Menachem Greenfeld

Menachem is a Mathematics major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and he has always had a passion for sports and statistics. He is originally from Cleveland and has followed baseball ever since the Indians ascended into relevance in the mid to late 90s. He continues to root for the Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers, through good times and bad.

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    NL Player Analysis - June 22, 2017

    Ian Happ, 2B, OF, CHC After a 16 game homer-less drought, Happ has found his power stroke once again with 8 dingers in his last 15 games. He has truly been an all-or-nothing slugger over that stretch; besides for the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 15, 2017

    Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL Bundy recorded his 7th win of the season on Wednesday, but it wasn't the strongest outing as he allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, in 5 IP while walking 3 and striking out 4. It was only...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 13, 2017

    Matt Adams, 1B, ATL Adams hit two more HR's for the Braves on Monday, and after hitting just 1 HR in 53 PA's for the Cardinals earlier in the season, he has now hit 8 in 96 PA's since being...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 8, 2017

    Jacob Faria, SP, TB Faria made his major-league debut for the Rays on Wednesday and it was quite successful, as he allowed 1 ER on 3 hits and 2 BB's in 6.1 IP to go along with 5 K's. Faria...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 06, 2017

    Koda Glover, RP, WAS After an implosion in which Glover allowed 5 ER's in 0.1 IP on Sunday, he was not called upon for the save with the Nationals leading by two in the 9th inning of Monday's game; rather...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 23, 2017

    Brett Gardner, OF, NYY The power surge continues for Gardner, who hit his 9th HR on Monday, all of which have come in his last 21 games. He has also scored 22 runs, driven in 19, and batted .354 over...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 17, 2017

    Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, CLE Encarnacion went 2-4 with his 6th HR of the season on Tuesday, as he tries to break out of a season long slump. His BA still sits at a paltry .207 mostly thanks to his shockingly...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2017

    Zach Greinke, SP, ARI Greinke carried a no-hitter into the 8th inning on Thursday, and ultimately allowed 1 ER on 1 hit in 8 IP with 11 K's. Greinke has been on fire lately with a ridiculous 38 K's and...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 08, 2017

    Matt Carpenter, 2B, 3B, 1B, STL Carpenter homered for the third consecutive game on Sunday, and after a slow start to the season, he now has 5 HR's and 15 RBI over his past 10 games. He has developed into...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 4, 2017

    Cole Hamels, SP, TEX Hamels is expected to miss about 8 weeks with an oblique strain, which means he likely won't be back until at least July. Things weren't going very well for Hamels anyways, as his 3.03 ERA was...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 1, 2017

    Sandy Leon, C, BOS Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that Leon will no longer be the Red Sox primary catcher, but will start when either Chris Sale or Rick Porcello is on the mound. Meanwhile, Christian Vazquez will get...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 27, 2017

    Tyler Glasnow, SP, PIT Glasnow struggled again on Wednesday, allowing 3 ER's in just 3.1 IP, while walking and striking out 4 apiece. That's 4 starts and 14.2 IP for those keeping track, with an unacceptable 13 BB's in those...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC Among other struggling Royals, Hosmer has managed just a .194 BA with 1 HR and 1 2B through the season's first 19 games. His .217 BABIP is bound to rise and so is his BA, but...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 24, 2017

    Keon Broxton, OF, MIL Broxton went 2-4 with a 2B on Sunday, a nice showing for someone who had been mired in a 4-32 slump across the previous 9 games. But he also struck out two more times, giving him...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 10, 2017

    Adam Frazier, OF, PIT Frazier went 3-5 on Sunday, hitting out of the leadoff spot for the second game in a row. He has a chance to be very successful as a leadoff hitter thanks to the excellent contact ability...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6, 2017

    Byron Buxton, OF, MIN It's been a rough first two games for Buxton, who has now struck out in 6 of his 10 PA's in 2017. Of course, it's only two games, but this can't be a pleasant sight for...

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    Preseason Prep - Mar. 31, 2017

    Indians Notes Jose Ramirez to fill in at 2B while Jason Kipnis is out, Yandy Diaz wins 3B job With Jason Kipnis set to start the 2017 season on the DL with a shoulder injury, the Indians plan to move...

