Paul Sauberer

Paul Sauberer is one of the original Fantistics Analysts. Paul is a diehard fantasy baseball fan with political aspirations. Paul's earliest baseball memories are of the expansion Senators in the 1960s and his father buying him an entire box of 1969 Topps baseball cards. The Senators are no longer and the cards are definitely no longer in mint condition, but Paul's love of baseball continues. He transferred allegiance to the Orioles after the Senators left town and enjoyed the glorious times of the Birds in the 1970s. During that time, he also discovered table top baseball games (before "Rotisserie" meant anything outside of something to do with food) and that has led to decades of crunching numbers and following major league performances. Paul reacquainted himself with the Senators, now the Texas Rangers, while going to college in Texas and remains a Rangers' fan today, even after living on Long Island for 14 years with his wife and two children. Paul knows his baseball!

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    NL Player Analysis- August 19, 2019

    David Peralta- OF- ARI- Idea- Peralta owns a slash line of .291/.356/.504 against RH pitchers. Chi Chi Gonzalez has a .333/.471/.667 slash line against LH hitters. Although that is in a small sample size of 9.1 IP, Gonzalez has not...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 17, 2019

    Marco Hernandez- 2B- BOS- Idea- Hernandez has performed well against RH pitchers this season, with a .333/.357/.407 slash line against them. Alex Wojciechowski has had difficulties with LH hitters over his career, with a .300/.376/.604 slash line against them. This...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 12, 2019

    Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.- OF- TOR- Idea- The rookie has had very good results against RH pitching with a .300/.372/.509 slash line against them. With Ariel Jurado bringing reverse splits of a .292/.340/.505 slash line against RH hitting, that makes Guerrero...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 8, 2019

    Brian McCann- C- ATL- Idea- McCann had the day off yesterday so he is likely to take his .288/.356/.482 slash line against RH pitchers into tonight's lineup. Elieser Hernandez has a .293/.387/.553 slash line in 47.2 career IP against LH...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 4, 2019

    Cesar Hernandez- 2B- PHI- Idea- Hernandez has posted a solid .307/.361/.459 slash line against RH pitching. Reynaldo Lopez has a .296/.376/.519 slash line against LH hitting. The switch-hitting Hernandez can exploit this matchup. Value Play- Draft Kings salary $3800 Cole...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 28, 2019

    Jason Castro- C- MIN- Idea- It's Sunday and he was off yesterday so there's a good chance Castro will be in the lineup. He brings a slash line of .277/.354/.569 against RH pitching to the matchup with Dylan Covey and...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 21, 2019

    Daniel Murphy- 1B- COL- Idea- Murphy owns a .313/.395/.478 slash line against southpaws. James Paxton has reverse splits in a limited sample size against LH hitters this season. His career slash line against them, though, also shows reverse splits with...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2019

    Nick Markakis- OF- ATL- Idea- Markakis has a .293/.378/.466 slash line against RH pitchers. Lefthanded hitters have a SLG of .503 against Zach Eflin and he has given up 10 homers in 42.2 IP against them. Markakis has hit all...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 1, 2019

    Jason Heyward- OF- CHC- Idea- Heyward has a very solid .291/.388/.521 slash line against RH pitchers. Trevor Williams brings a .294/.336/.431 slash line against LH hitters into the matchup. That makes it heavily favor Heyward. Value Play- Draft Kings salary...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 30, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has a .294/.413/.471 slash line against RH pitching. Gabriel Ynoa owns a .286/.335/.513 career slash line against LH hitting. This makes Freeman the better bet for a solid performance. He is also eligible at...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 16, 2019

    David Peralta- OF- ARI- Idea- Peralta brings a slash line against RH pitchers of .303/.350/.564 to face Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez has a slash line of .267/.357/.564 against LH hitters and has allowed 7 homers in 24.2 IP against them. Give...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 16, 2019

    David Peralta- OF- ARI- Idea- Peralta brings a slash line against RH pitchers of .303/.350/.564 to face Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez has a slash line of .267/.357/.564 against LH hitters and has allowed 7 homers in 24.2 IP against them. Give...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 13, 2019

    Brian McCann- C- ATL- Idea- McCann didn't start last night's game so that means it's highly likely he will be in this afternoon's lineup. That gives him a good matchup with his .302/.353/.500 slash line against RH pitchers in his...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 1, 2019

    Colin Moran- 3B- PIT- Idea- Moran's slash line against RH pitching is solid at .270/.331/.460. With Brandon Woodruff's .279/.350/.415 career slash line against LH hitters, Moran is a bargain at his price. Value Play- Draft Kings salary $3500 JT Riddle-...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 26, 2019

    Ramon Laureano- OF- OAK- Idea- Laureano is riding a 7-game hitting streak in which he has gone 10-for-26. He has also exhibited some reverse splits. Against RH hitting he has a slash line of 263/.317/.414. Mike Leake has had challenges...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 16, 2019

    Melky Cabrera- OF- PIT- Idea- Cabrera has been successful no matter which hand the ball is coming at him from, but against southpaws he is slashing .351/.368/.541. This bodes well for him facing Eric Lauer and the .287/.346/.496 slash line...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 6, 2019

    Jhoulys Chacin- P- MIL- Idea- Chacin will be facing an injury-depleted Washington lineup that leans heavily righthanded. This plays into Chacin's strength. Last season he owned a .178/.244/.284 slash line against RH hitting. This year it is .235/.307/.426, not as...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 2, 2019

