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 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...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 29, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Although he has been cold recently, Parra still owns a slash line of .325/.378/.450 against RH pitching. Frankie Montas brings a .286/.345/.515 slash line against LH hitters to Colorado. This gives a distinct edge to...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 29, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Although he has been cold recently, Parra still owns a slash line of .325/.378/.450 against RH pitching. Frankie Montas brings a .286/.345/.515 slash line against LH hitters to Colorado. This gives a distinct edge to...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 8, 2018

    Ben Zobrist- 2B- CHC- Idea- Zobrist owns a .302/.409/.462 slash line against RH pitchers. This bodes well in his matchup against Luis Castillo and his .280/.351/.525 slash line against LH hitters. Zobrist's availability for the OF is a plus. Value...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 2, 2018

    Adeiny Hechavarria- SS- TB- Idea- Hechavarria has feasted on southpaws this season, to the tune of a .373/.411/.392 slash line against them. Wei-Yin Chen has been largely ineffective against RH hitters, with a slash line of .307/.398/.543 facing them. A...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 18, 2018

    Bartolo Colon- P- TEX- Idea- Yes, Colon has been hit hard in 2 of his last 3 starts, but he seems to be in a pattern of a solid start following a bad one. His last one was 8 runs...

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    NL Player Analysis- June10, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Parra has been swinging a hot bat of late. With a slash line of .326/.364/.432 against RH pitching he is in a great position to keep his streak going. He will be facing Zach Godley...

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    NL Player Analysis- June10, 2018

    Gerardo Parra- OF- COL- Idea- Parra has been swinging a hot bat of late. With a slash line of .326/.364/.432 against RH pitching he is in a great position to keep his streak going. He will be facing Zach Godley...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 3, 2018

    Austin Romine- C- NYY- Idea- Romine has been getting some fairly frequent playing time and has made the most of it. He currently has a 10-game hitting streak that goes back to April 30. He has a .382/.500/.618 slash line...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 21, 2018

    Christian Villanueva- SD- 3B- Idea- Villanueva has been hot of late and his price is not reflecting that. He has three multi-hit games in his last four contests with 3 HR over the same time period. He will have the...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 20, 2018

    Tim Anderson- SS- CHA- Idea- Anderson's extreme splits of 2017 have continued into 2018. His .333/.381/.615 slash line against southpaws bodes well against the .288/.362/.569 Mike Minor brings into the matchup. Value play- Draft Kings salary $2800 Corey Kluber- P-...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 20, 2018

    Tim Anderson- SS- CHA- Idea- Anderson's extreme splits of 2017 have continued into 2018. His .333/.381/.615 slash line against southpaws bodes well against the .288/.362/.569 Mike Minor brings into the matchup. Value play- Draft Kings salary $2800 Corey Kluber- P-...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 23, 2018

    Adrian Beltre- 3B- TEX- Idea- While Beltre hit better against southpaws in 2017 he still put up a solid .293/.356/.505 slash line against RH pitchers. So far this season he has reverse splits and a .295/.375/.393 slash line against RH...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 23, 2018

    Adrian Beltre- 3B- TEX- Idea- While Beltre hit better against southpaws in 2017 he still put up a solid .293/.356/.505 slash line against RH pitchers. So far this season he has reverse splits and a .295/.375/.393 slash line against RH...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 15, 2018

    Zack Godley- P- ARI- Idea- Godley has made the case in the early part of 2018 that his breakout last year was no fluke. After posting a 3.37 ERA with a 3.42 FIP and 3.32 xFIP in 2017 he has...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 8, 2018

    Eric Hosmer- 1B- SD- Idea- Hosmer had a very productive season against RH pitching last season, with a slash line of .335/.410/.528 against them. Her normally performs much better against RH than southpaws. Charlie Morton had a season of reverse...

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    AL Player Analysis- March 31, 2018

    Josh Reddick- OF- HOU- Idea-Matt Moore has had reverse splits over the course of his career at times and last season was the most extreme yet. Lefthanded hitters posted a .356/.433/.614 slash line with 8 HR allowed in 36.2 IP...

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    Preseason Prep- March 27, 2018

    Notes two days before the games count... Delino DeShields had locked up the CF spot officially a couple of weeks ago. He had a strong spring, hitting .333 with an OBP of .415 and scored 11 runs in 19 games....

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    Preseason Prep- March 13, 2018

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... Sorting out the Rangers' bullpen probably will be a task going on until after the season starts. There are a lot of arms and not many set spots. Tim Lincecum has started throwing...

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    Preseason Prep- February 27, 2018

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues... Noah Syndergaard P- NYN- Syndergaard threw 22 pitches in his Grapefruit League debut. A full half of them (that's 11 if it's too early to do math) were 100 mph or faster. Not...