hit performances in his last eight games. - Ryan Fowler

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