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 - August 14, 2017

    Josh Donaldson continued his hot August with his 16th HR of the season. This is a sight for sore eyes for Donaldson owners, particularly in keeper leagues, as he is showing he is amongst the game's elites still. Some of...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 3, 2017

    Jordan Zimmerman impressed yesterday going 7 innings with 0 ER and 6 strikeouts against the Yankees. Zimmerman decreased his ERA to 5.35 in what has been an obviously disappointing season. Despite the good start, the 31-year old isn't an advised...

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    NL Player Commentary - August 2nd, 2017

    Max Scherzer left yesterday's start after just 1 inning. He injured himself presumably on his home run swing from the first inning. This is a horrible time for an injury as Scherzer is somehow having one of the best seasons...

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    NL Player Commentary - July 27, 2017

    Do you think the Diamondbacks are happy with JD Martinez? I would say so, particularly after he went deep twice last night for his 2nd and 3rd HRs of the season (in the NL). Martinez's value sky-rocketed with the friendly...

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    AL Player Commentary - July 20, 2017

    Ben Gamel and his .319+ average connected for his 5th HR of the season yesterday off Charlie Morton. Gamel is under the radar perhaps because his counting stats have been rather pedantic so far. Gamel dominated AAA for 18 games...

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    AL Player Commentary - July 6, 2017

    Michael Pineda allowed 5 ER through just three innings yesterday. Frankly, it could have been worse; he allowed 9 hits, 1 walk and 3 home runs. Pineda started the year on fire with an xFIP of 2.48 and 3.74 in...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 30, 2017

    Carlos Correa flexed his muscles yesterday, hitting his 15th and 16th HRs of the season. After an awfully slow start to the year, he's actually outpacing his fantastic 2015 performance as he has a wRC+ over 145 for the season....

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    NL Player Commentary - June 23, 2017

    Travis "The Mayor of Ding Dong City" Shaw was 23-for-4 yesterday with 3 RBIs and his 14th HR of the season. His OPS is slightly over 900 for year after yesterday's effort. Shaw is following up last year's dud with...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 22, 2017

    Salvador Perez was 3-for-3 with a walk and a game winning grand slam in the 8th inning against the Sox. Perez now has an .855 OPS for the season with 15 HRs, making him an excellent catcher option. In his...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 9, 2017

    Eric Thames connected with his 16th of the season off Johnny Cueto yesterday, and he also walked twice. With each game we have a larger and larger sample size, and Thames' season gets more and more impressive. The 28.8% HR/FB...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 1, 2017

    Alex Bregman hit his sixth HR of the season yesterday afternoon, his third straight game with a home run. The power display is a fantastic sign given Bregman's slow start. He's gotten himself back up to slightly above average player...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 31, 2017

    Matt Carpenter was 1-for-4 last night, and has been one of the more interesting cases so far this season. He has an impressive 9 HR, but a .226 average nearly 60 points below his career average. A lot of that...

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    AL Player Commentary - May 24. 2017

    Ervin Santana earned his 7th win of the season yesterday as he pitched a CG SO with 6 strikeouts. I can't believe it either. His ERA is now 1.80 on the season, all while posting some pretty average numbers. His...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 18, 2017

    Very quietly, Justin Turner has a .446 OBP, with an insane 152 wRC+ on the year. Still he has just 1 HR. Turner's BABIP as you might imagine is quite high at .421, about 100 points over his career average....

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    NL Player Commentary - May 11, 2017

    Yesterday's 6 inning, 5 ER performance of Stephen Strasburg likely got some owners scared about the lack of results he's seen. Strasburg entered yesterday with his lowest K rate and highest SIERA of his career. It's too early to tell,...

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    AL Player Commentary - May 10, 2017

    Chief among the poor start to the Rangers' offensive output is Rougned Odor's performance. Fortunately, he collected two hits yesterday and added two runs scored. Odor somehow managed 33 HR last year, and with 6 HR in 2017, his power...

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    NL Player Commentary - May 3, 2017

    Jake Arrieta threw a quality start, but was un-Arrieta-like. He went 6 IP with 3 ER and an impressive 7 strikeouts. His ERA on the season remains elevated at 4.63. Fortunately, his SIERA is a fair bit lower at 3.23,...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 28, 2017

    Kevin Pillar was 2-for-5 yesterday for the Blue Jays, and he now has a whopping 131 wRC+ for the season. He's made a large improvement to his eye, as he's swinging at just 30.6% of pitches outside the zone vs....

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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...