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Fantasy Baseball: 10 Brutal Performers You Should Stick by Long Term
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The second week of the MLB season is typically the fantasy baseball equivalent of the hot-stove league for two distinct reasons: Most casual owners haven't forgotten they have a team yet (like they will in July), and the small sample size of games can cause some scary stats. Both of those factors lead to an influx of irrational add/drops and lopsided long-term trades. 

But Carlos Gonzalez isn't going to hit .176 all year. Just like Omar Infante won't keep up his 97-homer pace.

Still, there are probably players on your team who you weren't entirely sure about before who are struggling so far.

It's a long season. Giving up on a player now would be like dropping a wide receiver after five minutes of play—not even a full quarter. No matter how much you may or may not currently want to kick Yu Darvish to the proverbial curb, you'll want to kick yourself if he ends up with 200 K's.

Here are 10 players who deserve a little breathing room for at least a few more weeks.

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