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Should Fantasy Baseball Owners Avoid Phil Hughes in September?

you look at Phil Hughes’ numbers on the surface, things look good.  He’s got 15 wins.  He’s sporting a respectable (though not as much in 2010) ERA of 4.12.  His WHIP is solid at 1.25.

However, entering last night’s start those numbers are a bit deceiving.  Just look at his ERAs over the past three months:

June - 5.17 July - 5.52 August - 4.33 After throwing just 105.1 innings in 2009, spending significant time in the bullpen, he has already thrown 144.1 innings this year (plus an additional five innings against the A’s last night, allowing two runs on four hits and five walks, striking out one).  It would be hard to imagine the Yankees shutting him down, especially with the playoffs on ...

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