Paul Sauberer - Page 16

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 Spotlight - June 26, 2007

    Justin Germano- SD- Hot- Germano had another strong start, although he ended up with no decision. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk while striking out 4 in 6 IP. Only once in 9 starts has...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 19, 2007

    Brad Penny- LAD- Hot- In 14 starts this season, Penny has only twice failed to throw the quality variety. There is a good chance that he will make it 13 of 15 tonight in Toronto. After that things are going...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 16, 2007

    Aubrey Huff- BAL- Hot- Huff went 3-for-4 to extend his current hitting streak to 10 games. It has not been one of those empty streaks, with a lot of 1-for-4 or 1-for-5 games, as he has 6 multi-hit games in...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 14, 2007

    Orlando Cabrera- LAA- Hot- Here it is Flag Day and Cabrera has a higher batting average than teammate Vlad Guerrero. Who'd a thunk it? In the past 4 games he is an astounding 9-for-19, which increased his average to .339....

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 12, 2007

    Randy Wolf- LAD- Cold- Although Wolf got a quality start yesterday, it was by the most minimal of standards (3 runs allowed in 6 IP, on 9 hits, no walks, and 3 strikeouts). Over his last 3 starts, Wolf has...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 7, 2007

    Torii Hunter- MIN- Cold- The road has not been a friendly place for Hunter lately. During the just-completed 6-game road trip he went 3-for-20 with 2 runs and 2 RBI (the product of 2 solo homers). This brought Hunter's home/road...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 5, 2007

    Randy Johnson- ARI- FYI- The Big Unit is set to take the mound tonight against the Giants. Despite his recent dominating performances, there are reasons for concern. First, of course, are the physical issues. Johnson's back was starting to stiffen...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 31, 2007

    Gary Matthews- LAA- Hot- Matthews is continuing to show that, so far, the Angels were not out of their minds for signing him after what was thought to be a career year in Texas. With 206 at bats so far...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 29, 2007

    Jason Schmidt- LAN- FYI- There are a couple of odd things going on with Schmidt's rehab start tomorrow. First, he is heading to Class A without facing live hitters since being put on the DL. That is very rare. Second,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 26, 2007

    Erik Bedard- BAL- Caution- Jim Palmer and Gary Thorne, the Orioles' announcers, were discussing whether Bedard should have been left in as long as he was. This was during the 7th inning, as he was giving up 2 of the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 24, 2007

    Bartolo Colon- LAA- Cold- For only the second time this season Colon failed to record a quality start. He lost his first game of 2007 by giving up 6 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 22, 2007

    Carlos Quentin- ARI- Hot- Quentin's luck may be turning around. Heading into the weekend his BHIP was an extremely low .161. It is likely to have gone up when the next update appears on his Fantistical Player Charts. Since Friday,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 15, 2007

    Brett Tomko- LAN- Cold- When Tomko pitched a quality start against the Marlins in his previous appearance before last night, it was the first time this season that his ERA was lower after he pitched than when he took the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 12, 2007

    Julian Tavarez- BOS- Cold- The conversion back to starter is not going well for Tavarez. Baltimore hammered him for 5 runs on 10 hits last night as his record fell to 1-4. The problem for Tavarez has not been strictly...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 10, 2007

    Sammy Sosa- TEX- Caution- Sosa's name surfaced in connection with George Mitchell's steroids investigation, as did teammate Jerry Hairston's. There seems to be a focus on Baltimore Orioles past and present (thin Rafael Palmeiro) and Sosa is one of the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 8, 2007

    Brad Penny- LAN- Hot- Penny absolutely dominated the Marlins, striking out 14 Fish while holding them scoreless through 7 innings on 5 hits and no walks. This ran his record to 4-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.39. Penny has...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 3, 2007

    Kevin Millwood- TEX- Inj- Millwood is penciled in for the first game of today's doubleheader, but may not be able to go. Word came late last night that he tweaked his hamstring and will be evaluated before the game to...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 1, 2007

