Adam Hodge

Adam Hodge (@arhodge013) has been playing fantasy baseball for twenty years. He learned that the game is a cruel mistress early on, as he drafted a young Adrian Beltre season after season before giving up on him just before he finally broke out in 2004. A true fantasy baseball junkie, he has won championships in a variety of formats, including rotisserie and head-to-head leagues that have had standard "snake" drafts as well as auction drafts. Adam is a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan who enjoys taking in major and minor league games alike. He lives in Toledo, OH, with his wife and baby girl, where he is a professor of history.

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2019

    Frankie Montas (SP-OAK) is one of my favorite value arms to target for 2020. He completed just 96 innings of work in 2019 thanks to an 80-game PED suspension, but he did some stellar work when on the field, recording...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 23, 2019

    Eloy Jimenez (OF-CHW) has really turned it on after a sluggish start to his big-league career. He went 2-4 with a 2-run jack against the Tigers on Sunday. The 22 year-old hit just .241 with 16 homers and 38 RBI...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 17, 2019

    Anthony Rendon (3B-WAS) built upon his career year by going 2-4 with a solo shot against the Cardinals on Monday evening. The 29 year-old is now batting .333 with 34 homers, 119 RBI, and 113 runs scored in 595 plate...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2019

    Yordan Alvarez (OF-HOU) should be a hot commodity in 2020 fantasy drafts. Although he's just 22, he broke into the majors in a big way this season by batting .315 with 24 homers and 72 RBI in just 320 plate...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2019

    Hunter Renfroe (OF-SD) did not start Saturday's contest with the Rockies. Renfroe has been riding the pine a lot as of late, as he has only started 3 games since August 29th. And for good reason. Entering Saturday's game, the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 7, 2019

    Willie Calhoun (OF-TEX) enjoyed a tremendous day at the dish against the Orioles on Friday, as he went 2-4 with a pair of big flies and 4 RBI. The 24 year-old has been finally given a chance to play everyday...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2019

    Matt Olson (1B-OAK) went 3-4 with a 2-run homer and a pair of walks against the Yankees on Saturday. The 25 year-old slugger missed most of the early portion of the 2019 campaign after suffering a broken hamate in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2019

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CIN) has been a bit of a disaster since arriving in Cincinnati, as he owns a 7.62 ERA in August. But his peripherals suggest that there's been a good bit of bad luck involved. Entering Friday's contest, his...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 26, 2019

    Franmil Reyes (OF-CLE) enjoyed a fine day at the plate on Sunday, going 2-5 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI against the Royals. The 24 year-old slugger has now bashed 3 longballs in his last 2 games and...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 20, 2019

    Tom Murphy (C-SEA) crushed Rays pitching on Monday night, going 3-3 with a pair of jacks, 4 RBI, and a walk. The 28 year-old backstop now owns a .296 average on the year to go along with 15 homers and...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18, 2019

    Gleyber Torres (SS-NYY) mashed Indians pitching on Saturday, going 2-4 with a pair of solo homers. The 22 year-old has been even better in his sophomore campaign than he was last year (.271-24-77 in 484 plate appearances), as he's now...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 14, 2019

    Will Smith (C-LAD) added to his stellar rookie campaign by going 2-4 with a pair of dingers, 3 RBI, and a walk against the Marlins on Tuesday. The 24 year-old backstop now owns an impressive .324 average with 9 homers...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 11, 2019

    Aristides Aquino (OF-CIN) went 3-4 with a walk and a trio of solo bombs against the Cubs on Saturday. The 25 year-old rookie has now bashed 7 homers in his first 9 big-league games of 2019 (30 plate appearances). Prior...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 4, 2019

    Aaron Sanchez (SP-HOU) tossed 6 innings of a combined no-hitter for the Astros, issuing only 2 free passes while striking out 6. After struggling through the season with the Blue Jays (5.76 ERA), he was stellar to say the last...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2019

    Kyle Schwarber (OF-CHC) had a monster day against the Brewers on Sunday, going 3-3 with a pair of longballs and 7 RBI. The 26 year-old now owns a .228 average on the year to go along with 24 longballs and...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2019

    Will Smith (C-LAD) had a monster day at the plate against the Nationals on Saturday, going 3-6 with a pair of doubles, a homer, and 6 RBI. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated that Smith would be the Dodgers' regular catcher...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 28, 2019

    Joey Gallo (OF-TEX) lit up Tigers pitching on Thursday, going 2-3 with a pair of solo homers and a walk. The 25 year-old masher is now hitting .279 with 19 longballs and 44 RBI across 227 plate appearances on the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 23, 2019

