Paul Sauberer - Page 10

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 Notes - July 28th, 2011

    Ervin Santana- LAA- Hot- Santana extended his string of quality starts to 6 with the 2nd best quality start possible, a no hitter. Only a perfect game would have been better. He did allow 1 unearned run, walked 1 and...

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    NL Player Notes - July 27th, 2011

    Ricky Nolasco- FLA- Caution- Nolasco wasn't as bad as he was in his last outing, but he didn't pitch a quality start yesterday. He came close, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 5.2 IP while striking...

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    NL Player Notes - July 23rd, 2011

    Hunter Pence- HOU- Cold- We may be seeing some regression to the mean in action. Even with a 3-for-22 in his last 6 games Pence still has a BABIP of .374. He has been extremely lucky so far this season...

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    AL Player Notes - July 22nd, 2011

    Jordan Walden- LAA- Caution- Although he has been saving games with regularity, Walden's strikeout numbers have been decreasing lately. After getting at least 1 K in 26 of his first 32 appearances this season, he only has strikeouts in 4...

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    NL Player Notes - July 19th, 2011

    Dontrelle Willis- CIN- Rise Value- In some senses yesterday's start was better than his 2011 debut. He only lasted 4.2 IP, but there was a rain delay in there that threw things off. He allowed 5 hits, but only walked...

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    AL Player Notes - June 30th, 2011

    Felix Hernandez- SEA- Caution- Hernandez gave up 10 hits and 3 walks leading to 5 runs in 7.2 IP while striking out 6. This was his second non-quality start in his last 5 and 3rd in his last 7 starts....

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    NL Player Notes - June 29th, 2011

    Doug Davis- CHN- Cold- Pitching the first game of a doubleheader, Davis needed to eat a lot of innings. He didn't. Davis ended up in there longer than he otherwise would have because of the twin bill and it ended...

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    AL Player Notes - June 23rd, 2011

    Zach Britton- BAL- Rise Value- Britton continues to improve. Over his last 3 starts he has given up 5 earned runs in 17.1 IP on 16 hits and 5 walks while striking out 15 batters. In his start last night...

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    AL Player Notes - June 16th, 2011

    Chris Perez- CLE- Hot- Perez picked up his 17th save yesterday as the Indians pulled into a percentage points lead in the AL Central. The most significant thing about the performance was that Perez has now gone 8 games (covering...

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    NL Player Notes - June 15th, 2011

    Chris Volstad- FLA- Cold- Volstad lost his 6th consecutive decision, getting battered by the Phillies. He allowed 8 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks while only striking out 2. Volstad has had problems keeping the ball in the park...

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    AL Player Notes - June 9th, 2011

    Danny Duffy- KC- Rookie- Duffy looked worse in his second start than he did in his first. Control is still an issue for the 22-year-old. He threw the same 54 strikes in the same 96 pitches as he did in...

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    AL Player Notes - June 2nd, 2011

    Felipe Paulino- KC- Hot- Paulino exceeded expectations in his first start for the Royals yesterday, throwing 5 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits, walking no one and striking out 4. The conversion from relief back to starting may require a...

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    AL Player Notes - June 1st, 2011

    Cliff Lee- PHI- Cold- Lee's record is below .500 again, at 4-5, after he had a poor performance in Washington. He allowed 6 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4 in 5.1 IP. Lee has continued...

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    AL Player Notes - May 30th, 2011

    Elvis Andrus- TEX- Hot- Andrus was supposed to have the day off yesterday but instead ended up smacking a walk off single to win the game for the Rangers in the 9th. He had gone 2 for 15 in his...

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    AL Player Notes - May 26th, 2011

    C J. Wilson- TEX- Hot- I have just about completed the crossover from skeptic to believer where Wilson is concerned. He had two starts where he walked a total of 9 batters in 12 IP, but has only walked 2...

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    AL Player Notes - May 19th, 2011

    Bartolo Colon- NYY- Hot- Colon had perhaps his best start yet of his comeback. He needed only 87 pitches to throw 8 shutout innings in which he gave up 3 hits and a walk while striking out 7. Colon keeps...

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    NL Player Notes - May 18th, 2011

    Brian McCann- ATL- Hot- On a day that he was supposed to be taking off, McCann doubled his homer output of the season, slugging two after entering the game in the 9th as a pinch hitter. The appearance also broke...

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    AL Player Notes - May 12th, 2011

    Scott Baker- MIN- Cold- After 4 consecutive quality starts, Baker had his worst outing of the season so far. He allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks while striking out 6 in 4.1 IP. Baker's control overall wasn't...

