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Should Fantasy Baseball Owners Sit Phil Hughes for His Next Start?

I posted my projection for Phil Hughes prior to the season (click here to view), I noted that I was concerned with him heading into the 2011 season. 

I do believe a lot of people got caught up with the fact that he was an 18-game winner, allowing that to overshadow some fairly evident flaws hanging over him.

If you looked closely, you would have noticed that after May, Hughes failed to post an ERA under 4.00 in any month:

June – 5.17 (31.1 innings) July – 5.52 (29.1 innings) August – 4.22 (32.0 innings) September – 4.85 (26.0 innings) You also saw that he was very prone to the long ball, with a HR/9 of 1.59 from June on (and 1.69 at Yankees Stadium).  Pitching at home to open the season, we saw ...

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