Tyler Maher

Tyler is a lifelong Red Sox fan who was in the right field bleachers for David Ortiz's epic grand slam in the 2013 ALCS. He graduated from Tufts University two years later with degrees in Economics and English and currently works in finance. He has been a fantasy writer and editor for MLB.com since 2016 while also contributing to RotoWire and BaseballProspectus. He's always looking to scratch his fantasy itch, so if you need someone to fill a league he'd appreciate it if you reached out. Follow him on @PlanetMaherz

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    NL Player Analysis - June 19, 2019

    Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose after a ball struck him in the face during a bunting drill Tuesday afternoon. CT scans were negative in terms of a concussion, so it's unclear if Scherzer's injury will cause him to miss...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 15, 2019

    Stephen Strasburg (7-3, 3.36 ERA) is slated to face the Diamondbacks at home on Saturday. Strasburg is coming off one of his better starts of the season after limiting the Padres to one run over seven innings at Petco Park...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 8, 2019

    Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks Friday against the Yankees. The switch-hitting slugger snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning with his 12th homer of the year and his second of June. Santana's gotten...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 4, 2019

    Lucas Giolito was named AL Pitcher of the Month for May on Monday. After struggling in his first full season last year (10-13, 6.13 ERA), Giolito got off to another rocky start with a 5.30 ERA in April. The 24-year-old...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 26, 2019

    Wil Myers went 2-for-2 with two homers, four RBIs, four runs and three walks Saturday against the Blue Jays. Myers helped pace San Diego's 19-4 thrashing of Toronto with his eighth and ninth homers of the season - equaling his...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 24, 2019

    Anthony Rizzo went 4-for-5 with a homer, three runs and three RBIs vs. the Phillies on Thursday. After jacking a monster three-run homer off the right-field scoreboard on Wednesday, Rizzo was at it again on Thursday with his first four-hit...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 22, 2019

    German Marquez cruised to his fifth win of the year with eight shutout innings against the Pirates on Tuesday, yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out seven. It was an encouraging return to form for the 24-year-old,...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 7, 2019

    Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBI against the Indians on Monday, pacing Chicago's 9-1 victory from the two-hole. He kicked off the scoring with a 2-run homer off Trevor Bauer in the first inning...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 30, 2019

    Shohei Ohtani, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery last fall, has been ruled out for the three-game series vs. the Blue Jays this week, but he could return for the club's Mexico Series against the Astros that begins on...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2019

    Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, two runs and a walk Wednesday against the Cubs. Bellinger has quickly erased any lingering memories of his sophomore slump from last year by being the hottest hitter in...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2019

    Tigers closer Shane Greene struck out two during a scoreless inning vs. the White Sox on Sunday en route to his MLB-leading 10th save of the season. Greene, who lowered his ERA to 1.50, has successfully converted all 10 of...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 9, 2019

    Rays lefty Blake Snell won after allowing one run on six hits (one homer) and no walks with 11 strikeouts in six innings Monday against the White Sox. Snell tallied double-digit strikeouts for the second consecutive start en route to...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 6, 2019

    Pirates righty Trevor Williams projects to be a strong fantasy play Saturday against the Reds at home. Dating back to July 11 of last year, he is 9-3 with a 1.20 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over his last 14...

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    Preseason Player Notes - March 27, 2019

    Prized Prospect Eloy Jimenez will begin the season in the major leagues and make his big league debut on opening day at Kansas City on Thursday. Eloy is considered to be the #2 prospect in baseball. Last season Eloy slugged...

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    Preseason Player Notes - March 21, 2019

    Phillies: Don't sleep on Nick Pivetta By traditional metrics, Nick Pivetta's first two seasons have been terrible, yielding a 15-24 record with a 5.33 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. But despite the mediocre results, Pivetta has been making strides on the...

