Dan Nachtigal

Growing up I loved Sammy Sosa and the Chicago Cubs. The 1998 Home Run duel between Sosa and Mark McGwire was a highlight of my childhood and was ultimately where my infatuation with baseball and statistics began. That infatuation then grew exponentially a few year later when my father took me to my first Major League game between the Cubs and Rockies at Coors Field. We sat a few rows up behind home plate where I witnessed Slammin' Sammy hit three, 3-run Home Runs, in three consecutive innings. I was elated, it was as if the game was scripted for me. I've personally witnessed a lot of great sports games since then, from Brett Favre at Lambeau to LeBron James in the finals, but nothing compares to the show that my favorite player put on for me at my first baseball game.

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    AL Player Analysis - April 20, 2019

    Eddie Rosario, OF, MIN Rosario took advantage of Saturday's double header against Baltimore by smacking three home runs, a double, and a single (which hit off the wall on the fly). He finished the day 5 for 9 with 4...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 18th

    Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS Abreu went 0 for 5 on Thursday against the Tigers and his season average now sits well below the Mendoza line at .174. Those who drafted the First Baseman hoping last year was an anomaly are...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 11th, 2019

    Whit Merrifield, 2B, KC Whit didn't get a hit! For the first time in 31 games Whit Merrifield failed to register a base knock. The extra inning affair against the Mariners gave him plenty of opportunities to do so but...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 29th

    Germain Marquez, SP, Rockies Marquez allowed just 2 hits and 1 earned run across 6.0 frames on Friday against the punch less Marlins. He struck out 7 and walked 3 before he was pulled after 93 pitches. This was an...