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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    AL Player Analysis- July 28, 2017

    Jackie Bradley, Jr.- OF- BOS- Idea- Bradley is poised to take advantage of his reverse splits matching up with reverse splits of Jason Vargas. Bradley has a .343/.410/.557 slash line against southpaw hurlers while Vargas has a .290/.333/.451 slash line...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 26, 2017

    Luke Voit- 1B- STL- Idea- The rookie Voit has started his major league career with a severe reverse split, batting just .111 against southpaws but posting a slash line of .317/.417/.585 against RH pitching. Jeff Hoffman owns a slash line...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 18, 2017

    Whit Merrifield- 2B- KC- Idea- Merrifield has an opportunity to continue a hot stretch as Matt Boyd takes a .336/.402/.511 slash line against RH hitters into the game against the Royals. Merrifield's slash line against LH pitching is .292/.342/.444 so...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 28, 2017

    Cory Spangenberg- 3B- SD- Idea- Bartolo Colon has gone more than 5 IP only once in his last 8 starts. The Padres as a team are probably salivating for tonight's contest. Spangenberg brings a .290/.336/.405 slash line against RH pitching...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 28, 2017

    Cory Spangenberg- 3B- SD- Idea- Bartolo Colon has gone more than 5 IP only once in his last 8 starts. The Padres as a team are probably salivating for tonight's contest. Spangenberg brings a .290/.336/.405 slash line against RH pitching...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 14, 2017

    Hunter Renfroe- OF- SD- Idea- Renfroe is slashing .328/.426/.621 against LH pitching and has hit 4 HRs in 58 ABs against them. Amir Garrett hasn't let RH hitters get many hits but he does put them on base. His slash...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 14, 2017

    Hunter Renfroe- OF- SD- Idea- Renfroe is slashing .328/.426/.621 against LH pitching and has hit 4 HRs in 58 ABs against them. Amir Garrett hasn't let RH hitters get many hits but he does put them on base. His slash...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 11, 2017

    Max Kepler- OF- MIN- Idea- LH hitters are slashing .291/.391/.421 against Matt Cain. Kepler's slash line against RH pitching is .295/.369/.506. Combine those two and Kepler has a distinct advantage against the veteran. Value play- Draft Kings salary $4000 Delino...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 11, 2017

    Max Kepler- OF- MIN- Idea- LH hitters are slashing .291/.391/.421 against Matt Cain. Kepler's slash line against RH pitching is .295/.369/.506. Combine those two and Kepler has a distinct advantage against the veteran. Value play- Draft Kings salary $4000 Delino...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 2, 2017

    Salvador Perez- C- KC- Idea- With 9 HRs in 129 ABs and a slash line of .295/.326/.558 against RH pitching, Perez is poised to take advantage of the .310/.328/.513 slash line of Josh Tomlin has against RH hitting. Tomlin has...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 26, 2017

    Jed Lowrie- 2B- OAK- Idea- The switch-hitting Lowrie has put a hurting on RH pitching this season, with a .315/.384/.554 slash line against them. All 6 of his homers this season have been against RH pitchers. Masahiro Tanaka has had...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 19, 2017

    Adam Duvall- OF- CIN- Idea- Tyler Anderson has been a poor performer against RH hitting this season, with a .299/.363/.589 slash line and 7 homers allowed against them in 30.2 IP this season. It's not a matter of Coors inflation,...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 15, 2017

    Eric Thames- 1B- MIL- Idea- Thames still isn't at the top of 1B salaries, despite his 13 homers and .315 average. He took a .290/.416/.624 slash line against RH pitching into yesterday's game. The Brewers are facing Luis Perdomo and...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 5, 2017

    Tucker Barnhart- C- CIN- Idea- Barnhart has been improving on the solid performance he had against RH pitching in 2016, when he had a .271/.344/.400 slash line. His slash line against them in 2017 is .296/.356/.370. With Matt Cain being...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 30, 2017

    Yunel Escobar- 3B- LAA- Idea- Entering last night, Escobar had pounded southpaws to the tune of a .364/.391/.409 slash line so far this season. This comes after posting .314/.382/.463 numbers last season. With Martin Perez having a .285/.353/.432 slash line...

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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...