Nathan Dokken

Nathan has been playing fantasy sports since 2000. He enjoys the NFL and fantasy football, but is primarily a fantasy baseball fan, with his true passion lying with the dynasty format. In 2014 he and two friends founded thefantasyamateurs.com to host their fantasy musings and rankings, and started the Nasty Cast Fantasy Baseball Podcast to discuss their thoughts on an audio platform. The Nasty Cast has since found a devoted fan base and has been hailed as one of the most humorous and entertaining sports podcasts available. It can be found on iTunes and Stitcher. Nathan is a city letter carrier by day, and resides in Bismarck, North Dakota with his wife and three children.

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    NL Player Analysis - August 20, 2017

    Starling Marte (OF, PIT) - Marte went 3-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two stolen bases. The steals are nice to see, but as a whole he has really struggled following his return from PED suspension. Coming into...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 15, 2017

    Yoenis Cespedes (OF, NYM) - Cespedes hit his 15th home run of the year, his third home run in as many games as his bat has finally roared back to life here in August. He has five home runs in...

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    NL Week 20 Strategy - August 13, 2017

    In The Field Bryce Harper injured his knee on first base Saturday, and the awful looking injury could lead to a lengthy absence. Brian Goodwin has been playing well recently and would benefit from the playing time, with Andrew Stephenson...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 8, 2017

    Miguel Cabrera (1B, DET) - Miggy went 0-3 against Trevor Williams and the Pirates, dropping his line to .254/.341/.411 on the season. So many of his peripherals have looked great all year and screamed positive regression, but here we are...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2017

    DJ LeMahieu (2B, COL) - LeMahieu reached base in all five trips to the plate, going 3-3 with two walks. After a slow start to the season he has returned to being an on-base machine, slashing .323/.384/.412. He hasn't given...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1, 2017

    Matt Belisle (RP, Twins) - The Twins bullpen is a bit muddled with the departure of Brandon Kintzler, who was traded to the Nationals at the deadline. It was looking for a long time like Taylor Rogers would be the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 24, 2017

    Parker Bridwell (SP, LAA) - Bridwell notched his fifth quality start in seven tries in the Angels rotation, giving up two runs over seven innings with a walk and three strikeouts. His 3.09 ERA looks great and his 2.31 BB/9...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 23, 2017

    Ryan Braun (OF, MIL) - Ryan Braun had a monster game, going 3-4 with a homer, double, steal, walk, three runs scored, and four RBI. He's missed a fair bit of time this season while stuck on the DL, as...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 17, 2017

    Ryan Madson (RP, WSH) - MLB trade season is heating up in a hurry. The Athletics are early sellers, sending Ryan Madson along with Sean Doolittle to the Nationals for Blake Treinen and prospects Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse. While...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 9, 2017

    Stephen Strasburg (SP, WAS) - Strasburg left his start after just three innings against the Braves, taking a comebacker off his hip and not returning for the fourth frame. He seems to be alright though, saying after the game that...

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    NL Week 14 Strategy - July 2, 2017

    In The Field Freddie Freeman may not be activated from the DL until after the All-Star break, depending on how his rehab assignment goes. He is expected to play third base upon his return, freeing up Matt Adams to continue...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 1, 2017

    Brett Gardner (OF, NYY) - Gardner went 3-6 with a double and a grand slam, finishing with three runs and six RBI. He now has 15 homers, which is more than twice as many as he hit all of last...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 27, 2017

    Jose Berrios (SP, MIN) - Berrios failed to record a third straight quality start, allowing four runs over 6.1 innings against the Red Sox, walking two and striking out seven. Boston is always a tough matchup at home though, and...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 25, 2017

    Jacob DeGrom (SP, NYM) - DeGrom finished at least eight innings for the third consecutive start, giving up just one run on four hits with a walk and seven K's against the Giants. Over his last three sterling starts he...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 21, 2017

    Jeremy Hellickson (SP, PHI) - Hellickson pitched well against the Cardinals, cruising through seven innings while allowing just one run on six hits with four K's and two walks. He dropped his ERA to 4.61 with the outing, but his...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 14, 2017

    Jacob Faria (SP, TB) - Faria impressed in his second start with the Rays, yielding just one run over 6.1 innings with one walk and eight strikeouts. He only gave up one extra base hit, a double to Russell Martin...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 10, 2017

