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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.07.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  We had a great 4th and Home night at Citizens Bank Park last night watching Cliff Lee dominate the Dodgers and Matt Kemp to the tune of 10 Ks in a 3-1 victory.

For games on Wednesday June 8th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Bud Norris 44% / 40% (HOU) vs. StL

Bronson Arroyo 37% / 38% (CIN) vs CHC

Randy Wolf 23% / 21% (MIL) vs NYM

Carl Pavano 21% / 5% (MIN) @ CLE

Jason Vargas 9% / 7% (SEA) @ CWS

Carlos Villanueva 7% / 3% (TOR) @ KC

Zach Duke 5% / 4% (ARI) @ PIT

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2011 National League West Previews: Diamondbacks

Today’s Focus: Arizona Diamondbacks

2010 Record: 65-97

The Diamondbacks offense was literally hit or miss last year. They were 3rd in the NL in home runs but also broke the MLB all-time strikeout record. Some of this can be blamed on Mark Reynolds but the team still strikes out way too much. The players who stuck out at least 23% of the time with a minimum of 200 PA are; Kelly Johnson (25.3%), Chris Young (24.8%), Adam LaRoche (30.7%), Mark Reynolds (42.3%), Justin Upton (30.7%), Miguel Montero (23.9%), Chris Snyder (31.3%), Rusty Ryal (32.4%) and Tony Abreu (24.4%). Justin Upton is a bounce back candidate and I think Chris Young is a lock for 25/25. I’m not sure how well Russell Branyan plays in an NL lineup and Melvin Mora is showing his age.

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