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    AL Player Notes - April 28th, 2011

    Jeremy Guthrie- BAL- Hot- Guthrie tossed 6 shutout innings against the Red Sox, but didn't factor in the decision, leaving his record at 1-3 while his ERA is a sparkling 2.53. Guthrie gave up 7 hits and 1 walk while...

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    AL Player Notes - April 21st, 2011

    Jeff Francoeur- KC- Hot- Francoeur raised his average to .333 by going 2-for-4 and hitting his 3rd homer of the season. His average is being boosted by a .345 BABIP so that may not hold. The power numbers have a...

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    NL Player Notes - April 20th, 2011

    Roy Halladay- PHI- Cold- Halladay got lit up for the first time in 2011, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 in 6.2 IP. He got hit hardest in the 7th inning and ended...

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    AL Player Notes - April 7th, 2011

    Francisco Liriano- MIN- Cold- Liriano’s Grapefruit League issues (20 H and 9 BB in 18.2 IP) have continued in the regular season. A good thing from yesterday’s effort was that his control was much improved. Liriano only walked 1 in...

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    NL Player Notes - April 7th, 2011

    Chipper Jones- ATL- Hot- Jones went 2-for-3 to raise his 2011 average to .333. That is also his BABIP, which explains a lot. He hasn’t stuck out in 25 plate appearances, but he has also only walked once. Jones is...

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    AL Player Notes - April 2nd, 2011

    Pedro Borbon- TEX- Caution- There is a threat of resurrection of an old joke, “What do Pedro Borbon and Michael Jackson have in common?” “Both wear a single glove for no apparent reason.” Borbon’s fielding woes continued yesterday as he...

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    Preseason Prep - March 19, 2011

    Injury news, positional battles, a retirement announced. Lots of things happening in spring training. You can follow me on Twitter @fantisticspaul (http://twitter.com/fantisticspaul - for the full link) for occasional (and hopefully increasingly frequent) baseball insights. Neftali Feliz- TEX- Feliz will...

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    Preseason Prep - March 18, 2011

    Another day, more happenings at major league Spring Training. You can follow me on Twitter @fantisticspaul (http://twitter.com/fantisticspaul - for the full link) for occasional (and hopefully increasingly frequent) baseball insights. Opening Day is right around the corner! Chris Davis- TEX-...

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    Preseason Prep - March 12th, 2011

    Here are some news, notes and glimpses of the future from spring training... I have finally joined the twitterverse. I'm sure I won't be as frequent with my tweets as our resident Twitter king, Drerw Dinkmeyer, if you would like...

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    2011 Preseason Prep - February 19th

    Punxatawney Phil said we'd have an early Spring. I don't know whether that's holding true for you but at least we have some baseball to talk about. We'll start off with some insights dealing with the Orioles, defending AL Champion...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 29th, 2010

    Alex Gordon- KC- Cold- There was more frustration with a silver lining for Gordon last night as he went 0-for-1 but walked twice. This month Gordon is hitting just .187, but a BABIP of .235 can explain a lot of...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 29th, 2010

    Roy Oswalt- PHI- Hot- With a 7-1 record and 1.65 ERA for the Phillies, Oswalt was successful trade acquisition, to say the least. Don’t expect him to continue that kind of production in 2011, as he had a BABIP of...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 26th, 2010

    Derrek Lee- ATL- Stats- Lee has improved his average significantly since coming over from the Cubs, hitting .283 for Atlanta after posting a .251 mark in Chicago. Although Lee’s Batting EYE has gone up from .51 to .62 the most...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 23rd, 2010

    Kevin Millwood- BAL- Cold- Millwood has given up twice as many homers (20) in Camden Yards as he has on the road this year. His ERA at home (5.08) is almost half a run lower than his road mark (.252)...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 16th, 2010

    Trevor Cahill- OAK- Cold- We may be starting to see some regression to the mean kick in here. In 2 of his last 4 starts, Cahill has gotten bombed and his BABIP has risen up a bit to .224. Also,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 15th, 2010

    Dan Hudson- ARI- Rookie- Hudson threw another gem for the Diamondbacks, throwing 8 shutout innings in which he allowed 4 hits and a walk while striking out 8. What’s the big difference since Hudson came over from the AL at...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 9th, 2010

    Brad Bergesen- BAL- Hot- Bergesen has been making positive steps in realizing his potential. Since July 31st he has posted quality starts in 5 of his 8 outings. That may not seem that great, but it is an improvement over...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 2nd, 2010

    Cliff Lee- TEX- Caution- Lee’s heavy usage the past two seasons may be catching up with him. The Rangers have treated Lee far better than did the Indians, Phillies and Mariners. With 20 starts if 110+ pitches last year and...