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- April 21, 2017

    Eric Thames- 1B- MIL- Idea- With 8 homers to lead the majors, Thames' price hasn't caught up with the value he is providing in DFS contests. Oddly enough he has only hit 2 homers in Miller Park, but that is...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 16, 2017

    Eddie Rosario- OF- MIN- Idea- Rosario hit all 10 of his 2016 homers in 271 PAs against RH pitching. James Shields had slash lines against LH hitting of .284/.372/.494 in 2016 and .278/.398/.522 in 2015. Shields has allowed 2 homers...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 14, 2017

    Eugenio Suarez- 3B- CIN- Idea- Suarez had success against southpaws last year to the tune of a .276/.354/.528 slash line with 9 homers in 127 ABs. He will be facing Tommy Milone, who posted a .298/.352/.507 slash line against RH...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 7, 2017

    Brandon Drury- 2B- ARI- Idea- In his first season of full time work in the majors, Drury hit about the same no matter which hand the opposing pitcher threw with. He slashed .283/.332/.447 against RH pitching. He will be facing...

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    Preseason Prep- March 28, 2017

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... With a week until games start to count, teams are solidifying their plans. The Orioles named Kevin Gausman as their Opening Day starter, with Chris Tillman beginning the season on the DL. Gausman...

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    Preseason Prep- March 14, 2017

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... Two springs ago Delino DeShields was a Rule V pick who had a strong performance and earned a starting job with the Rangers when they broke camp. He ended up hitting .261 with...

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    Preseason Prep- March 3, 2017

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... Results from an MRI conducted on David Price were inconclusive. As a result, the Red Sox have scratched him from his scheduled Grapefruit League debut Sunday. Price is going to be examined in...

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    Preseason Prep- February 28, 2017

    Jonathan Schoop hit 25 homers last season, 2 more than fellow 2B Jason Kipnis. Schoop also hit 100 singles, and 38 doubles, while Kipnis hit 100 and 41, respectively. Their batting averages were close, with Schoop at .267 and Kipnis...

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    Preseason Prep- February 16, 2017

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... A month ago the Rangers' first base slot had a number of potential candidates. Then they signed 1B Mike Napoli for his 3rd tour of duty with them and that issue was resolved....

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    NL Player Report- October 1, 2016

    Dansby Swanson- SS- ATL- Idea- Swanson has performed well against RH pitchers as he gets his first taste of major league ball. He owns a .302/.356/.406 slash line against them. Veteran Jordan Zimmerman has had some struggles in his return...

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    AL Player Report- September 15, 2016

    Lonnie Chisenhall- 3B- CLE- Idea- Having James Shields on the mound will give some Indians' hitters a chance to feast. Chisenhall owns a slash line of .308/.346/.471 against RH pitching to take against Shields' .287/.376/.507 slash line against LH hitting....

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    AL Player Report- September 11, 2016

    Lonnie Chisenhall- 3B- CLE- Idea- Chisenhall has played in the outfield almost exclusively this season and that's where he's eligible. His .305/.345/.469 slash line against RH pitching is an asset. Jose Berrios has had problems with LH hitting with a...

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    NL Player Report- September 9, 2016

    Daniel Descalso- SS- COL- Idea- Descalso is available at a bargain price to play either SS or 1B. His slash line of .273/.377/.429 against RH pitching is solid, if not spectacular. Matched up against Luis Perdomo and his .316/.369/.498 slash...

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    NL Player Report- September 2, 2016

    Clayton Richard- P- SD- Idea- Richard has quality starts in the last 2 of his 3 starts since he was put in the rotation last month. He will be facing a Dodgers team where only Charlie Culberson has a batting...

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    NL Player Report- September 1, 2016

    James Loney- 1B- NYN- Idea- Loney has been far more successful against RH pitchers than southpaws this season, with a slash line of .281/.324/.403 and 5 of his 6 homers against them. Jose Urena has had difficulties with LH batters,...

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    NL Player Report- August 26, 2016

    Matt Joyce- OF- PIT- Idea- Joyce has hit 11 of his 12 homers this season in 155 ABs against RH pitching. His slash line against them is .271/.402/.548. He will be facing Matt Garza and his slash line of .310/.386/.504...

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    AL Player Report- August 14, 2016

    Juan Centeno- C- MIN- Idea- Centeno is 6-for-15 in his last 4 games. He has a slash line of .299/.337/.460 against RH pitching. Edinson Volquez has a .278/.356/.428 slash line against LH hitting. Sundays are a usual day for Centeno...

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    NL Player Report- August 12, 2016

    Martin Prado- 3B- MIA- Idea- Prado has scorched southpaws this season to the tune of a .438/.513/.583 slash line. Carlos Rodon has had problems with RH hitting as evidenced by his .308/.371/.507 slash line against them. This is a huge...

