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HOT: MATT HARVEY, Mets As expected, Harvey has (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

HOT: MATT HARVEY, Mets
As expected, Harvey has been an absolute stud. Even in his latest outing Monday against the Marlins when he lasted just 5 1/3 innings, he allowed only one run.. Despite the bullpen blowing that game, Harvey remains 4-0. In six starts, Harvey has allowed more than one run once, keeping his ERA at 1.56. Harvey also leads the NL in WHIP (0.82) and is fourth in strikeouts (46). Keep him in your rotation at all times. |

Hot and cold fantasy starting pitchers

One month through baseball season, we've seen plenty of ups and downs. A look at which starting pitchers have been hot and cold so far in 2013. Note: Stats before games May 1.

HOT: MATT HARVEY, Mets As expected, Harvey has
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HOT: MATT HARVEY, Mets
As expected, Harvey has been an absolute stud. Even in his latest outing Monday against the Marlins when he lasted just 5 1/3 innings, he allowed only one run.. Despite the bullpen blowing that game, Harvey remains 4-0. In six starts, Harvey has allowed more than one run once, keeping his ERA at 1.56. Harvey also leads the NL in WHIP (0.82) and is fourth in strikeouts (46). Keep him in your rotation at all times. |

COLD: BRANDON MORROW, Toronto Blue Jays It’s not
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COLD: BRANDON MORROW, Toronto Blue Jays
It’s not getting much better so far for Morrow after an injury filled 2012. Strikeouts are usually his biggest fantasy strength, but he’s down to 7.2 K/9, far from his AL-leading 10.2 in 2011. But his 0-2 record, 5.29 ERA and 1.58 WHIP are most disconcerting. It’s still early, so don’t kick him to the curb just yet, but keep a close watch. |

HOT: YU DARVISH, Texas Rangers April is Darvish’s
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HOT: YU DARVISH, Texas Rangers
April is Darvish’s month. After going unblemished in April his rookie year, he’s off to another hot start. He boosted his K/9 rate from 10.4 (second in AL last year) to 13.5, tops in the majors. Darvish hasn’t allowed a run in three of his six starts and is tied for the AL lead in wins with five. Darvish was never out of the question to lead the league in strikeouts, but he also could be in the Cy Young talks. |

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COLD: MATT CAIN, San Francisco Giants The 16-game
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COLD: MATT CAIN, San Francisco Giants
The 16-game winner in 2012 has yet to record a win this season. He’s managed to last at least six innings in his past four starts, but he’s allowed nine home runs. That home-run rate should dip at some point, but his 6.49 ERA and 1.39 WHIP are alarming. The bright side is his K/9 rate is actually up to 8.3 compared with a 7.5 career average. For now, keep him out there and hope he doesn’t follow Tim Lincecum’s lead. |

HOT: PATRICK CORBIN, Arizona Diamondbacks The 23-year-old lefthander
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HOT: PATRICK CORBIN, Arizona Diamondbacks
The 23-year-old lefthander has been another guarantee not to lose. Corbin’s off to a 3-0 start in five outings. His K/9 rate is down to 6.8, but with his ERA below 2.00 and WHIP hovering near the 1.00 mark, he’s a great add to any rotation, and he’s somehow still available in 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues and 19 percent of ESPN leagues. |

COLD: DAVID PRICE, Tampa Bay Rays The reigning
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COLD: DAVID PRICE, Tampa Bay Rays
The reigning AL Cy Young winner hasn’t been up to his 20-win form yet. His ERA and WHIP are both bloated at 5.21 and 1.37, respectively. Price has kept his K/9 up to his career average of 8.3, but those other numbers will need to come down for him to be the fantasy ace he usually is. Keep him in the mix because you never know when he’ll throw a gem. |

HOT: CLAY BUCHHOLZ, Boston Red Sox Buchholz became
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HOT: CLAY BUCHHOLZ, Boston Red Sox
Buchholz became the first big leaguer to five wins after a six-hit, two-run outing against the Astros last Saturday. Buchholz has provided great depth for the Sox, lasting at least seven innings in each of his five starts. That doesn’t directly correlate to fantasy, but the deeper he goes, the more likely he is to get wins. Buchholz has also had two 10-plus strikeout games and is seventh in the AL with 39 Ks. |

COLD: BRANDON MCCARTHY, Arizona Diamondbacks McCarthy is off
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COLD: BRANDON MCCARTHY, Arizona Diamondbacks
McCarthy is off to a dreadful start. He’s allowed three or more runs in each of his six starts, and he’s allowed the most hits (45) in the NL, leaving him with an inflated ERA (7.48) and WHIP (1.77). He has kept his BB/9 down at 1.3, but opposing hitters have a .404 BABIP. It’s still only a month into the season, but since he wasn’t supposed to be a top-25 pitcher anyway, it’s safe to drop him. |

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HOT: MATT MOORE, Tampa Bay Rays Moore has
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HOT: MATT MOORE, Tampa Bay Rays
Moore has allowed a home run in each of his last three starts, but other than those, he hasn’t let up a run all season. In each of his last two starts, Moore has struck out nine while limiting his opponents to one run. The 23-year-old lefty is in the top five in the AL in wins (five), ERA (1.13) and WHIP (0.88). He might not be the ace yet, but he’s got the stuff to be a fantasy No. 1. |

COLD: WADE DAVIS, Kansas City Royals Davis got
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COLD: WADE DAVIS, Kansas City Royals
Davis got off to a solid start, earning two shutout wins in his first three outings, but it’s been downhill since. In his last two starts, both losses, Davis has allowed 11 earned runs on 20 hits and seven walks in only 8 1/3 innings. Because he did start fairly strong, this could be a blip, but there’s no harm in searching the waiver wire for options. |

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