David Donahue

David is a finance professional with a mildly unhealthy obsession with fantasy baseball. While he'll watch just about any baseball he can, David is an avid supporter of the Red Sox. He has a lengthy and successful track record in fantasy baseball, but claims his most notable accomplishment is his ongoing tenure as the commissioner of a friends-only fantasy league created in the 6th grade.

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    AL Player Commentary - April 25, 2017

    Carlos Correa was 2-for-4 yesterday and is now batting above .200. Correa is a fantastic buy-low candidate at this point. His numbers are abysmal, but there's very little to suggest that he can't turn things around. His LD% is mind-numbingly...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 19, 2017

    Keon Broxton is 0-for his last 19, including an 0-for-4 yesterday. He has 40+ SB potential, but at what cost? He's currently batting .119 (not a typo). He can be dropped in all formats - he's clearly overmatched with a...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 13, 2017

    Former Dodgers prospect Zach Lee was effective yet inefficient yesterday, needing 90 pitches to go 5.1 innings against the Rockies. It was an impressive start nonetheless given that it was the second of his career and it took place at...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 12, 2017

    Francisco Lindor continued his torrid pace yesterday going 1-for-2 with 2 walks, 2 runs, and oh yeah - a leadoff home run. Lindor is now slugging an insane .808 on the young season with four HR. The power will decrease...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 6, 2017

    44-year old .. yes, that's right, 44-year old Bartolo Colon had his first start for the Braves last night. Colon is looking to post his seventh consecutive season with a FIP below 4, which is dumbfounding to me. He impressed...

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    Spring Training - March 24

    After a disastrous 2016, a strong Spring Training would be enough for some folks to take fliers on Shelby Miller. Unfortunately, he's posted a 7.36 ERA over 11 innings pitched with a 1.45 WHIP. On the bright side, he's recorded...

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    Preseason Prep - March 9, 2017

    Dustin Pedroia picked a fight with father time and won the last two seasons. At age 30, Pedroia posted a 98 wRC+ in 2014. Battling injuries, I thought we may never see him reach fantasy relevance again, but he followed...

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    NL Player Commentary - July 25, 2016

    David Dahl (OF - COL) - David Dahl recorded his first career hit and run scored last night. Dahl is a highly touted prospect in Colorado that should be owned in all formats. Prior to being called up, he was...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 22, 2016

    Justin Bour (1B - MIA) - Justin Bour was 2-for-3 with a HR and 2 RBI yesterday. It was his 12th HR of the year. Bour has put together a solid, yet unspectacular, season. His wRC+ was 115 coming into...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 15, 2016

    Josh Donaldson (TOR - 3B) - Josh Donaldson connected with his 16th HR of the year last night, continuing the pace that he set last year. Donaldson's overall numbers are slightly below last year, but his peripherals are actually supporting...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 12, 2016

    Mallex Smith (ATL - OF) - Mallex Smith, batting leadoff, stole his 10th base of the season, and his fourth in the last six games that he's started. He reached base twice and scored two runs. Smith certainly deserves an...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 8, 2016

    Matt Adams (STL - 1B) - This is stunning for me to write, but since May 12, Matt Adams is batting .397 with a 1.125 OPS. I had written Adams off as a career under-achiever through the first month of...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 1, 2016

    Danny Valencia (OAK - 3B) - Valencia continued his assault on pitchers yesterday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles. For the year, his wRC+ sits an impressive 154. His average, which was .333 before yesterday, is just about certain to regress...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 25, 2016

    Junior Guerra (MIL) - If you have a roster spot available, I'd take a flier on Junior Guerra for next week's potential two start. Guerra threw five innings with 6 K's yesterday, allowing 0 ER, but he did walk four...

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    AL Player Analysis- Wednesday May 18, 2016

    Jackie Bradley (BOS - OF) - Bradley Jr. extended his hit streak with a single in the top of the ninth against Wade Davis in the afternoon game, and promptly extended it again with a homerun in the nightcap. Bradley's...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 16, 2016

    Eugenio Suarez (SS - CIN) - Suarez was 2-for-5 yesterday with his eighth home run of the season. Along with the rest of the Reds, Suarez has cooled off quite a bit recently, but yesterday's homerun was a sight for...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 11, 2016

    Ben Zobrist (OF - CHC) - At 35 years young, Ben Zobrist continues to produce: yesterday he was 2-for-3 with 2 walks. He has by far the highest BB% of his career in 2016, clearly with the mentality that if...

