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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Ronald Acuna-Braves-OF Ronald Acuna made his much anticipated major league debut. Acuna was 1-5 with a run scored against the Reds. In Triple-A this year Acuna was hitting .232 with 1 HR, 9 R, 2 RBI, and 4 SB. This...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 17, 2017

    Nick Pivetta-Phillies-SP Nick Pivetta went 5 IP and gave up 0 ER on 5 H, 0 BB, and 2 K's against the Braves. Pivetta has been excellent to start the year. He has a four-pitch mix that works well together....

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    NL Week 3 Strategy-April 14, 2018

    In The Field OF Manuel Margot was placed on the 10-day DL with bruised ribs. The guy most likely to see an increase in playing time is OF Franchy Cordero. He has an interesting power/speed potential but he really needs...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 11, 2017

    Trea Turner-Nationals-SS Trea Turner was 2-5 with an RBI against the Braves. Turner has started slowly this year. He is hitting .217 with 1 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 5 SB. Turner has been hitting sixth in the Nationals lineup,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 4, 2018

    George Springer-Astros-OF George Springer was 0-4 with a strikeout in the Astros win against the Orioles. Springer has had a slow start out of the gate. He is hitting .214 with 1 HR, 4 R, and 5 RBI. His walk...

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    NL Week 1 Strategy-April 1, 2018

    In The Field C Tyler Flowers was placed on the 10-day DL with an oblique strain and is going to be out multiple weeks. Oblique injuries can be tricky and difficult to completely heal. His replacement C Kurt Suzuki left...

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    NL Player Analysis - March 29, 2017

    Noah Syndergaard-Mets-SP Noah Syndergaard went 6 IP and gave up 4 ER on 6 H, 0 BB, and 10 K's against the Cardinals. This was a mixed bag for Syndergaard given the 4 ER but the 10 K's were positive....

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    Preseason Prep-March 16, 2018

    Blue Jays What can we expect out of Aaron Sanchez this year? It's easy to forget that Aaron Sanchez was one of the top pitchers in the American League in 2016. He posted a 3.00 ERA over 192 IP with...

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    Preseason Prep-February 16, 2018

    Blue Jays What can we expect from Josh Donaldson this year? Josh Donaldson was limited to 113 games last year due to a nagging calf injury that sidelined him for a month during Spring Training and then most of April...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 22, 2017

    Domingo Santana-Brewers-OF Domingo Santana was 0-3 with a strikeout against the Cubs. On the year he is hitting .279 with 28 HR, 84 R, 80 RBI, and 14 SB. He is having a true breakout season for the Brewers and...

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    AL Player Analysis-September 15, 2017

    Luis Severino-Yankees-SP Luis Severino went 8 IP and gave up 2 ER on 3 H, 1 BB, and 7 K's against the Orioles. Severino through 29 starts has a 2.93 ERA (3.27 SIERA). The young right-hander has established himself as...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 8, 2017

    Luke Weaver-Cardinals-SP Luke Weaver went 5.2 IP and gave up 0 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 7 K's against the Pirates. Weaver through 6 starts has a 2.16 ERA (3.18 SIERA). It is a small sample size but...

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    AL Player Analysis-September 4, 2017

    Eric Hosmer-Royals-1B Eric Hosmer was 2-4 with a walk, run, and three runs batted in against the Tigers. On the year he is hitting .318 with 22 HR, 83 R, 80 RBI, and 6 SB. Hosmer has quietly been having...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 1, 2017

    Anthony Rizzo-Cubs-1B Anthony Rizzo was 2-3 with a run scored against the Braves. On the year Rizzo is hitting .282 with 31 HR, 86 R, 97 RBI, and 8 SB. He has an elite skill set given his ability to...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 25, 2017

    Jacob deGrom-Mets-SP Jacob deGrom went 7.2 IP and gave up 1 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 10 K's against the Nationals. DeGrom through 26 starts has a 3.39 ERA (3.50 SIERA). He is pitching to his skill level...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 18, 2017

    Gary Sanchez-Yankees-C Gary Sanchez was 1-5 with his 23rd HR against the Red Sox. On the year he is hitting .276 with 23 HR, 59 R, and 65 RBI. He has cemented himself as a top three catcher next year...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 15, 2017

    Anthony Rendon-Nationals-3B Anthony Rendon was 3-4 with a run scored against the Angels. On the year he is hitting .303 with 22 HR, 63 R, 76 RBI, and 5 SB. He should see an uptick in his counting stats with...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 11, 2017

    Jameson Taillon-Pirates-SP Jameson Taillon went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 1 BB, and 7 K's against the Blue Jays. Taillon through 17 starts has a 4.50 ERA (3.99 SIERA). He was excellent in the first...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 10, 2017

    Mikie Mahtook-Tigers-OF Mikie Mahtook was 2-4 with his 7th HR and 2 R against the Pirates. On the year Mahtook is hitting .295 with 7 HR, 30 R, 26 RBI, and 2 SB in 244 PA. He has quietly been...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 9, 2017

    Gio Gonzalez-Nationals-SP Gio Gonzalez went 7 IP and gave up 1 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 6 K's against the Marlins. Gonzalez through 23 starts has a 2.59 ERA (4.45 SIERA). He has been really good this year...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 4, 2017

    Justin Smoak-Blue Jays-1B Justin Smoak was 0-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Astros. He started off the year red hot and has not slowed down. On the year he is hitting .301 with 30 HR, 64...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 28, 2017

    J.T. Realmuto-Marlins-C J.T. Realmuto was 3-4 with his 12th HR and a walk against the Reds. He is hitting .313 with 12 HR, 46 R, 43 RBI, and 5 SB. Realmuto is a legitimate .290-.300 hitter given his ability to...

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    AL Player Analysis-July 21, 2017

    Yu Darvish-Rangers-SP Yu Darvish went 8 IP and gave up 3 ER on 5 H, 1 BB, and 12 K's against the Rays. Through 21 starts he has a 3.44 ERA (3.93 SIERA) with 26% K and 8% BB. His...

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    NL Player Analysis-July 14, 2017

    Andrew McCutchen-Pirates-OF Andrew McCutchen was 1-3 with 2 R and 2 BB against the Cardinals. McCutchen received the NL Player of the Month award for June after hitting .411. He has not cooled off in July hitting .394 with 3...

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    AL Player Analysis-July 7, 2017

    Francisco Lindor-Indians-SS Francisco Lindor was 3-5 with 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB against the Tigers. He is hitting .256 with 14 HR, 48 R, 43 RBI, and 4 SB. Lindor has not lived up to the expectations that were...

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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...