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    AL Player Analysis-June 23, 2017

    Chris Archer-Rays-SP Chris Archer went 6 IP and gave up 5 ER on 8 H, 2 BB, and 4 K's against the Orioles. Archer through 16 starts has a 3.97 ERA (3.33 xFIP). He has upped his strikeout rate to...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 16, 2017

    Dan Straily-Marlins-SP Dan Straily went 6.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 0 BB, and 8 K's against the Braves. Straily through 14 starts has a 3.58 ERA (4.59 xFIP). His skills have ticked up this year,...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 11, 2017

    Joey Votto-Reds-1B Joey Votto was 1-5 with a run and RBI against the Dodgers. Votto is enjoying another fine season. He is hitting .300 with 18 HR, 50 RBI, and 2 SB. The Reds lineup has been better than expected...

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    AL Player Analysis-June 9, 2017

    Corey Kluber-Indians-SP Corey Kluber went 6 IP and gave up 3 ER on 7 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the White Sox. Kluber through 8 starts has a 4.38 ERA (3.33 xFIP). This was Kluber's second start since...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 2, 2017

    John Lackey-Cubs-SP John Lackey went 7 IP and gave up 2 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Cardinals. Lackey through 11 starts has a 4.90 ERA (3.89 SIERA). His strikeout rate is 23% and he...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 26, 2017

    Michael Conforto-Mets-OF Michael Conforto was 0-4 with a run scored and a walk against the Pirates. Conforto is red hot as he has a .476 AVG with 3 HR and 6 RBI over his last seven games. On the season...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 24, 2017

    Jonathan Villar-Brewers-2B/SS Jonathan Villar was 1-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Blue Jays. Villar is hitting .222 with 5 HR/23 R/24 RBI/12 SB. The average is not where you would like it to be but he...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 21, 2017

    Billy Hamilton-Reds-OF Billy Hamilton was 0-5 with a run scored and two stolen bases against the Rockies. Hamilton is hitting .258 with 1 HR and 15 RBI, which is nothing spectacular. However, he has scored 31 R and stolen 23...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 19, 2017

    Jacob deGrom-Mets-SP Jacob deGrom went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 3 BB, and 99 K's against the Angels. He is sporting a 3.56 ERA (3.16 FIP) through nine starts. His peripheral stats are excellent with...

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    AL Player Analysis-May 10, 2017

    George Springer-Astros-OF George Springer was 1-4 with a double and a RBI against the Braves. Springer is hitting .256 with 7 HR and 18 RBI out of the leadoff spot for the Astros. He has lowered his strikeout rate to...

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    NL Player Analysis-May 5, 2017

    Kyle Hendricks-Cubs-SP Kyle Hendricks went 5.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 6 H, 2 BB, and 5 K's against the Yankees. Hendricks is sporting a 3.51 ERA (4.72 FIP), which is a far cry from his 2.13 ERA...

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    AL Player Analysis-April 26, 2017

    Jose Quintana-White Sox-SP Jose Quintana went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 5 H, 2 BB, and 10 K's against the Royals. Quintana has a 5.22 ERA (5.68 FIP) over his first five starts. His problem has been...

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    NL Player Analysis-April 22, 2017

    Tommy Joseph-Phillies-1B Tommy Joseph was 1-4 with a RBI against the Braves. Joseph has struggled to start the year coming off a breakout 2016 season in which he hit 21 HR in 107 games. He is hitting .212 with 1...

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    AL Player Analysis-April 19, 2017

    Francisco Liriano-Blue Jays-SP Francisco Liriano went 5.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 6 K's against the Red Sox. Liriano has one really bad start and two good starts to begin the year. Liriano...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 8th, 2017

    Mike Foltynewicz-Braves-SP Mike Foltynewicz went 3.2 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 3 BB, and 1 K's against the Pirates. Foltynewicz posted a 4.31 ERA over 123.1 IP a year ago with a 21% K rate....

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    Preseason Prep - March 30, 2017

    Blue Jays What can we expect out of Troy Tulowitzki this year? The question that has always plagued Troy Tulowitzki was his health. His production when on the field was never questioned. It was whether he was going to stay...

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    Preseason Prep-March 23, 2017

    Blue Jays Will Aaron Sanchez lead the AL in ERA again? Aaron Sanchez took a huge step forward last season as a starter. He posted a 3.00 ERA over 192 IP with a 1.17 WHIP and 54% GB. He saw...

