Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/1/13
I'll start this by saying that I've never been one of the more aggressive fantasy owners. Sometimes my patience gets rewarded, while other times having slow-starting hitters on my roster brings my batting average down to a point where recovery is impossible. For instance, my NL-only team has a boatload of slow starters: C - Carlos Ruiz is back, thankfully, as I endured 100 percent of Erik Kratz's .191 average. Don't even ask about my No. 2 catcher. 1B - Brandon Belt is finally heating up. 2B - Still not sure why I just didn't bench Rickie Weeks for the first month. Darwin Barney and his "bat" could fill in, but Barney is my MI. More on Weeks later. 3B - Pedro Alvarez doesn't exactly help a owner's average. SS - Jimmy Rollins has been OK. OF - Dexter Fowler and Bryce Harper - no complaints there. Oh, but I did spend $55 on Matt Kemp, who has half as many home runs as Yovani Gallardo. Spring training hero Collin Cowgill and the great Tyler Moore round out my OF. As for the rest...
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