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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.

07/14/2014

Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies dives safely back to first base as starting pitcher Shelby Miller #40 of the St. Louis Cardinals makes a pick off throw to first baseman Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on June 24, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rockies End Slide By Beating Cards 10-5

Back spasms forced an early exit by Shelby Miller but it doesn’t appear the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher will miss more time, a relief for a rotation hit by a spate of injuries.

06/25/2014

Corey Dickerson #6 of the Colorado Rockies watches his game-tying RBI single during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 5-4 in 10 innings to end their eight game losing streak. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 13 Starts And Sits

It’s always tough to start a platoon bat in Fantasy baseball. While some players can absolutely mash depending on the handedness of the pitcher, there’s always concern about their lack of playing time hurting their value. In many situations, this is the case.

06/20/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 23: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the second inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on May 23, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

05/30/2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 23: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on March 23, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

04/11/2014

Starter Jorge De La Rosa #29 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on May 12, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

De La Rosa Flirts With No-Hitter, Rockies Beat Cardinals 8-2

Jorge De La Rosa held the St. Louis Cardinals hitless into the seventh inning and Troy Tulowitzki’s three-run homer ended Colorado’s scoreless streak at 28 innings, sending the Rockies to an 8-2 victory Sunday.

05/12/2013

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Shelby Miller Nearly Perfect In Cards Win Over Rockies

Shelby Miller gave up a leadoff single then retired 27 in a row for his first career complete game, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

05/10/2013

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Cardinals’ Shelby Miller Shows True Ace Upside

If Shelby Miller reaches his potential, he’ll be just another superstar to come up through the Cardinals’ ranks.

03/25/2013