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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31781182 Dud - Michael Young Dud+-+Michael+Young Fantasy Baseball

Young entered the month of May with a .341 batting average and .412 OBP after collecting 31 hits in April.  However, as of late, you could say the wheels have come off for the 36-year-old utilityman.  Over the last week, Young could only muster one hit in 26 at bats - a microcosm of his struggles in May.  Young's hitting .171 with a .284 OBP this month as the Phillies' offense continues to reel. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31777500 Dud - Adam Dunn Dud+-+Adam+Dunn Fantasy Baseball

Adam Dunn picked up one hit over the last week.  Yes, it was a home run - his sixth in May and 12th on the season.  To think, just two weeks ago, Dunn managed to collect nine hits in seven games and lifted his average to .173.  Owning "The Big Donkey" in fantasy baseball leagues must be maddening unless you convinced yourself in March a .156 batting average (.250 OBP) sacrifice for 30 home runs would be worth it in the end.  The last time Dunn's batting average was over .200?  April 7, 2013. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31778413 Dud - Zack Greinke Dud+-+Zack+Greinke+ Fantasy Baseball

After earning a win in his first game back post-injury, Greinke and his fantasy owners have experienced some turbulence the last two trips to the bump.  The $147-million man couldn't reach the fifth inning in two starts over the past week.  Greinke allowed nine earned runs on 19 hits with four walks in eight innings pitched in a loss to the Brewers and no decision against the resurgent Angels. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31781166 Stud - Mike Trout Stud+-+Mike+Trout Fantasy Baseball

When Mike Trout's batting average dipped to .227 in mid-April and settled at .261 for the month, a segment of the fantasy baseball community puffed out their chest and embraced their pre-season predicted regression.  After hitting for the cycle last week, Trout's batting average improved to .293 with a .373 OBP.  It now sits at .304 for the season and .354 with a 1.162 OPS for the month of May.  Ready ... set ... exhale. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31781171 Stud - Jose Bautista Stud+-+Jose+Bautista Fantasy Baseball

You could hear a few groans after Bautista's batting average dipped below .200 on May 1st despite the fact "Joey Bats" smacked seven home runs in April.  However, in the 27 days that have followed, Bautista has managed to raise his average nearly 100 points.  Over the last week he banged out 15 hits in 29 at bats with seven runs, five RBI and two homers.  Bautista is hitting .376 in May with a .486 OBP. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31781177 Stud - Kendrys Morales Stud+-+Kendrys+Morales Fantasy Baseball

Morales' ownership percentage is creeping towards 50 percent on FOXSports.com.  Although he spends most of his time at designated hitter, Morales has played some first base for the Mariners and does possess fantasy eligibility at first.  Over the last week, he had four, three-hit games with seven doubles.  He's hit .360 this month with an OBP over .400.  Owners may not see the 34 homers he produced in 2009, but 20-25 bombs are within reason. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31781173 Stud - Jason Hammel Stud+-+Jason+Hammel+ Fantasy Baseball

It's not everyday you see a pitcher with a 4.98 ERA and 1.46 ERA post a 7-2 record out of the gate, but then again not every fantasy pitcher is Jason Hammel with a potent Orioles' lineup behind him.  He was 2-0 last week with a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 14 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings pitched (vs. WAS and NYY).  Not too shabby, but then again, Hammel may be one of those pitchers you look to stream until (if?) he gets his act together. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31781168 Stud - Jason Castro Stud+-+Jason+Castro Fantasy Baseball

Jason Castro's fantasy potential was high just a few seasons ago, but knee surgery cost him all of 2011 and leg problems in 2012 hindered his ability to produce on a regular basis.  Now we may be witnessing this potential come to life.  Castro was named the American League Player of the Week with a resume that boasted 11-19 (.579) with one double, three home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in six games.  He's hitting .284 with six home runs on the season.  The Astros' catcher was one of the most added fantasy players this week and is still available in 85 percent of leagues. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31778412 Stud - Carlos Gomez Stud+-+Carlos+Gomez Fantasy Baseball

Gomez crushed four home runs in three games over the weekend as he tied a bow on a 7-20 effort at the dish with seven ribbies and five runs last week.  He's hitting .331 with 10 homers, 25 RBI, 28 runs and nine stolen bases.  Am I the only one who thinks Gomez has accomplished these fantasy feats with little national fanfare? - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds 31781178 Stud - Alex Cobb Stud+-+Alex+Cobb Fantasy Baseball

The attention paid to the Matt Harvey's, Shelby Miller's and Patrick Corbin's of Major League Baseball have allowed 25-year-old Alex Cobb to go about his business without the limelight hovering directly overhead.  And it is his mound.  Well, maybe he and Matt Moore share it for the Rays (Remember when it was David Price's mound?  Ahh, memories!).  However, Cobb does have one more quality start (8) than Matt Moore (7) in 10 outings this season.  He finished 2-0 last week as he held the Blue Jays and Yankees to three earned runs in 14 2/3 innings pitched. - Ryan Fowler

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