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    Preseason Prep-March 16, 2017

    Blue Jays Will Jose Bautista bounce back in 2017 or is it the end of the road? Jose Bautista is coming off an injury-riddled 2016 season in which he hit .234 with 22 HR and 69 RBI. He is being...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 25, 2016

    Jose Fernandez-Marlins-SP Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. This is one of the saddest moments in baseball history in recent memory. Fernandez was an extremely talented and popular player in his time in Miami. What...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 23, 2016

    Freddie Freeman-Braves-1B Freddie Freeman was 1-3 with a run scored and two walks against the Marlins. Freeman raised his season line to .303/31/85 and he has even thrown in 6 SB. He also has been extremely hot as of late....

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    NL Player Analysis-September 18, 2016

    Ivan Nova-Pirates-SP Ivan Nova went 3 IP and gave up 3 ER on 9 H, 0 BB, and 2 K's against the Reds. Nova now has a 4.13 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 19% K. He has posted a 2.79 ERA...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 11, 2016

    Seth Lugo-Mets-SP Seth Lugo went 7 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's against the Braves. Lugo now has a 2.40 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 19.2% K. He has now made five starts...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 9, 2016

    Jonathan Villar-Brewers-SS Jonathan Villar was 1-4 with a run scored against the Cardinals. Villar is now slashing .298/.377/.464, which is an absolute ridiculous line from someone that was supposed to lose their job to a rookie during the season. Villar...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 4, 2016

    Seth Lugo-Mets-SP Seth Lugo went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 6 H, 0 BB, and 4 K's against the Nationals. Lugo now has a 2.38 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 20% K. He has now made four starts...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 28, 2016

    Jon Lester-Cubs-SP Jon Lester went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 0 BB, and 4 K's against the Dodgers. Lester now has a 2.70 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 25% K. He has put together another fine...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 26, 2016

    Andrew McCutchen-Pirates-OF Andrew McCutchen was 1-4 with a walk and a run scored against the Brewers. McCutchen's season line is still a major disappointment at .250 AVG with 18 HR, 55 RBI, and 6 SB. The good news is that...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 21, 2016

    Josh Bell-Pirates-OF Josh Bell was 1-3 with a RBI against the Marlins. Bell was excellent in his limited time at the big league level earlier this year. However, Bell struggled when sent back to Triple-A. He hit .211 with a...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 14, 2016

    Steven Matz-Mets-SP Steven Matz went 7.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 1 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Padres. Matz now has a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 23% K. Matz no-hit the Padres through 7.1...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 12, 2016

    Adam Wainwright-Cardinals-SP Adam Wainwright went 2 IP and gave up 7 ER on 6 H, 3 BB, and 2 K's against the Cubs. Wainwright now has a 4.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 18.7% K. He still has a SwStr that...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 7, 2016

    Kyle Hendricks-Cubs-SP Kyle Hendricks went 7.1 IP and gave up 1 ER on 3 H, 0 BB, and 4 K's against the Athletics. Hendricks is in the middle of a Cy Young type season for the Cubs. He has a...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 31, 2016

    Carlos Martinez-Cardinals-SP Carlos Martinez went 7 IP and gave up 4 ER on 7 H, 4 BB, and 4 K's against the Marlins. Martinez has been pitching well as of late and has a 2.99 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP....

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    NL Player Analysis-July 29, 2016

    Junior Guerra-Brewers-SP Junior Guerra went 8.2 IP and gave up 1 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's against the Pirates. Guerra now has a 2.70 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 21% K. Guerra has been fantastic and there...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 24, 2016

    Vincent Velasquez-Phillies-SP Vincent Velasquez went 6 IP and gave up 4 ER on 7 H, 4 BB, and 5 K's against the Pirates. Velasquez has a 3.34 ERA with an excellent 27.8% K. He has an average walk rate (8.5%)...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 17, 2016

    Christian Yelich-Marlins-OF Christian Yelich was 2-4 with a run scored and 3 RBI in the win against the Cardinals. Yelich has his season line up to .318 with 7 HR and 48 RBI to go along with 4 SB. Yelich...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 15, 2016

    Francisco Liriano-Pirates-SP Francisco Liriano went 6 IP and gave up 3 ER on 5 H, 4 BB, and 5 K's against the Nationals. Liriano finished the first half with a disappointing 5.15 ERA (5.01 SIERA). The strikeout rate is down...