    Mike Gonzalez- ATL- Rise Value- With Bob Wickman out, Gonzalez is one of two Braves who will be sharing the save opportunities. The other is Rafael Soriano. There was no save opportunity last night, as Atlanta won with a walkoff...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 28, 2007

    Steve Trachsel- BAL- Caution- The 2 runs and 5 this allowed in 5-2/3 innings yesterday was not too bad, but some other numbers in Trachsel's loss to the Indians are worrisome. His workload was stretched a bit farther than you'd...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 26, 2007

    Bartolo Colon- LAA- Inj Update- The Angels pushed back the decision on whether Colon will start until literally the last minute. They will wait and see how he does in his pre-game warm-ups before deciding whether he will pitch. Colon's...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 24, 2007

    Luis Gonzalez- LAN- Hot- Gonzalez is riding a 5-game hitting streak in which he has gone 6-for-15 to bring his batting average back up to .317. So far this season he has recorded an astounding Batting EYE of 1.80. Of...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 19, 2007

    Trot Nixon- CLE- FYI- The Indians are using Nixon very sparingly, trying not to expose him as much and hoping to keep the injury bug away. Part of the handling of Nixon will be to avoid playing him in the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 17, 2007

    Brad Penny- LAN- Hot- Penny ran his record to 3-0 and dropped his ERA to 0.89 by holding the Diamondbacks to 1 run on 5 hits and 3 walks in 7 innings of work. Penny's WHIP of 1.23, while solid,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 12, 2007

    Mark Buehrle- CHA- Idea- If any of you are A's fans, maybe you want to give Bob Geren a gift subscription to Fantistics. We noted after his last start that Buehrle has problems when hitters jump on his first pitches....

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 10, 2007

    Ian Snell- PIT- Hot- Snell owns a WHIP of 0.92, an ERA of 2.08 and has struck out 14 in 13 IP in 2 starts this season. So, what's his record? 0-1. It just goes to show you can't have...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 7, 2007

    Justin Verlander- DET- Hot- Verlander is doing his best to quiet concerns from a shaky start to spring training. In his last exhibition outing, he tossed five scoreless innings. In his first start since the games started to count, he...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 5, 2007

    Francisco Rodriguez- LAA- Inj- K-Rod's uncharacteristically shaky performance (1 run on 2 hits and a walk in the 9th inning) was attributed to sinus trouble resulting from the change of climate from dry Arizona to more humid southern California. "I'm...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 3, 2007

    Alberto Callaspo-ARI- Idea- All of the cool kids have a "super utility"player nowadays and Callaspo is slated to be the Diamondbacks version of Chone Figgins (that would be the "play a lot of positions"Figgins and not the "fractured two fingers"Figgins)....

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    Player Projections Blog- March 26

    Internet problems forced me to post this late, but hopefully some of you still see it. Even if Freddy Sanchez starts the season on the DL, he will only miss the first week. It seems as if the debate within...

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    Player Projections Blog - March 14th

    Sammy Sosa continues his march to nail down a spot on the Texas roster. After going 2-for-3 in yesterday's game, Sosa is hitting .464 with 2 homers, 2 doubles, a triple and 6 RBI. At this point it looks like...

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    Fantistics Baseball Player Projections Blog - 3/12/07

    With all the controversy swirling around Gary Matthews, Jr. it seems like the Rangers may have really done the right thing in letting him walk. Looking through some old reference material (I knew there was a reason I saved those...

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    Player Projections Blog - March 7th

    One of the benefits of living in south Florida is the availability of spring training games. Yesterday morning I saw in the paper that the Marlins were going to put 200 tickets on sale for that day's game against the...

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    Player Projections Blog- March 5th

    Sure, plenty of attention has been focused on Alfonso Soriano since he signed with the Cubs. It's possible, though, that he may actually be underhyped. After a 2006 season in which he hit .277 with 46 homers and 41...