    Justin Bour- 1B- LAA- Idea- Bour hit 18 of his 20 homers last year against RH pitching. His slash line against them was .242/.356/.463. Heading into last night's game he had slugged 3 homers in 64 ABs against righties. Aaron...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 28, 2019

    Jorge Polanco- SS- MIN- Idea- The switch-hitting Polanco had a .317/.387/.457 slash line against RH pitchers in 2018 and has started even hotter against them against this year (.371/.430/.743.) Facing Dylan Bundy who posted a .319/.385/.553 slash line against LH...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 18, 2019

    Yan Gomes- C- WAS- Idea- Gomes posted a slash line of .288/.363/.477 against southpaws in 2018. Drew Pomeranz was .301/.401/.546 against RH hitters. Pomeranz allowed 12 homers in 57.1 IP against them, all the homers he gave up last year....

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    NL Player Analysis- April 18, 2019

    Yan Gomes- C- WAS- Idea- Gomes posted a slash line of .288/.363/.477 against southpaws in 2018. Drew Pomeranz was .301/.401/.546 against RH hitters. Pomeranz allowed 12 homers in 57.1 IP against them, all the homers he gave up last year....

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    AL Player Analysis- April 14, 2019

    Greg Bird- 1B- NYY- Idea- Bird has had reverse splits for the last 3 seasons and in the small sample of 2019 that trend has continued. So far he is posting a slash line of .286/.375/.714 against LH pitchers after...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 8, 2019

    Ben Zobrist- 2B- CHC- Idea- Last year, the switch-hitting Zobrist posted a .295/.377/.452 slash line against RH pitching. Jameson Taillon had a .265/.334/.403 slash line against LH hitting. This matchup falls in Zobrist's favor, and his price and flexibility at...

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    AL Player Analysis- March 31, 2019

    Dylan Bundy- P- BAL- Idea- Could the Orioles end up actually winning the first series of the year with the Yankees? Part of that depends on whether Bundy can overcome his wretched spring (7.89 ERA) and perform as he did...

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    Preseason Prep- March 14, 2019

    Looking around the camps of the Orioles, Brewers, and Rangers There were a couple breakout players for the Brewers, one from the bullpen and one at 1B. Josh Hader had shown a flash of what was to come in 2017,...

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    Preseason Prep- March 1, 2019

    Notes and News from around Spring Training camps Rotate Out the Barrel Milwaukee has a fairly long list of pitchers to fill out their 2019 rotation, but there are still question marks out there. The Brewers didn't sign and free...

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    Preseason Player Notes- February 21, 2019

    Looking around the camps of the Orioles, Brewers, and Rangers In a team flush with youngsters, there are a few veterans left in the Orioles' camp. Chris Davis is perhaps the one with the most to prove. His season of...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 29, 2018

    Ryan Braun- OF- MIL- Idea- Braun has had a power surge recently, with 5 homers in his last 4 games, and has a .250/.347/.532 slash line against southpaws for the season. Daniel Norris has allowed 6 homers in 31.1 IP...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 23, 2018

    Harrison Bader- OF- STL- Idea- In 109 ABs against LH pitching, Bader has a .303/.381/.532 slash line and 5 homers. Andrew Suarez has had some issues against RH hitters, with a .277/.338/.500 slash line against them. Value play- Draft Kings...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 17, 2018

    Ryan Borucki- P- TOR- Idea- The Orioles are 26th in MLB in OPS against southpaws. A couple of their best performers this season against LH pitchers (Manny Machado and Danny Valencia) are no longer with the team. This gives Borucki...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 8, 2018

    Billy McKinney- OF- TOR- Idea- Entering last night's game, McKinney had 3 homers in 45 ABs against RH pitching since joining Toronto. His slash line against RH pitchers as a Blue Jay was .356/.444/.644. ON the mound will be Adam...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 3, 2018

    Trevor Cahill- P- OAK- Idea- When he has pitched in the pitcher-friendly Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum this season he has looked like the second coming of Cy Young. With a .156/.215/.247 slash line and 0.85 ERA there has been a sharp...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 26, 2018

    Maikel Franco- 3B- PHI- Idea- Franco has had success against RH pitchers, with a .292/.329/.515 slash line against them. The matchup against Marco Estrada and his .280/.333/.538 slash line with 14 homers allowed in 64.1 IP against RH hitters is...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 25, 2018

    Evan Longoria- 3B- SF- Idea- Longoria has a .299/.339/.547 slash line with 7 homers in 117 ABs against southpaws. He has a good chance of improving those numbers facing Martin Perez. The Rangers' lefty has allowed 13 runs in his...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 20, 2018

    Tony Kemp- OF- HOU- Idea- Kemp has a .289/.378/.461 slash line against RH pitching. Felix Hernandez hasn't thrown a quality start since June 25th and has a slash line of .254/.331/.522 against LH hitters, with 12 homers allowed in 59...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 6, 2018

    Omar Narvaez- C- CHW- Idea- Narvaez owns a .300/.364/.453 slash line against RH pitchers. The recently-traded Lance Lynn has posted a .293/.404/.470 slash line against LH hitters this season. Give Narvaez an edge in this matchup. Value play- Draft Kings...