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Masahiro Tanaka

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5 Fantasy Baseball Players You Shouldn’t Bank On In The 2nd Half

If you’ve been playing fantasy sports long enough, you know it’s not the guys you pick up in round one and two that put your team in the playoffs, but those gems you added in the later rounds. Did you get laughed at when you picked up Scott Kazmir? Who is laughing now? But don’t fall completely in love with that early season steal; a few weeks of slumping could simply be reversion to the mean. Here are our picks for players to keep on a short leash in the 2nd half of your fantasy baseball campaign:

07/17/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Drew Pomeranz #13 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Slumping Yankees Cool Off Streaking A’s, 2-1

Masahiro Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees stopped a four-game skid, beating Oakland 2-1 Thursday and ending the Athletics’ five-game winning streak.

06/05/2014

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