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    AL Player Report- August 5, 2016

    Cheslor Cuthbert- 3B- KC- Idea- Cuthbert has put up a strong .339/.369/.548 slash line against southpaws. The Royals will be facing newly acquired Francisco Liriano. Liriano had a decent .258 average against RH hitting, but with 15 homers allowed and...

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    NL Player Report- August 2, 2016

    Hernan Perez- 3B- MIL- Idea- Perez has posted a .293 average against RH pitching this season. Is power has primarily come against southpaws but Luis Perdomo has a reverse slash line of .339/.409/.511 against RH hitters. This gives Perez a...

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    AL Player Report- July 31, 2016

    Chris Iannetta- C- SEA- Idea- Iannetta is hitting below the Mendoza line but against LH pitching he is hitting .258 and draw 18 walks in 113 PAs. He has also hit 3 homers. The Mariners will be facing southpaw Brian...

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    NL Player Report- July 29, 2016

    Freddie Freeman- 1B- ATL- Idea- Freeman has hit 13 homers in 237 ABs against RH pitching. Vincent Velasquez has given up 7 HR in 41 IP against LH hitting. That makes a good chance of Freeman launching one. Value play-...

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    AL Player Report- July 11, 2016

    A. J. Griffin- P- TEX- Cold- Griffin has yet to post a quality start in 4 outings since coming off the DL. Before yesterday he had not pitched that badly, just hadn't lasted long enough. Yesterday, he only lasted 5...

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    AL Player Report- July 8, 2016

    Eric Hosmer- 1B- KC- Idea- Hosmer has shown more power this season against southpaws, but with a .319/.384/.474 slash line against RH pitching he is still in good shape for a solid game. This is because he will be facing...

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    NL Player Report- July 1, 2016

    Howie Kendrick- 2B- LAN- Idea- Kendrick has a solid .296/.345/.370 slash line against southpaws. Jorge De La Rosa has a less-than-spectacular slash line of .318/.407/.557 slash line against RH hitters. This bodes well for Kendrick's changes of a solid game....

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    AL Player Report- June 24, 2016

    Lorenzo Cain- OF- KC- Idea- Cain has a slash line of .407/.475/.648 against LH pitching with 3 homers in 61 PAs. Dallas Keuchel has been wildly inconsistent. He only has 7 quality starts out of his 15 this season. Cain...

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    NL Player Report- June 17, 2016

    J. T. Realmuto- C- MIA- Idea- Realmuto has had reverse splits this season, with a slash line of .341/.367/.443 against RH pitching. Jon Gray has had reverse splits also. His .241/.310/.351 slash line against RH hitting isn't hideous but it's...

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    NL Player Report- June 3, 2016

    Jon Jay- OF- SD- Idea- The lefthanded hitting Jay has reverse splits this year, as he did in 2014, with a slash line of .328/.400/.397 against southpaws. Chris Rusin has had difficulty getting betters out regardless of which side of...

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    AL Player Report- May 27, 2016

    Elvis Andrus- SS- TEX- Idea- Andrus has punished LH pitching so far this season, with a .353/.389/.500 slash line. He hasn't hit a homer against southpaws yet in 2016, but last year 5 of his 7 homers came against them....

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    NL Player Report- May 20, 2016

    Michael Conforto- OF- NYN- Idea- Conforto posted a slash line of .275/.341/.531 against RH pitching last year, with all of his 9 HRs coming in his 160 ABs against them. In 101 ABs against them this year he has all...

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    AL Player Report- May 16, 2016

    Danny Santana- OF- MIN- Idea- Last year the switch-hitting Santana was better against southpaws than RH pitching. This year he is back to his trend of 2014, when he had more success against RH pitching. Santana's slash line against them...

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    AL Player Report- May 13, 2016

    Nomar Mazara- OF- TEX- Idea- Mazara has definitely been doing all he can to show that he is ready to stick in the major leagues. He has an average above .300 against both LH and RH pitching but his .319...

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    NL Player Report- May 6, 2016

    Daniel Murphy- 2B- WAS- Idea- Murphy hit 13 of his 14 homers last year against RH pitching and posted a .290/.334/.483 slash line against them. All 4 of his homers in 2016 have come against RH pitching. John Lackey allowed...

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    AL Player Report- April 29, 2016

    Melky Cabrera- OF- CHA- Idea- Cabrera hit 10 of his 12 homers in 2015 against RH pitching while accumulating a slash line of .286/.331/.417 against them. The Orioles' Mike Wright doesn't have a large sample size of major league results...

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    NL Player Report- April 27, 2016

    Joe Panik- 2B- SF- Idea- Although he hasn't taken off against RH pitching this year (.224 average) that is due primarily to bad luck (.190 BABIP against them.) In 2015 Panik posted a slash line of .318/.379/.473 and hit 7...

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    NL Player Report- April 22, 2016

    Matt Adams- 1B- STL- Idea- Adams hit all 5 of his homers in 2015 against RH pitching (150 ABs.) His slash line against them was .247/.283/.400. In the early going of 2016 his slash line against RH pitching is an...