    Domingo Santana (OF-SEA) stayed hot, going 2-3 with a double, a solo homer and a walk against the Orioles on Saturday. And so the Domingo Santana revival continues, as he's now batting .283 with 17 big flies, 58 RBI, 44...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 9, 2019

    Kevin Cron (1B-ARI) went 1-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Blue Jays on Saturday. The 6'5", 245-pound 26 year-old has now homered in consecutive games and boasts a .261 average with 6 RBI through just 26...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 2, 2019

    Austin Riley (3B-ATL) continued his strong rookie campaign by going 1-4 with a 2-run bomb against Detroit on Saturday. The 22 year-old now owns a .349 average and has hit 8 dingers and driven in 22 runs through just 67...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31, 2019

    Avisail Garcia (OF-TB) stayed hot on Thursday against the Twins, going 3-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and 3 runs scored as he led off. Entering the contest, he was hitting .341 with 6 homers, 14 RBI, and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 25, 2019

    Cavan Biggio (2B-TOR) made his major-league debut against the Padres in Toronto on Friday. He batted 8th, going 0-3 with a pair of strikeouts. The 24 year-old earned the promotion from Triple-A after batting .309 with 6 homers, 26 RBI,...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 20, 2019

    Shane Bieber (SP-CLE) dominated Baltimore on Sunday, tossing a complete-game shutout in which he gave up 5 hits and walked none while striking out 15 batters. The 23 year-old righty now owns a 3.22 ERA through 58.2 innings pitched on...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2019

    Willson Contreras (C-CHC) went 2-7 against the Brewers on Saturday, hitting his 10th homer of the year. So, in just 135 plate appearances in 2019, he's already hit as many longballs as he did across 544 plate appearances during the...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 3, 2019

    Corey Kluber (SP-CLE) will be out for an extended period of time as x-rays revealed that the ulna in his throwing arm sustained a non-displaced fracture when it was hit by a line-drive during Wednesday's game. Kluber had surrendered 3...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 28, 2019

    Mike Foltynewicz (SP-ATL) showed a bit of rust as he came of the IL (that still doesn't feel right) to face the Rockies at home on Saturday, going 6 innings in which he allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 20, 2019

    Kris Bryant (3B-CHC) showed signs of life at the plate on Friday against the Diamondbacks, going 2-4 with a double, an RBI, and a walk. Especially after he slogged through a disappointing 2018 campaign in which he hit .272 with...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 14, 2019

    Javier Baez (SS-CHC) enjoyed a strong day at the plate against the Angels on Saturday, going 3-5 with a pair of RBI doubles. Coming off a breakout 2018 campaign, Baez has been merely human so far in 2019, as he...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 5, 2019

    Eduardo Rodriguez (SP-BOS) struggled again on Thursday, pitching just 3.2 innings in which he gave up 6 runs (all earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out just 2 A's batters. The good news is that his 7.75...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 31, 2019

    Yu Darvish (SP-CHC) did a pretty good "Nuke" LaLoosh impression against the Rangers on Saturday, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits and 7(!) walks while striking out 4 in just 2.2 innings of work. He did throw just one...

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    Preseason Prep - March 16, 2019

    The Pirates' Real Ace Chris Archer might have once been an ace and Trevor Williams certainly had a monster second half in 2018, but the real ace on the Pirates staff is SP Jameson Taillon. Taillon, who is slated to...

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    Preseason Prep - March 2, 2019

    Will Archer Be an Ace? The Pirates sent nice a haul of young talent to Tampa Bay to acquire SP Chris Archer, who proceeded to record a 4.30 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 10.32 over 52.1 IP with his new club...

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    Preseason Prep - February 16, 2019

    Entering the 2018 campaign, Cubs C Willson Contreras was widely regarded as a top-3 fantasy option at the position. After all, the then-25 year-old was coming off a strong 2017 season in which he batted .276 with 21 homers and...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 22, 2018

    Yuli Gurriel (1B-HOU) went 3-4 with a pair of homers and seven RBI against the Angels on Friday night. He's now batting .283 with a dozen longballs, 81 RBI, 65 runs scored, and a handful of stolen bases across 544...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 9, 2018

    Rowdy Tellez (1B-TOR) continued his stellar MLB debut on Saturday against the Indians by going 2-4 with a walk and a solo home run, which was his first dinger of his young career. The 23 year-old is now batting .571...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 3, 2018

    Ronald Acuna (OF-ATL) continued to impress in his rookie season, going 3-4 with a double, a homer, and two runs scored against the Pirates on Sunday. The 20 year-old phenom now boasts a .296 average, 23 longballs, 50 RBI, and...