Sam Chinitz

I am a lifelong baseball fan and six year fantasy veteran with an interest in sabermetrics and advanced analytics. My knowledge and passion for baseball has given me an edge and made me a consistent top tier manager in a competitive fantasy league. @sic32648

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    AL Player Analysis - June 18, 2019

    David Fletcher Fletcher went 0-4 with a walk against the Blue Jays on Monday. Fletcher has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels this season as the 25-year-old added a little power to his already strong pate discipline and contact...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 8, 2019

    Cesar Hernandez Hernandez went 1-3 and scored a run against the Reds on Friday. Hernandez's performance has fallen off of a cliff over the last two-plus weeks, but the 29-year-old still took a solid .789 OPS into Friday's game. Hernandez's...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 1, 2018

    Trevor Bauer Bauer allowed six runs (two earned) with eight strikeouts over seven innings against the White Sox on Friday. Bauer has struggled so far this season, and while his plate discipline and contact numbers are still strong (73% contact...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 25, 2018

    Marcell Ozuna Ozuna went 0-4 against the Braves on Friday. Ozuna enjoyed a strong start to the year but is slashing just .213/.284/.438 so far in May. Ozuna's hot streak was largely fueled by a high hard hit rate and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 21, 2019

    Tommy LaStella LaStella had another strong, multi-hit game for the Angels on Monday. LaStella has enjoyed a breakout season so far after receiving regular playing time with the Angels, and the 30-year-old has displayed some strong abilities that should allow...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 11, 2019

    Kris Bryant Bryant went 0-3 with a walk against the Brewers on Friday. Bryant's power is back in full force after a relative down year last season, but the 27-year-old's batting average sat at just .250 entering Friday's game. Bryant's...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 4, 2019

    Joey Gallo Gallo went 1-3 and walked twice against the Blue Jays on Friday. Gallo has been tearing the cover off the ball so far this season, and the 25-year-old has posted some ridiculous power numbers including a 63% hard...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 27, 2019

    Jesse Winker Winker went 2-4 with his seventh home run of the season against the Cardinals on Friday. With a .200 batting average and .720 OPS entering Friday's game, Winker is one of the best buy low candidates around. Much...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 23, 2019

    Yandy Diaz Diaz went 1-3 with his fourth home run of the season against the Royals on Monday. Diaz has always paired strong plate discipline and contact skills with impressive raw power, but the 27-year-old's ground ball heavy batted ball...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 12, 2019

    Anthony Rizzo Rizzo went 1-3 with a home run against the Angels on Friday. After a pair of top-five MVP finishes, Rizzo has seen his OPS decline in each of the past two seasons and had his ISO drop from...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 7, 2019

    Joey Votto Votto went 2-5 with his first home run of the season against the Pirates on Saturday. Votto posted a career worst slash line last season but still managed to slash .284/.417/.419 with more walks than strikeouts. Based on...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 1, 2019

    Michael Pineda - Pineda allowed a hit and a walk across a clean four innings against the Indians on Sunday. Is 2019 the year the Pineda finally pitches well again? Tommy John surgery and a knee injury have kept Pineda...

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    Preseason Prep - March 23, 2019

    Gerrit Cole Cole is a popular pick to win the AL Cy Young Award this season, and it's easy to see why. Not only did Cole see his velocity rise last year for the second consecutive season (to 97 MPH...

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    Preseason Prep - March 9th, 2019

    Houston Astros: Carlos Correa Correa is just one season removed from slashing .315/.391/.550 but is getting drafted outside of the top 40 picks on average coming into the 2019 season. 2018 was easily Correa's worst season since reaching the major...

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    Preseason Prep - February 10, 2019

    Astros: Roberto Osuna Osuna is currently the sixth reliever getting drafted based on ADP, but he could finish the year as the league's highest scoring relief pitcher. The 24-year-old has had his share of off-field problems, but posted a 1.99...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 30, 2018

    Dereck Rodriguez: Rodriguez turned in one of his worst starts of the season against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks over just three innings of work. Saturday's poor start represents just the second...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 24, 2018

    Yuli Gurriel: Gurriel kept his hot streak going on Sunday with a 2-5 day and his 13th home run of the season, and he's now slashed .400/.442/.625 over his past fourteen games and .476/.476/.905 over his last seven games. Gurriel...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 16, 2018

