Brandon Kamerman

I'm colorblind, I love turtles and I had tickets to the Cubs' 2003 World Series. I used to play "old-school fantasy sports" where my brother and I would put baseball cards up against each other. The victor was whoever won more categories on the back of the card. That was the gateway drug to my 20 years of fantasy obsession.

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    AL Player Analysis - September 19, 2019

    Giancarlo Stanton, OF (NYY) Stanton made his first appearance since suffering a PCL strain in June. He doubled in three at bats before heading to the bench as the Yankees will take it easy with their slugger. It's also important...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 16, 2019

    Rhys Hoskins, 1B (PHI) Hoskins smacked his 28th home run of the season, one of two hits for the big first baseman in Philadelphia's 6-3 loss to Boston. Unless he can forge together a power surge over these final two...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 11, 2019

    Christian Yelich, OF (MIL) A brutal blow to those of us who love the sport of baseball, Christian Yelich fractured his kneecap and will miss the rest of the season. The Brewers said more testing is needed to determine an...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 6, 2019

    Reynaldo Lopez, SP (CHW) As brutal as it is to have gone up against Lopez in your fantasy playoffs, it's even worse to be the owner that benched him after his blowup at Atlanta on Saturday. If you were one...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 25, 2019

    Joe Ross, SP (WAS) Ross limited the damage but was extremely inefficient, thereby losing an opportunity to pick up a win against the Cubs. In 4.1 innings, Ross only allowed two runs but gave up six hits and four walks....

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    AL Player Analysis - August 22, 2019

    Mike Tauchman, OF (NYY) Tauchman is the new Gio Urshela (although Gio Urshela is still really good), a New York Yankee that no one saw lifting the team to the top of the American League. No Miguel Andujar? No problem....

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2019

    Alex Bregman, 3B (HOU) Who knows what Bregman could have been capable of if he wasn't taken out of the game in the 5th inning. As it is, he was perfect in three at bats with two doubles and a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 5, 2019

    Shane Bieber, SP (CLE) Bieber tossed his MLB-leading third complete game of the season, limiting the Angels to two runs on five hits and no walks with eight strikeouts. His FIP/xFIP are actually a few notches lower than his ERA...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 25, 2019

    Shane Bieber, SP (CLE) Bieber tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts, and it may have been his second best performance of the season. The All-Star game MVP struggled in his last start against Kansas City, but he...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 23, 2019

    Mike Clevinger, SP (CLE) Clevinger delivered his fourth straight strong start, limiting Toronto to three runs in seven innings while striking out seven. It was his longest start since his season debut on April 1 and he is actually adding...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 14, 2019

    Peter Alonso, 1B (NYM) Time will tell if Alonso gets bitten by the Home Run Derby Curse. The rookie has elite skills, but he is 1-8 since winning the event on Monday. It's remarkable that Alonso is seven home runs...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 7, 2019

    Michael Pineda, SP (MIN) Pineda improved to 6-4 and lowered his xFIP to 4.47 with an excellent performance against Texas on Saturday. The Rangers' only damage off Pineda was a solo home run by Elvis Andrus in the 6th inning....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 27, 2019

    Chris Sale, SP (BOS) Facing his former team, Sale lumbered through six innings, allowing five runs on six hits while striking out 10. It was his fifth time striking out double digit batters in his last six starts. It was...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 23, 2019

    Jeff McNeil, 2B (NYM) Did you know Jeff McNeil has a .335 career batting average? Did you know his career wRC+ is 140, which would rank alongside guys like Alex Rodriguez, Mike Piazza and David Ortiz? Did you know that...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 11, 2019

    Yu Darvish, SP (CHC) Darvish was solid if not good by Coors Field standards, allowing four runs (two HRs) in six innings. Encouragingly, it was only his third time this season without allowing a walk. Darvish still isn't going deep...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 9, 2019

    Eloy Jimenez, OF (CHW) Jimenez hit his seventh home run of the year, a 2-run shot off Brad Keller that ended up serving as the only runs scored in the game. It extended his very modest hitting streak to four...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 9, 2019

    Eloy Jimenez, OF (CHW) Jimenez hit his seventh home run of the year, a 2-run shot off Brad Keller that ended up serving as the only runs scored in the game. It extended his very modest hitting streak to four...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 30, 2019

    Matt Olson, 1B (OAK) Olson connected for his seventh home run in his last 16 games, quieting any concerns over reduced power from his hamate bone surgery. Despite that injury typically affecting a batter's pop, Olson's ISO is actually 79...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 14, 2019

