May 05, 2014
Matt Cain's ERA ballooned up to 4.00 last season, and he's still struggling through his first five starts this year.
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FANTASY ROUNDTABLE: Slow starters, sell-high candidates and more through April

After suffering a serious slump in April, Curtis Granderson looks to have picked up his hitting.
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• With Jay Bruce sidelined for the next month with a torn meniscus, Chris Heisey is suddenly an everyday player again. With Joey Votto now batting second, Heisey will hit cleanup for the Reds for the next month or so. Heisey isn't a great hitter by any means, but the guys hitting in front of him -- Billy Hamilton, Votto and Brandon Phillips -- are on all the time, and Heisey just has to hit .250 to be a solid source of RBI. There's no longterm upside with him, but if you're in a deep league, he has just enough potential to be worth taking a flier on. Those in standard leagues should look for a hitter who doesn't have such a sudden expiration date.

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