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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    NL Player Analysis - September 26, 2016

    Joey Votto Votto went 0-3 with a pair of strikeouts against the Brewers on Wednesday. Votto has had a relatively forgettable 2019 campaign, and the 35-year-old is set to post his first major league season with an OPS below .800....

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    AL Player Analysis - September 21, 2019

    Hunter Dozier Dozier went 1-4 against the Twins on Friday. A popular sleeper pick entering the season, Dozier has paid off for fantasy owners and took an .884 OPS into Friday's game. Dozier pairs solid contact skills (90.6% z-contact rate,...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 14, 2018

    Eric Thames Thames went 0-3 with a pair of strikeouts against the Cardinals on Friday. Thames has struggled lately (.536 OPS in the last week) and tends to sit against lefties, but fantasy owners should be buying into him as...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 7, 2019

    Zach Eflin Eflin allowed two runs over five innings with six strikeouts and no walks against the Mets on Friday. Eflin has bounced in and out of the Phillies' rotation this year, and the 25-year-old took a middling 4.33 ERA...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 3, 2019

    Gavin Lux Lux made his major league debut on Monday with a 2-5, three-run performance, and the top prospect is generally expected to enjoy a strong month with the Dodgers. Although the Max Muncy injury probably didn't hurt Lux's chances...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 29, 2019

    Nick Castellanos Castellanos went 1-4 with a home run against the Mets on Wednesday. Castellanos has had a solid season so far but has been particularly hot since joining the Cubs at the trade deadline and owns a 1.114 OPS...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 24, 2019

    Matthew Boyd Boyd had his start pushed back to Sunday after the Tigers shuffled their rotation. Boyd owns a middling 4.24 ERA on the year, but his stellar 31.4% and 5.8% strikeout and walk rates, respectively, have kept him fantasy...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 17, 2019

    Kris Bryant Bryant went 1-4 and struck out against the Pirates on Friday. Bryant has played well this year and took a .921 OPS into Friday's game. Daily players may want to avoid Bryant in the near future though, as...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 10, 2019

    Fernando Tatis Jr. Tatis Jr. went 1-3 with two walks, two RBI, and a strikeout against the Rockies on Friday. Tatis Jr. has been as good as anyone could've hoped so far this year, and the rooke took an impressive...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 6, 2019

    Will Smith Smith went 1-4 and walked against the Cardinals on Monday. Smith has mashed for the Dodgers when given a chance to play this year, and the 24-year-old took an impressive 1.198 OPS into Monday's game. As a hitter,...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 27, 2019

    Chad Pinder Pinder has been underwhelming for the A's this season, but the 27-year-old has made some encouraging adjustments this season and bears a look from fantasy owners. Pinder has cut his o-swing rate to 33% (which could still use...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 20, 2019

    Justin Turner Turner went 0-3 with a strikeout against the Marlins on Friday. Turner's performance caught up with his underlying numbers over the first half of the year after a slow start, and the 34-year-old should be expected to play...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 16, 2019

    Yoan Moncada Moncada went 1-4 and struck out twice against the Royals on Monday. Moncada's first half was what fantasy owners have been hoping for ever since the 24-year-old broke into the major leagues in 2016 as Moncada took an...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 6, 2019

    Austin Voth Voth allowed four runs over 4.1 innings against the Royals on Friday. Voth was once a top prospect for the Nationals before struggling in 2017 and 2018, but the 27-year-old has been solid so far this season. While...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 29, 2019

    Miguel Sanó Sanó homered twice in three at-bats against the White Sox on Friday. If there's one number that captures Sanó's performance this season it's his .306 ISO; the 26-year-old rarely makes contact, but when he does, the ball flies....

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    NL Player Analysis - June 22, 2019

    Edwin Diaz Diaz struck out two over a clean ninth inning to get his 16th save of the season against the Cubs on Friday. Although the Mets haven't won a whole lot of games, they have provided the sixth most...

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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...