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    AL Player Commentary - May 4, 2016

    Clay Buchholz (BOS - SP) - Living in Boston, I've heard Buchholz get lambasted (and rightfully so) given his dreadful start. An ERA over 4.50 will get you killed in this market, never mind the 6.51 that he sported coming...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 2, 2016

    Ryan Braun (OF - MIL) - After tallying another multi-hit game last night, Braun is officially en fuego. As we mentioned in the last few weeks, Braun has been quite fortunate this season, and continues to be so as his...

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    NL Player Commentary - 4/27/16

    Andrew Cashner (SD - SP) - Coming into yesterday, Cashner looked like a great buy low candidate with FIP a half run less than his actual ERA. Then he got crushed by the Giants, allowing 6 runs in just 2.2...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 20, 2016

    Michael Saunders (TOR - OF) - Saunders is becoming an excellent DFS option in the leadoff spot for Toronto, and carries just a $3,700. Saunders' biggest issue over his career is health, and in DFS, you pretty much know whether...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 18, 2016

    Giancarlo Stanton (MIA - OF) - Stanton flashed some more power last night, unleashing a bomb for his third home run of the year before adding an RBI single later on. He was 2-for-4 with the HR and a walk...

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    AL Player Analysis- Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Mark Trumbo (BAL - 1B/OF) - Mark Trumbo hit his third home run of the young season last night. That's not that unusual given his power, but there is a LOT to like with Trumbo right now. His SwStr% is...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 8, 2016

    Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) - Suarez has officially caught my eye, as he hit a grand slam yesterday, his second home run of the season. Suarez displayed some power in limited time last year with a 12.1% HR/FB rate,...

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    AL Player Analysis- Monday, April 4, 2016

    Felix Hernandez (SP - SEA) - King Felix was on the mark early yesterday through 4 IP before running into some problems against the Texas lineup, partly aided by an infield error, and further exacerbated by a walk and another...

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    Preseason Prep - Thursday, March 3 2016

    My Money is on Edwin Getting Paid in 2017 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR / DH) - Contract year alert! I was thinking back on Edwin's 2015 and thought it would have been a disappointing year. Then I realized he actually hit...

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    Preseason Prep - Friday, February 26, 2016

    A New Ace in Arizona Zack Greinke (SP - ARI) - You should not be surprised that we're predicting some regression to Greinke's 2015 season. He posted an unreal 1.66 ERA on his way to a 19-3 season with the...

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    Preseason Prep - February 13, 2016

    Is Price Worth the Price for Boston? One of this off season's biggest moves was David Price signing a 7-year $217 million contract with the Red Sox. It's hard to believe this guy is now playing for his fifth team...

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    AL Daily Recap - July 6, 2015

    Since the end of May, few starting pitchers have faired better than Taijuan Walker. Curiously, Walker's price is $8,200 tomorrow against the Tigers, down from $9,200 from his last start despite his 30.3 point performance. That's enough to make me...

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    AL Daily Recap - July 1, 2015

    Yesterday, my colleague Menachem Greenfeld rightfully cautioned you against the expectation of Mitch Moreland's excellent average continuing going forward. I wanted to add a few things since I'm in the driver's seat on the Moreland bandwagon. This year, Moreland's batted...

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    AL Daily Recap - June 22, 2015

    Michael Pineda had a start to forget last night. In what seemed to be a great matchup against the Phillies, Pineda got rocked for eight earned runs in 3.1 innings. Six weeks ago, I was all-in on Pineda. His peripherals...

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    NL Daily Recap - June 18, 2015

    Jace Peterson continued his solid season last night, reaching base twice against the Red Sox. Peterson came to the Braves as part of the Craig Kimbrel deal and so far it's paying off. His .278 average is well supported by...

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    NL Daily Recap - June 15, 2015

    Francisco Liriano's strong start last night against the White Sox was just about written in the stars prior to the game. Liriano threw an 8 inning gem with 12 strikeouts and only 2 hits. The White Sox came into the...

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    NL Daily Recap - June 8, 2015

    Andrew McCutcheon's year to date numbers are not what we've necessarily grown to expect from the former MVP. He has stated publicly that he is not 100% healthy, and manager Hurdle gave him the night off on Monday. Continue to...

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    June 2nd - AL Player Recap

    Chris Archer threw a gem against the Angels, going 8 innings with 15 strikeouts in the win. He's taken the proverbial "leap" this year. His swinging strike rate jumped from 9.3% last year to 12.2% in 2015, giving him a...

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    NL Player Recap - June 1, 2015

    Jason Hammel dominated the Marlins on Monday night, striking out 11 over just 6.2 innings with only 1 ER. Hammel frustrated owners early on this season, but has quietly been putting together a Jake Arrieta-like 2014 season so far. Coming...