Dan Bertolino

Pittsburgh Pirates fan for the past 20+ years following them through the wins and the losses. Enjoys playing softball, traveling and spending time with family. @djb5114

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    NL Player Analysis - July 22, 2019

    Charlie Blackmon (OF-COL) Blackmon went 4 for 5 Sunday including hitting a leadoff home run. It was his first home run since June 30th, and he was marred in a 9-52 (.173) slump over the first 3 weeks of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19, 2019

    Chris Sale (SP-BOS) Sale dominated Toronto Thursday afternoon tossing 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 12. He baffled batters all day throwing 14 first pitch strikes and inducing 20 swinging strikes. Sale's ERA (4.05) is not...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 15, 2019

    Ryan Yarbrough (SP/RP-TB) Yarbrough took a combined perfect game with Opener Ryne Stanek into the bottom of the 9th inning before giving up a leadoff single. He ended up allowing a run to score but it was a masterful effort...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 8, 2019

    Yuli Gurriel (1B/3B-HOU) Gurriel went 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored 4 RBIs and his 14th home run of the season Sunday to raise his season line to .277/.314/.482 on the season. Gurriel has been swinging a ridiculously...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 29, 2019

    Austin Riley (3B/OF-ATL) Riley went 2-3 with a 2-run homer, his 13th of the season. Riley has come back down to earth a bit after hitting a scorching .356 over 59 May Plate appearances, posting just a .211 mark in...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 21, 2019

    Eric Sogard (2B/SS-TOR) Sogard picked up another start at DH and continued his recent hot hitting going 3 for 3 with a double, his 7th home run and 2 walks. The veteran has been a very streaky hitter in 2019...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 17, 2019

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CLE) Bauer tossed a complete game shutout Sunday scattering 4 hits while striking out 8. Bauer (5-6, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) has now tossed two quality starts in a row after having a few rough outings over the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 10, 2019

    Yordan Alvarez (OF-HOU) Alvarez made his Major League Debut Sunday, going 1-3 with a walk and a 2-run homer. This was quite the debut for arguably the best power hitter in the minors to this point in 2019 (23 HR,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 31, 2019

    Bryce Harper (OF-PHI) Harper went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles Thursday afternoon. It's been more than a disappointing start for Harper, but he may be coming into one of his patented hot stretches as he recorded his...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 22, 2019

    Clint Frazier (OF-NYY) Frazier went 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs Tuesday. He has fallen into a deep slump in the month of May (.150/.209/.175), 1 extra base and 1 RBI so the big game Tuesday...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 19, 2019

    Josh Bell (1B-PIT) Bell went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs (13,14), 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs; this is Bell's 3rd multi-home run game of the month of May. Bell was promptly dismissed by some following his 12-home...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 18, 2019

    Ronald Acuna Jr. (OF-ATL) Acuna went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs Friday. His .290/.385/.481 line has come up in recent days thanks to hitting safely in 8 of his past 9 games and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 13, 2019

    George Springer (OF-HOU) Springer went off Sunday to the delight of fantasy owners going 5 for 5 with 5 runs scored, 2 HR and 4 RBIs. It capped an absolutely monster week for Springer who finished the week with a...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 11, 2019

    Mitch Garver (C-MIN) Garver went 1 for 1 with a home run and 3 walks Friday. What seemed like a possible position of weakness for the Twins entering the year Garver has been leading the Twins triple headed catching rotation...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 20, 2019

    Mookie Betts (OF-BOS) Betts went 2 for 4 with a double and home run Friday. 2019 has been a complete struggle thus far and even Friday's strong performance puts him at just a .216/.314/.432 line. He had been particularly cold...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 15, 2019

    Hunter Dozier (3B-KC) Dozier went 2-4 with 2 runs, an RBI and a walk Sunday. Don't look now but that's 4 multi hit games in a row for the former 8th overall pick of the 2013 MLB draft. Dozier, who...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6, 2019

    Jorge Polanco (MIN-SS) Polanco completed the first Cycle of 2019 going 5-5 and finishing it off with a double in the 7th inning. As the rest of the Twins offense generally slumped his only RBI and run scored came on...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 2, 2019

    Peter Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso went 1-5 with his first career home run Monday. Alonso launched a 444-foot shot in the 9th to give the Mets some insurance runs. Alonso forced his way to not only an opening day roster spot...

