Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 8/17/12
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Every year, some guys come out of nowhere in the second half of the fantasy baseball season and this year that has been Kris Medlen. The former top pitching prospect for Atlanta who has battled injuries in recent years tossed a five-hit shutout with six strikeouts. He showed he is fully healthy with 104 pitches and he should remain in the rotation with the Braves temporarily moving to six starters. Medlen has a 2.03 ERA and has allowed one run or less in at least five innings during his last four appearances, so he is clearly a nice late-season addition to your fantasy team. Matt Harvey has been another second-half surprise after his call-up to the Mets. He allowed one run and struck out eight in 7 2/3 innings pitched. Dan Straily of Oakland joins Harvey and Medlen as late-season arrivals and threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings for his first major-league win, although his two strikeouts are less than fantasy owners wanted from the guy who led the minors in strikeouts this year.If you are ...
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