    John Gant: Gant got shelled by the Dodgers on Saturday and allowed six runs on ten baserunners over just 4.1 innings of work. Gant has been in the midst of a strong season overall and he's gotten better over every...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1, 2018

    Jon Gray: Gray pitched six innings and allowed two runs against the Padres on Saturday but only got one strikeout in the process. Gray has made headlines this season for his poor overall numbers but encouraging peripherals, and his ERA...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27, 2018

    Jason Kipnis: Kipnis had a tremendous day at the plate on Sunday and went 4-5 with a stolen base, an inside the park home run, three runs, four RBIs. Though his overall numbers don't quite show it, Kipnis has actually...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 19, 2018

    Paul DeJong: DeJong went 2-3 with a double, a stolen base, and three RBIs on Saturday against the Brewers. After slashing .285/.325/.532 and placing second in NL Rookie of the Year award voting last year, DeJong has struggled to produce...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 12, 2018

    Jon Lester: Lester lasted just 3.2 innings against the Nationals on Saturday and allowed 9 runs (eight earned) to go along with 5 strikeouts. Lester took a solid 3.44 ERA into Saturday's game but struggled in July to the tune...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1, 2018

    Tommy Pham: The Rays acquired Pham at a cheap price at the trade deadline on Tuesday, and fantasy owners should look to do the same as the 30-year-old appears poised for a monster finish to the year. After breaking out...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 22, 2018

    Madison Bumgarner: Bumgarner lasted only four innings on Saturday and allowed three runs along with six walks to five strikeouts. After missing most of the first half of the season with a broken hand, Bumgarner returned to his ace-like self...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 15, 2018

    Jake Bauers: Bauers went 2-5 with his fifth home run of the season and collected 4 RBIs against the Twins on Saturday. Bauers hasn't posted the flashiest slash line so far this season, but there's a lot to like out...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 7, 2018

    Russell Martin: Martin went 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts against the Yankees on Friday. Martin has been terrible in 2018 and had slashed an unsightly .178/.333/.297 prior to Friday. Martin's .216 BABIP suggests that he's almost certainly been unlucky...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 30, 2018

    Anthony Rizzo: Rizzo went 2-5 with a run and an RBI in Friday's game against the Twins. Rizzo has been mired in a slump since the start of the season and took an uncharacteristic .233/.334/.407 slash line into Fridays matchup....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 23, 2018

    James Shields: Shields allowed eight runs (two earned) over 4.2 innings while taking the loss against the A's on Friday. Shields hasn't been posted an ERA below 4.00 since 2015, and that streak will likely continue through 2018. The 36-year-old...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 9, 2018

    Trevor Bauer: Bauer was strong again on Friday as he allowed just one run over eight innings while striking out 12 Tigers batters. Bauer has been fantastic so far in 2018 and had posted a sparkling 2.77 ERA over his...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 26, 2018

    Luis Severino: Severino was solid on Friday as he allowed one run and eight baserunners (4 walks) with five strikeouts over six innings against the Angels. Severino had been fantastic entering Friday's start and had posted a 2.35 ERA that...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 13, 2018

    Matt Boyd: Boyd was again solid on Saturday as he allowed three runs over six innings and struck out six against the Mariners. Boyd has been off to a strong start to the 2018 season as he had posted a...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2018

    Matt Harvey: Harvey had an encouraging first start with the Reds as he pitched four innings without allowing a run and allowed just one hit while striking out two. Harvey fans have hoped that he can turn his once promising...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 8, 2018

    Jeff Samardzija: Samardzija was rocked on Monday and allowed five runs on eight baserunners over just four innings while taking the loss against the Phillies. Even without Monday's dud, Samardzija has had a rough start to the 2018 season. Entering...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 5, 2018

    Gio Gonzalez: Gonzalez is coming off of an impressive 2017 season and has maintained his strong play through the first month of 2018, posting a 2.67 ERA over his first six starts. Gonzalez continued his hot start on Friday and...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 28, 2018

    Reynaldo Lopez: Lopez entered the 2018 season as a former top prospect who had yet to capitalize on his full potential with a chance at getting bumped to the bullpen. Through his first four starts of the season, Lopez finally...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2018

    Marcus Stroman: Stroman has had a rough start to the season. Entering Saturday's game, the 26-year-old had posted a 7.98 ERA over 14.2 innings and struggled with walks, allowing 10 free passes over those innings. That being said, Stroman's strikeout...