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- Kansas City bats turn a corner, more in fantasy baseball Hitting Report
  The Kansas City Royals are driving fantasy baseball owners nuts this season.
- Weekly Planner: Corey Dickerson picks up slack for Rockies offense
  When Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer went down with long-term injuries in short order, the Rockies offense appeared to take a big hit. Instead, Corey Dickerson has cashed in on the opportunity and has potentially turned himself into a mainstay for Walt Weiss and company.
- Fantasy Prospect Watch: Time for Milwaukee to bring in Jimmy Nelson
  The Milwaukee Brewers may sit atop the NL Central, but it may be time for them to make a change in their pitching. Their starting rotation has been good as a whole, but Marco Estrada is clearly a weak link. He's allowed a league-high 23 home runs this season. He has surrendered a longball in all but one of his 14 starts. Opposing hitters have taken him deep multiple times in exactly half of his outings; the Brewers are playing with fire if they continue to run him out there while he's allowing home runs on about one-fifth of his fly balls. His ERA is up to 4.82 and his FIP is pushing an even 6.00 in 84 innings. Luckily, Ron Roenicke has a ready-made replacement at Triple-A Nashville.
- Fantasy baseball Pitching Report: Ranking starting rotations
  If fantasy owners drafted starting pitchers the way they typically do defenses in football, that is as units and not as individuals, which team would rank first? With football creeping into the fantasy consciousness now that the summer has hit, why not engage in a little crossover experiment between America's two favorite fantasy sports?
- Albert Pujols, Carlos Ruiz headline first-half rebound all-stars
  Some of the best rewards you can get from draft day come from rolling the dice on a player coming off a mediocre season or gambling on a player who was injured for much of the prior season. With the season closing in on the halfway mark, I went back through this spring's drafts to find players at a handful of positions who are having great rebound seasons.


- Kansas City bats turn a corner, more in fantasy baseball Hitting Report
  The Kansas City Royals are driving fantasy baseball owners nuts this season.
- Weekly Planner: Corey Dickerson picks up slack for Rockies offense
  When Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer went down with long-term injuries in short order, the Rockies offense appeared to take a big hit. Instead, Corey Dickerson has cashed in on the opportunity and has potentially turned himself into a mainstay for Walt Weiss and company.
- Fantasy Prospect Watch: Time for Milwaukee to bring in Jimmy Nelson
  The Milwaukee Brewers may sit atop the NL Central, but it may be time for them to make a change in their pitching. Their starting rotation has been good as a whole, but Marco Estrada is clearly a weak link. He's allowed a league-high 23 home runs this season. He has surrendered a longball in all but one of his 14 starts. Opposing hitters have taken him deep multiple times in exactly half of his outings; the Brewers are playing with fire if they continue to run him out there while he's allowing home runs on about one-fifth of his fly balls. His ERA is up to 4.82 and his FIP is pushing an even 6.00 in 84 innings. Luckily, Ron Roenicke has a ready-made replacement at Triple-A Nashville.
- Fantasy baseball Pitching Report: Ranking starting rotations
  If fantasy owners drafted starting pitchers the way they typically do defenses in football, that is as units and not as individuals, which team would rank first? With football creeping into the fantasy consciousness now that the summer has hit, why not engage in a little crossover experiment between America's two favorite fantasy sports?
- Albert Pujols, Carlos Ruiz headline first-half rebound all-stars
  Some of the best rewards you can get from draft day come from rolling the dice on a player coming off a mediocre season or gambling on a player who was injured for much of the prior season. With the season closing in on the halfway mark, I went back through this spring's drafts to find players at a handful of positions who are having great rebound seasons.