    Aaron Nola, SP (PHI) After four really good outings, Nola took a step back on Monday, allowing three runs in three innings against Milwaukee. Nola walked three and gave up five hits, four of which went for extra bases. You'd...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 12, 2019

    Ji-Man Choi, 1B (TB) Facing a lefty, Choi hit out of the 9-hole for the first time this season. He has almost exclusively hit 3rd for the Rays. The good news for Choi owners is the Rays actually had him...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 5, 2019

    Mike Soroka, SP (ATL) You would think Soroka is solidifying his spot in the Braves rotation. Each start he seems to get better: six strikeouts in his first start, seven in his second, eight in his third. He also pitched...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 2, 2019

    Jameson Taillon, SP (PIT) Taillon picked up his second win of the season, going 6.1 innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out five. He has yet to strike out more than five batters in an outing, despite doing that...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 21, 2019

    Ketel Marte, 2B (ARI) Marte struck out three times in five at bats on Saturday. The 25 year old has taken a more aggressive approach to the plate this year. So far it's resulted in the highest hard hit rate...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 16, 2019

    Clayton Kershaw, SP (LAD) In a very encouraging season debut for the former Cy Young winner, Kershaw went seven innings, allowing only a 1st-inning 2-run homer to former teammate Yasiel Puig. He struck out six and walked no one. He...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 13, 2019

    Tyler Skaggs, SP (LAA) Don't get too concerned with Skaggs' line on Friday (4 IP, 4 ER, 7 K). The three home runs he allowed were aided by a very hitter-friendly wind at Wrigley Field. The good news is he...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 4, 2019

    Juan Soto, OF (WAS) Aided by some friendly winds, Soto filled up the box score in Washington's 9-8 win over Philadelphia. The 20 year old went 3-4 with a home run and three RBIs. He now has two games with...

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    Preseason Prep - March 24, 2019

    Final preseason look at the Mets and Cardinals. Plus, the Cubs make a surprising roster move less than one week before Opening Day.

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    Preseason Prep - February 24, 2019

    The St. Louis Cardinals have an undefined bullpen. Will they go with an experienced Andrew Miller, a young Jordan Hicks or neither? Meanwhile, the New York Mets are hoping for big seasons from young stars Michael Conforto and Noah Syndergaard. Just how likely are those two to produce full seasons?

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    Preseason Prep - February 15, 2019

    Search, if you'd like, for reasons why Jacob deGrom will regress. Sure, you'll find them. For one, he is unlikely to sustain last year's 6.3% HR/FB rate. His 82% strand rate could foretell mild regression, and his .281 BABIP was the 2nd-lowest of his career. However, there are far more reasons to believe deGrom is poised for another Cy Young-caliber season.

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14, 2018

    Dylan Bundy (SP-BAL) This was supposed to be Dylan Bundy's breakout season. After a solid 2nd half in 2017, the 25-year-old was poised to show off his upside. And early on he did. In fact, over his first five starts,...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 17, 2018

    Blake Snell (SP-TB) Snell continues to shut down opposing hitters, albeit in short outings. On Thursday he pitched five scoreless innings with six strikeouts for the second consecutive game. Coming into the game, Snell had three lackluster starts all season...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2018

    Nelson Cruz (DH-SEA) Did you know Cruz ranks second in all of baseball in average exit velocity? Ahead of Giancarlo Stanton? And Joey Gallo? And J.D. Martinez? Did you know Nelson Cruz is tied for seventh in barrels per plate...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 2, 2018

    Cole Hamels (SP-CHC) Chicago is hoping Hamels' road numbers are indicative of what he will deliver for the Cubs. Prior to being traded, Hamels had a 3.84 xFIP and 25.6% strikeout rate away from Arlington. In his Cubs debut on...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 28, 2018

    Chris Sale (SP-BOS) After tossing six scoreless innings on Friday, Sale has now allowed one total run in his last six starts! One. Run. Six. Starts. He struck out 10 batters in the win over Minnesota, his sixth double-digit K...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 15, 2018

    Zack Greinke (SP-ARI) After allowing four or more runs in five of his first six road starts this season, Greinke tossed his fourth straight quality start away from Arizona on Saturday. In his most effective outing of 2018, the 34...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 14, 2018

    Junior Guerra (SP-MIL) Guerra's peripherally stellar season rolled off the tracks on Friday in Pittsburgh. In his shortest and worst outing of the season, the 33 year old lasted only 4 innings while allowing 6 runs on 9 hits and...