    Aledmys Diaz (SS, STL) - Diaz homered and doubled, finishing 2-4 and raising his line to .262/.296/.416 on the season. He's matched his stolen base total of four from 2016 (over 111 games) in 55 games, but everything else has...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 7, 2017

    Adam Wainwright (SP, STL) - Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...Adam Wainwright attacks your ERA. After allowing only one total run over his last four starts, Waino was pounded for nine runs on...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 29, 2017

    Joe Biagini (SP/RP, TOR) - Biagini started his fifth game of the year and it was a good one, as he finished with a line of 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K's. It was the first...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 23, 2017

    Jerad Eickhoff (SP, PHI) - Eickhoff failed to notch a second consecutive quality start, yielding four runs over six innings against the Rockies with no walks and four strikeouts. The overall start wasn't great, but the zero in the walks...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 22, 2017

    Salvador Perez (C, KC) - Perez made the most out of the Sunday doubleheader, going 3-9 on the day with three home runs and five RBI. He's now sitting pretty with a career-high .267 ISO over his first 162 plate...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 13, 2017

    Hernan Perez drew the start in left field and hit third in the lineup with Ryan Braun on the DL, and makes for a decent short-term pickup with full time at-bats coming his way in the near future. He went...

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    NL Week 6 Strategy - May 7, 2017

    National League In The Field Ryan Braun has been day-to-day for a few days with a forearm strain. It's not expected that it'll place him on the DL, but he isn't likely to return to the Brewers lineup until Tuesday....

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    AL Player Analysis - May 3, 2017

    Danny Duffy took his second loss of the year after a lackluster outing against the White Sox. He allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings, walking two and striking out three. Duffy's velocity is down this season and...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Jason Heyward continued to rebound from a miserable 2016 campaign, launching a three-run homer and finishing the day 1-4 with four RBI. He's already amassed 16 RBI along with a .294/.342/.456 slash line, and his swing overhaul appears to be...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 24, 2017

    Kevin Gausman found himself in the hole early, giving up four runs in the first inning alone and requiring 45 pitches to get out back into the dugout. He buckled down after that and would give up just one more...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 17, 2017

    Hector Santiago shut out the White Sox over seven innings, giving up just six hits with no walks and six strikeouts. He's off to quite the start on the season, with a 1.47 ERA over his first 18.1 innings. He's...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 15, 2017

    Jesse Winker has been called up by the Reds, while reliever Barrett Astin has been sent down in the corresponding move. Winker is considered one of the Reds best prospects, but the timing with the callup is peculiar for sure....

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    AL Player Analysis - April 5th, 2017

    JaCoby Jones put forth the seasons first combo meal, hitting a three run homer and adding a stolen base to help propel the Tigers to an Opening Day victory. The 24-year old rookie is known primarily for his plus defense...

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    Preseason Prep - March 10th, 2017

    Lance Lynn missed the entirety of the 2016 season after falling victim to Tommy John surgery. He came back late in the year to toss a handful of innings in the minors, and reported no problems. The Cardinals were hoping...

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    Preseason Prep - February 17th, 2017

    The Fifth Wheel(er) It's been a rocky road for Zack Wheeler, and it doesn't seem to be getting better just yet. In March of 2015 he tore his UCL and would miss the entirety of the season after undergoing Tommy...

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    AL Player Analysis - October 1st, 2016

    Carlos Rodon (SP, CHW): Rodon had the Twins flailing away early and often, striking out 10 over six innings of work. He allowed three runs (two earned), all in the sixth inning, on three hits and three walks. He came...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 28th, 2016

    Jose Berrios (SP, Min): Berrios had yet another poor outing against the Royals on Tuesday, lasting only four and two-thirds innings while giving up three runs. The most concerning part, however, is that he didn't strike out a single batter....

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    NL Player Analysis - September 23rd, 2016

    Seth Lugo (SP, Mets): Lugo has shown some late-season promise in his results, but failed to record a quality start against the Phillies. He lasted five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits and two walks with four...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 17th, 2016

    Chris Archer (SP, TB): Archer turned in a quality start against the Orioles, throwing six and one-third innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk. He tallied four strikeouts, a bit of a low number for him,...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 16th, 2016

    Andrew McCutchen (OF, Pit): McCutchen has had a vexing season, but he was on point in Thursday's contest, launching two solo home runs as part of a 15-3 thrashing of the Phillies. He finished 3-5 with three runs and three...