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    AL Player Analysis - March 30, 2019

    Matt Shoemaker (SP-TOR) Shoemaker was brilliant blanking the Tigers over 7 innings on just 2 hits while striking out 7. What a rebound for Shoemaker who only appeared in 21 games over the past 2 seasons due to injuries and...

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    AL Player Analysis - March 29, 2019

    Jordan Zimmerman (SP-DET) Zimmerman tossed 7 innings of 1 hit ball for the Tigers striking out 4. Zimmerman was perfect through 6 and 2/3 until Toeoscar Hernandez put one back up the middle that was ruled an infield single, as...

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    Preseason Prep - March 6, 2019

    Minnesota Twins Breakout for Max Kepler? Even though the Twins have added a slew of offseason acquisitions, Kepler is among several young holdovers who Minnesota is expecting to breakout after several league average years. If his 6-12 2 HR, 4-walk...

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    Preseason Prep - February 26, 2019

    Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton, 2019 Breakout? 5-5, 2 HR and 10 RBIs. That's what Byron Buxton has done in 2 spring training games thus far following a 3-3, 5 RBI day Monday. The damage has been done against guys who...

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    Preseason Prep - February 12, 2019

    Minnesota Twins: Power Surge in the Twin Cities? There is potential in Minnesota to have a lethal power combo in the middle of the lineup where Miguel Sano and Nelson Cruz Look to become the first pair of AL teammates...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 21, 2018

    Christian Stewart (OF-DET) Stewart had a huge night Thursday going 2 for 4 with his first 2 career home runs and 6 RBIs. Entering play Thursday, it had been an underwhelming start to Stewarts big league career, as he was...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 14, 2018

    Sandy Alcantara (SP-MIA) Alcantara was brilliant again Thursday, limiting the Mets to 2 ER on 2 hits over 7 IP, striking out 6. The only blemish he allowed was a home run to opposing pitcher Steven Matz. Alcantara has picked...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2018

    Lewis Brinson (OF-MIA) Brinson had a huge night Friday going 3 for 4 with a 3-run homer. The home run off Chris Archer gave the Marlins the lead in the 6th inning, as Brinson continues to swing a hot bat...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1, 2018

    Scott Schebler (OF-CIN) Schebler had a big night Friday going 3 for 5 with a double, home run and 2 RBIs. Schebler had been in a 2-20 slump since returning from a shoulder injury that kept him out over a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31, 2018

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF-NYY) Stanton went 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a walk Thursday night. Stanton had been in a bit of a cold spell since home run number 32, going 5-35 with just...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 18, 2018

    Cole Hamels (SP-CHC) Hamels posted his 4th straight strong start since being dealt to the Cubs, tossing 7 shutout innings vs the Pirates allowing just 5 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 2. While the strikeout totals weren't there...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2018

    Javier Baez (2B/SS-CHC) Baez went 2-3 with a Triple, Home run, walk and 2 runs scored Friday afternoon. The walk was a bonus for Baez who he rarely walks (3.8%) but is still putting up MVP like numbers for the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 31, 2018

    Jose Ramirez (3B-CLE) Ramirez went 2 for 4 with 2 solo home runs, a stolen base and a walk Monday. Ramirez had been in an 0-16 slump since July 21, so the effort is nice to see him getting back...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 23, 2018

    Corey Dickerson (OF-PIT) Dickerson went 4 for 5 with a double, home run, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Dickerson has now homered in 4 straight games for the Pirates and has hit 5 of his 11 home runs on...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 21, 2018

    Matt Carpenter (1B/2B/3B - STL) Carpenter had a historic day Friday going 5-5 for 2 2B, 3 HR, 4 runs scored and 7 RBI. The monster performance follows him blasting a home run in Thursdays game and overall gives him...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 14, 2018

    Mookie Betts (OF-BOS) Betts went 3 for 4 with 2 triples, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a walk. He stuffed the boxscore again and is truly having one of the most remarkable first halves in recent memory as he improved...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 1, 2018

    Alex Bregman (3B-HOU) Bregman hit his 16th home run of the season Saturday, a 2-run shot in the 6th. Bregman has been tearing the cover off of the ball over the past 15 days entering the day hitting .345 with...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 19, 2018

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CLE) Bauer threw 7 shutout innings vs the White Sox Monday night, allowing 3 hits and walking 2 while striking out 8. Bauer delivered another strong start in what has been a career year, although owners will note...