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    Preseason Player Notes - March 13, 2019

    Is Aaron Nola for Real? After a good but under-the-radar 2017 in which Aaron Nola went 12-11 with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP with 184 strikeouts in 168 innings, few saw him as a Cy Young contender in...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 21, 2018

    Nationals ace Max Scherzer was stuck with the no-decision Thursday after allowing three runs on five hits (two homers) and two walks with 13 strikeouts in seven innings vs. the Mets. Scherzer was his usual dominant self save for a...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 20, 2018

    Rays outfielder Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 with two solo homers against the Rangers on Wednesday. Pham enjoyed his first multi-homer game of the season with solo homers in the third and eighth innings. He also added a single for his...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 19, 2018

    Pirates righty Jameson Taillon took a no-decision Tuesday despite allowing only four hits and one walk with 11 strikeouts over seven shutout innings vs. the Royals. Taillon turned in one of his finest outings of the year on Tuesday, notching...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 17, 2018

    Mets ace Jacob deGrom received another no-decision Sunday after allowing three runs on five hits (one homer) and one walk with 12 strikeouts over seven innings against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. deGrom was on top of his game...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 16, 2018

    Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Saturday against the Tigers. Lindor kicked off Cleveland's 15-0 rout with his 8th leadoff homer of the year in the bottom of the first, setting a new franchise record. The...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 10, 2018

    Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Blue Jays. Lindor got Cleveland on the board in the third inning with his 34th long ball of the year, setting a new career high after he...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 5, 2018

    Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with two solo homers Tuesday against the Pirates. Gennett accounted for nearly all of Cincinnati's offense in a 7-3 loss, putting the Reds on the board in the seventh and contributing their third...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2018

    Brewers lefty Wade Miley took a no-decision Thursday after allowing one run on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Miley finished August with a flourish, posting his longest start of the season while throwing...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 22, 2018

    Braves righty Kevin Gausman won after allowing four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over eight shutout innings against the Pirates on Tuesday. Gausman notched his third straight win and quality start with one of his best outings of...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 19, 2018

    Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman is expected to be placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday after leaving Friday's start early with a blister on his right middle finger. It was Stroman's third consecutive start in which he was forced...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 17, 2018

    Diamondbacks righty Clay Buchholz won after pitching a complete game against the Padres, allowing just one run on five hits (one homer) and no walks with six strikeouts. Buchholz turned in his first complete game since 2015 by mastering the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 8, 2018

    Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner took a no-decision after allowing five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over seven scoreless innings Tuesday vs. the Astros. Bumgarner delivered one of his best starts of the summer against a challenging opponent, but...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7, 2018

    Indians righty Trevor Bauer won after allowing three hits and three walks with 11 strikeouts over six shutout innings vs. the Twins on Monday. Bauer cruised to his 11th victory of the season as Cleveland stomped Minnesota, 10-0. The outing...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 5, 2018

    Mike Trout's recovery from a right wrist contusion is lingering longer than expected. He was out of the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Indians and he hasn't played since Wednesday, making it the third consecutive game the All-Star outfielder has...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 30, 2018

    Marlins righty Jose Urena won after allowing one hit and four walks with five strikeouts over six shutout innings Sunday vs. the Nationals. Urena bounced back from a pair of poor outings with six one-hit innings, yielding only a single...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 25, 2018

    Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs and four RBI vs. the Braves on Tuesday. Realmuto kicked off the scoring for Miami with a two-run shot off Julio Teheran in the bottom of the first,...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 22, 2018

    Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer vs. the Mets on Saturday. Judge finished a triple shy of the cycle and mashed his 26th homer of the year in the seventh inning. The long...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 10, 2018

    Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-9 with a double, a solo homer and three runs scored during Monday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Stanton has now notched multiple hits in his last three games after tallying a pair of hits in...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 8, 2018

    Twins righty Kyle Gibson (3-6, 3.59 ERA) won after allowing three runs on four hits (one homer) and four walks with nine strikeouts in seven innings vs. the Orioles on Saturday. Gibson took advantage of a cupcake matchup at home...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 29, 2018

    Diamondbacks righty Zack Greinke won after scattering seven hits over seven scoreless innings against the Marlins on Thursday. He did not walk anybody and struck out six. Arizona spotted Greinke a two-run cushion before he took the mound and he...