Fantasy Baseball 2013: 3 Available Pickups to Target for Each Key Stat

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Fantasy Baseball 2013: 3 Available Pickups to Target for Each Key Stat
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Josh Hamilton has been swinging and missing a lot, and it's hurting his—and your—batting average.

Fantasy baseball is a game of numbers.

In rotisserie-style formats, the goal, obviously, is to be better than the other owners in as many categories as possible.

The savvy owner needs to be able to look at the scoring categories and quickly diagnose where his roster is coming up short.

In need of a better average because Josh Hamilton and Giancarlo Stanton are bringing yours down? Are saves an area you lack since losing Jason Motte and Joel Hanrahan to injury? And owners of Jose Reyes or Michael Bourn, how are you supposed to keep up while your biggest stolen-base threat is on the disabled list?

Never fear.

We'll run down all 10 standard rotisserie categories—runs, average, RBI, homers and steals for hitters, and wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts and saves for pitchers—and offer three readily-available players who can help in each.

Only players available in at least 50 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues were considered.

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