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2011 MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

David Murphy, OF Texas Rangers ( 36 percent owned in Yahoo, 52.5 percent in ESPN)

Current Stat Line: .267 AVG / 40 R / 9 HR / 41 RBI / 8 SB

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems – American League

This weekly column focuses on guys who are out there to be had for nothing in most leagues that can help your team even if only as a short-term fill in. Last week I mentioned that if you had injuries like mine, but this week I’ll go a different direction. If you have injuries like an owner who will go unnamed here, which includes Josh Hamilton, Matt Holliday, Zack Greinke, Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Mauer, and you have not quit yet, then these are some guys who may help to ease the pain.

David Murphy, OF Texas Rangers (39% owned in Yahoo, 13% in ESPN leagues)

Current Stat Line – .350 Avg/ 4 R/ 1 HR/ 4 RBI/ 4 SB

With Hamilton out for an extended time, we can expect to see a lot more of David Murphy. He looked good as a fill in last September and his start to this year would suggest it wasn’t a fluke.

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2011 Fantasy Baseball “September Stars” Series: Brian Matusz

This week we take a look at our final “September Star”: Brian Matusz.

Matusz was a 2010 pre-season fantasy sleeper as he lit up the opposition in spring training. As most will point out, don’t place too much stock into March heroes. In his first full season, he compiled a line of 10-12/4.30/1.34/143 in 175+ innings for the Orioles. From August on, though, he looked every bit the ace many were hoping he’d become.

Let’s look at those final two months and decide if he is ready to turn in a full season of magic…

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