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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31768229 Dud - Ian Desmond Dud+-+Ian+Desmond Fantasy Baseball

After raking at .301 clip with 15 extra base hits in April, Desmond has found himself in a May funk.  Over the last week, he's picked up one hit in 21 at bats, a microcosm of his .203 average and .257 OBP in May.  Strikeouts continue to plague him at the plate (17 in 63 May at bats). - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31763587 Stud - Marco Scutaro Stud+-+Marco+Scutaro Fantasy Baseball

I'm positive Marco Scutaro made a few fantasy owners nervous after he posted a .240 batting average and .287 on-base percentage in April.  However, the last time the 2B/SS-eligible Scutaro failed to record a hit was April 28th - a stretch of three weeks and 18 games.  He has also scored 15 runs during his active hit streak.  Over the last week, Scutaro hit .481. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31763591 Stud - Everth Cabrera Stud+-+Everth+Cabrera Fantasy Baseball

It's not every week a fantasy shortstop hits .387 with six RBI, five runs and seven stolen bases and remains available in 65 percent of fantasy baseball leagues.  Yet, Everth Cabrera managed to swipe second and third, while failing to steal fantasy owners' hearts.  Was that cheesy as it gets?  Heck yes!  Now, go pick him up off the waiver wire.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31763635 Stud - Brian McCann Stud+-+Brian+McCann Fantasy Baseball

The adrenaline rush of returning to the Braves' lineup must have worn off.  McCann, a fantasy stud here last week, failed to continue the red-hot start to his season.  The catcher managed only one hit in 14 at bats (.071) with no runs or RBI last week.  The good news for McCann's owners is fellow Braves' catcher, Evan Gattis, only received six at bats all of last week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31768215 Stud - Joey Votto Stud+-+Joey+Votto Fantasy Baseball

Some Reds' fans were nervous when it took Joey Votto two weeks to smack his first home run of the season.  Those same fans were just as nervous when Votto's batting average dipped to .264 a few days later despite the fact his on-base percentage rested at .500.  I would have to assume most of those critical of Votto have hushed up over the last month.  Votto hit .571 over the last week and has at least one hit in 22 out of the Reds' last 25 games.  His .353 batting average is third, and .479 OBP first, in all of baseball.  Votto's quiet demeanor and abstention of national attention force many to forget his MVP candidacy. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31768223 Stud - Adam Dunn Stud+-+Adam+Dunn Fantasy Baseball

Adam Dunn's FOXSports.com fantasy ownership percentage sits at 41.8 percent.  This lack of trust is what happens when "The Big Donkey" manages a measly 13 hits (six HR) all of April with a .242 OBP.  Fantasy owners lost faith.  However, over the last week Dunn has started to find one of those grooves, hitting .360 with five homers and 13 RBI to lift his season batting average to .172.  Although predicting exactly "when" Dunn will find these power surges isn't an exact science, his three-year splits in May do suggest his best power numbers of the season.  From 2010-2012, Dunn's batting average was .250 with 20 homers and 52 RBI in May. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31768228 Dud - Jeremy Guthrie Dud+-+Jeremy+Guthrie Fantasy Baseball

Has the other cleat dropped?  After starting the season 5-0 with a 2.28 ERA, Guthrie has lost two straight starts in ugly fashion.  In the back-to-back losses over the last week, he's allowed 11 earned runs to the Angels and Astros (both road contests).  Guthrie allowed 19 hits, six of which were home runs, and walked six in 12 innings of work. - Ryan Fowler 

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31763645 Stud - R.A. Dickey Stud+-+R.A.+Dickey Fantasy Baseball

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Dickey has won 24 consecutive games in which he was given a two-run cushion, dating back to August 2011.  The knuckle-baller has now strung together three consecutive quality starts (at least 6 IP and 3-or-fewer earned runs allowed).  Over the last week, Dickey shaved a half-run off his earned run average, picked up two wins and struck out a season-high 10 batters in his start against the Giants.  He's now 4-5 on the season with a 4.50 ERA, but continues to walk a bunch of batters each game, which owners should acknowledge as a fantasy flaw. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31769317 Dud - Jim Johnson Dud+-+Jim+Johnson Fantasy Baseball

After saving 51 out of 54 games last season, Jim Johnson was one of the top fantasy relief pitchers drafted this past February and March.  He began the season a perfect 14-14 in save opportunities, but the wheels have come off recently.  Over the last week, Johnson has blown three saves and allowed eight earned runs (2 HR) on nine hits and two walks.  His ERA has ballooned from 0.95 to 4.22 during the last week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Baseball 2187 43 Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Studs and Duds Gallery 31768222 Stud - Patrick Corbin Stud+-+Patrick+Corbin Fantasy Baseball

It was fun to go back and review Patrick Corbin's ownership percentages week-to-week this season:


Week 1 - 0.52 percent
Week 2 - 2.2 percent
Week 3 - 14.6 percent
Week 4 - 40.1 percent
Week 5 - 66.3 percent
Week 6 - 80.2 percent
Week 7 - 86.8 percent


The second-year, 23-year-old pitcher has drastically improved his 2012 season of 6-8 with a 4.54 ERA and 1.33 WHIP.  He was 2-0 last week, allowed one earned run, struck out 15 (walked six) in 16 innings of work.  Corbin's most incredible feat, that should force most skeptics to buy in, was his start in Colorado on May 20.  Heading in, Corbin carried an 11.00 ERA at Coors Field, but flipped the script holding the Rockies to one run as he picked up his first big league complete game. - Ryan Fowler

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