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    Preseason Prep - Mar. 6, 2017

    White Sox Notes White Sox cut Lawrie, 2B job now open 2B Brett Lawrie was cut by the White Sox on Friday, but apparently it wasn't because of the leg soreness that's been bothering him recently. Rather, the White Sox...

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    Preseason Prep - Feb. 14, 2017

    Indians Outfield Congratulations to the Cleveland Indians on making it to the World Series in 2016! The hope is that this year it won't come down to Michael Martinez batting in the bottom of the 10th with the season on...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 27, 2016

    Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX Andrus went 3-4 with a 2B on Monday and continues to have a blistering September in which he's slashing .357/.430/.686 through 20 games. The hot streak has pushed his season BA to .302 which would be...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 22, 2016

    Jerad Eickhoff, SP, PHI Eickhoff collected his 6th straight quality start on Wednesday, allowing 3 ER's on 3 solo HR's in 7 IP. The recent results have been pretty good for Eickhoff, who has a 3.34 ERA and 1.05 WHIP...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 13, 2016

    Jose Bautista, OF, TOR Bautista hit his 18th HR on Monday against the Rays, but also struck out twice in the game. Over the past 6 years, Bautista's K% has settled between 14-17%, yet since returning from the DL on...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 08, 2016

    Brandon Belt, 1B, SF Belt homered against the Rockies on Wednesday, his 1st HR since Aug 13 and his 1st hit in the month of September as he just broke out of an 0-19 skid. Belt made the all-star team...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 05, 2016

    Byron Buxton, OF, MIN Buxton went 3-6 with a HR and a 2B on Sunday and is now 9-16 with 3 HR's and 3 2B's since rejoining the Twins at the beginning of September. During the four-game stretch, Buxton has...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 30, 2016

    Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, BOS Bradley has now played in 81 games since his 29 game hitting streak ended in May, and has a .229 BA and 24% K% during those games. He has kept his fantasy value alive during...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 30, 2016

    Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, BOS Bradley has now played in 81 games since his 29 game hitting streak ended in May, and has a .229 BA and 24% K% during those games. He has kept his fantasy value alive during...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 16, 2016

    Chad Green, SP, NYY Green was excellent for the Yankees on Monday, striking out 11 Rays in 6 shutout innings, while allowing just 2 hits and no walks in his 2nd win of the season. Green's K/9 is up to...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 11, 2016

    Odubel Herrera, OF, PHI Herrera was out of the starting lineup once again on Wednesday, marking his 4th absence in nine August games, but he did come off the bench to deliver a pinch-hit single, a SB, and a run...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 10, 2016

    Sam Dyson, RP, TEX Dyson has so far gotten the job done for the Rangers this season but you wonder how much longer it will last. After allowing another two baserunners in a save Tuesday afternoon, Dyson now has a...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 9, 2016

    We have gotten to the point in the season where fantasy owners realize that some of their players are just not going to match their preseason price tag and will end up producing negative value. Some of these players may...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 2, 2016

    MLB trades can easily change the fantasy value of the players being traded. But even players who are not traded can see a change in value based on those trades. Here are a few players who stayed put at the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 29, 2016

    Max Kepler, OF, MIN Kepler hit his 11th HR of the season on Thursday, giving him more homeruns in 58 big league games this year than in any of his seasons in the minor leagues. While the power is a...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2016

    I recieved a request to write about Giancarlo Stanton, so we'll start with that: Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA With another HR on Wednesday, Stanton now has 10 dingers and 28 RBI over his past 30 games with an OPS over...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19, 2016

    Kevin Gausman, SP, BAL It's amazing that Gausman is only 1-7 this year considering that he hasn't really pitched so poorly. While his 4.05 ERA is nothing to write home about, he does have a very solid 88:20 K:BB through...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2016

    Tim Anderson, SS, CWS Anderson went 2-4 with a HR on Monday, raising his BA to .308 and SLG to .519 through 107 PA's this season. Hitting leadoff for the White Sox has also helped his fantasy value as he...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 1, 2016

    I know I wrote about the Indians last week, but they've won 13 in a row so I can't help myself. Let's take a look at some more of the Tribe players who have been playing well recently. Cody Allen,...