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You Think Texans Have It Bad In Fantasy?

Try owning any Astros. Well, you probably don't, so it's not that big a deal. Scott White over at CBSSports.com says you might consider a suddenly white-hot Wandy Rodriguez, though.

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It's the best testament yet to the idea of statistical course correction.

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He couldn't be that bad. The laws of nature wouldn't allow it. His velocity hadn't decreased, and he wasn't trying to pitch through injury. He gave no outward indication of anything different, which meant his numbers had to return to normal.

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The numbers have a way of evening out. Whether it's a case of improved pitch selection or better luck, Rodriguez is back on the path to becoming a must-start in Fantasy. That 6.09 ERA hasn't disappeared quite yet, but it's a much more tolerable 4.49.

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And if it's going to finish in the 3.50 range, he has plenty of more good times ahead. 

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Wandy has been on fire recently, putting up a 6-1 record with a 1.91 ERA and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings in his last seven starts. He's a big reason the Astros haven't blinked since trading Roy Oswalt. I only wonder what would have happened if he had started this hot streak back in May.

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And yes, I did hang onto Wandy after drafting him in the fifth round. I'm only now starting to reap the benefits, but reap them I will....

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