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 - 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...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14th, 2016

    Drew Smyly (SP, TB): Smyly was solid but unspectacular against the Jays, pitching five and two-thirds innings while allowing two runs with a walk and four strikeouts. He managed to get his ERA under five, although 4.98 is nothing to...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 3rd, 2016

    Alex Cobb (SP, TB): Cobb made his highly anticipated return from Tommy John surgery, and it was a resounding success. He tossed 84 pitches, making it through five innings and yielding two runs on four hits and one walk, striking...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31st, 2016

    Matt Wieters (C, Bal): Wieters went 2-4 with two RBI and his 12th home run of the year for the Orioles. He's missed some time this year, as catchers tend to do, appearing in 99 games. His power has never...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 19th, 2016

    George Springer (OF, Hou): Springer set the table for the Astros against Wade Miley and the Orioles, and found great success as he went 4-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. He doubled and homered, his 23rd and 24th...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 16th, 2016

    Danny Duffy (SP/RP, KC): Duffy was pulled only four outs short from tossing his second straight complete game, yielding only one run on three hits in seven and two-thirds innings with two walks and five strikeouts. He rose to 10-1...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 8th, 2016

    Miguel Sano (OF, Min): Sano homered twice as part of a 2-4 effort with four RBI. He's now got three home runs in his last three games, which couldn't have been timed better after coach Paul Molitor called him out...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 6th, 2016

    Brad Miller (SS, TB): Miller hit his 20th home run as part of a 2-4 night, hitting cleanup as the Rays DH. It was his third straight game with a homer and his fifth home run in seven games. He's...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 3rd, 2016

    Max Kepler (OF, Min): Kepler continued his assault on Major League Baseball with a smash and a dash, hitting his 15th home run of the season and stealing his third base. He would finish 1-2 with three walks, three runs...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 25th, 2016

    Kennys Vargas (DH, Min): Vargas returned to the Twins earlier this month, and so far his success from Triple-A has carried over to the Major League level. He went 1-4 with a two run homer and a walk, and in...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 22nd, 2016

    Dylan Bundy (SP/RP, Bal): Bundy was effective but inefficient against the Indians, allowing only one unearned run in his second start of the season. He needed 87 pitches to get through five innings, striking out five batters without issuing a...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19th, 2016

    Brian Flynn (SP/RP, KC): Flynn fell to 1-1 after a rough start against the Indians. Moving from the bullpen to take Chris Young's spot in the rotation, Flynn made his first MLB start since 2014. He allowed three earned runs...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 9th, 2016

    Christian Yelich (OF, Mia): Yelich went 2-4 with a home run and a double, scoring twice and driving in two runs. He also walked for the 38th time this season, and his slash line is now up to a toasty...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 3rd, 2016

    Andrew Cashner (SP, SD): Cashner returned from the disabled list and had an effective start against the Yankees, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks in six innings, striking out six. He still took the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 27th, 2016

    Trevor Bauer (SP, Cle): Bauer was effective again Monday, taking advantage of a crummy Braves offense by going six innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks, striking out five and earning his sixth win of...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 25th, 2016

    Adam Frazier (2B/SS, Pit): Frazier was called up by the Pirates on Friday and recorded his first Major League hit off of Dodgers reliever JP Howell. He's a non-elite prospect but is someone to keep an eye on. He hit...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 20th, 2016

    Julio Teheran (SP, Atl): Teheran was nearly perfect on Sunday, firing a complete game 1-hit shutout against the Mets with no walks and seven strikeouts. He needed 120 pitches to go the distance, picking up only his third win of...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 13th, 2016

    Max Kepler (OF, Min): Kepler hit his first Major League home run and it was a big one, a walk-off three run shot that took down the Red Sox. It was his only hit of the night as he finished...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 11th, 2016

    Anthony DeSclafani (SP, Cin): DeSclafani was effective in his first start of the season, tossing six one-run innings with eight hits, three walks and two strikeouts. The K:BB ratio obviously doesn't portend good future results, but he showed in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 6th, 2016

    Jarrett Parker (OF, SF): Parker rounded the bases casually with his only hit of the night Sunday against the Cardinals, finishing 1-3 with two RBI on his second homer of the season. Parker will fill in for the brutally injured...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 31st, 2016

    Steven Wright (SP, Bos): Wright became the fourth starting pitcher to toss three complete games this season, joining the unlikely and elite ranks of Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, and Johnny Cueto. Of course Wright is a knuckleballer and doesn't feature...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 28th, 2016

    Julio Urias (SP, LAD): Urias made his highly anticipated Major League debut Friday against the Dodgers. He was on a pitch count of 90, and managed to struggle through only two and two-thirds innings, giving up three earned runs on...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 23rd, 2016

    Melvin Upton Jr. (OF, SD): Upton finished Sunday's tilt with the Dodgers 3-7 with a triple, a run scored, an RBI and his ninth stolen base of the season. He's had a pretty crazy resurgent season with the Padres at...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 17th 2016

    Jose Ramirez (2B/3B/SS/OF, Cle): Ramirez is going to be the primary beneficiary of playing time with Lonnie Chisenhall on bereavement leave and Michael Brantley back on the DL. He went 2-5 with a double, a walk and two runs scored...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 14, 2016

    Kris Bryant (3B/OF, ChC): Bryant spent some time at third base and left field Friday night against the Pirates, going 2-4 at the dish with his sixth home run of the year and two RBI. He upped his slash to...