Fantasy Baseball's Week 8 Start/sit

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IMay 22, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 22:  Juan Rincon #59  of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in relief of starting pitcher Justin Verlander during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheimat Angel Stadium on April 22, 2009  in Anaheim, California.  Rincon got his first win, allowing a run and two hits in an inning of relief. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

By John Arias.

As the contenders are establishing themselves, the pretenders are fading away.

This week we will look at real and fake fantasy player potential. This leads to this week’s Start/Sit for week 8.

Starting Pitcher in focus: Justin Verlander.
After a shaky start to the season, Verlander has been great. Is he a contender or a pretender? Contender without a doubt; over his last four starts, he is 3-0 with 57 strikeouts in only 41 2/3 innings.

In those starts, his WHIP has been under 1.00, and has dropped his ERA by two runs. Verlander will pitch twice in week 8 against the Royals and Orioles; both are great matchups for the hard throwing right-hander...


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