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    AL Player Analysis- July 21, 2019

    Ramon Laureano-Athletics-OF Ramon Laureano was 0-4 with 1 BB and 3 K against the Twins. Laureano came into the game hitting .583 with 3 HR, 11 R, 3 RBI, and 2 SB over the past week. He has been fantastic...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 22, 2019

    Charlie Blackmon (OF-COL) Blackmon went 4 for 5 Sunday including hitting a leadoff home run. It was his first home run since June 30th, and he was marred in a 9-52 (.173) slump over the first 3 weeks of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21st, 2019

    Anthony Santander, Baltimore Orioles - Anthony Santander went 4-for-5 at the plate on Saturday with his sixth homer of the season and he also tripled in the game. This gives Santander homers in back to back games for the Orioles...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 21, 2019

    Daniel Murphy- 1B- COL- Idea- Murphy owns a .313/.395/.478 slash line against southpaws. James Paxton has reverse splits in a limited sample size against LH hitters this season. His career slash line against them, though, also shows reverse splits with...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 20, 2019

    Mike Leake, SP, SEA Leake came within three outs of completing the first perfect game in the MLB since August 15, 2012 (Thrown by his teammate Felix Hernadez). LAA's Luis Rengifo served a base-hit to right field to break up...

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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 19, 2019

    Chris Sale (SP-BOS) Sale dominated Toronto Thursday afternoon tossing 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 12. He baffled batters all day throwing 14 first pitch strikes and inducing 20 swinging strikes. Sale's ERA (4.05) is not...

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    NL Player Notes 7-18-19

    David Dahl (COL) - David Dahl was forced to exit Wednesday's contest after fouling a ball off his foot. The good news is that x-rays were negatives for any fractures or broken bones, but there's a decent chance Dahl might...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 17, 2019

    Max Scherzer played catch from 75 feet prior to Tuesday night's game against the Orioles. It's an encouraging sign from Scherzer, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday (retroactive to Wednesday) with a mid-back sprain that had been...

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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 14, 2019

    Jason Heyward-Cubs-OF Jason Heyward was 1-4 with an HR (15), 1 R, and 2 RBI against the Pirates. Heyward is having a strong season after largely being a disappointment for the Cubs. He has a .275 AVG with 15 HR,...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 15, 2019

    Ryan Yarbrough (SP/RP-TB) Yarbrough took a combined perfect game with Opener Ryne Stanek into the bottom of the 9th inning before giving up a leadoff single. He ended up allowing a run to score but it was a masterful effort...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, July 14th

    In The Lineup The Rockies signed Yonder Alonso to a minor league contract and assigned him to AAA. Alonso was DFA'd by the White Sox after both failing to lure in Manny Machado this offseason and then hitting .178 over...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 14, 2019

    Peter Alonso, 1B (NYM) Time will tell if Alonso gets bitten by the Home Run Derby Curse. The rookie has elite skills, but he is 1-8 since winning the event on Monday. It's remarkable that Alonso is seven home runs...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 14, 2019

    Max Kepler went 2-for-5 with two solo homers Saturday against the Indians. Kepler continued his recent hot streak against Trevor Bauer by homering in his first two at-bats on Saturday, giving him five consecutive at-bats with a home run against...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - July 13th, 2019

    Christian Vazquez (C - BOS) - Vazquez doubled and homered against the Dodgers on Friday, giving him 15 homers for the season as he's taken control of the catching position in Boston. He has 5 homers in the past 8...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 13, 2019

    Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored Friday vs. the Pirates. Bryant kicked off the second half with his 18th big fly of the year, taking Chris Archer deep in the seventh inning....

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    NL Player Analysis- July 7, 2019

    Yasiel Puig-Reds-OF Yasiel Puig was 2-4 with two singles against the Indians. Puig has turned it on of late with a .474 AVG with 3 HR, 7 R, 6 RBI, and 2 SB in the last week. He had started...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 8, 2019

    Yuli Gurriel (1B/3B-HOU) Gurriel went 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored 4 RBIs and his 14th home run of the season Sunday to raise his season line to .277/.314/.482 on the season. Gurriel has been swinging a ridiculously...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 7, 2019

    Michael Pineda, SP (MIN) Pineda improved to 6-4 and lowered his xFIP to 4.47 with an excellent performance against Texas on Saturday. The Rangers' only damage off Pineda was a solo home run by Elvis Andrus in the 6th inning....

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - July 7th, 2019

    Noah Syndergaard (SP - NYM) - Thor moved to 6-4 with a 5 inning, 10 baserunner, 4 ER performance against the Phillies on Saturday, and with only 2 dominant performances in his last 10, it's clear to me that there's...

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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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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2019

    Luis Castillo-Reds-SP Luis Castillo went 7.2 IP and gave up 0 ER on 1 H, 1 BB, and 9 K's against the Brewers. Castillo has been phenomenal this year with a 2.29 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through his first 18...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2019

    Matthew Boyd, SP, DET Boyd allowed 4 ER's in 5.1 IP against the White Sox on Thursday, but he struck out 13 without a walk. Boyd has struggled in terms of run prevention over the last month or so, as...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2019

    Matthew Boyd, SP, DET Boyd allowed 4 ER's in 5.1 IP against the White Sox on Thursday, but he struck out 13 without a walk. Boyd has struggled in terms of run prevention over the last month or so, as...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2019

    Matthew Boyd, SP, DET Boyd allowed 4 ER's in 5.1 IP against the White Sox on Thursday, but he struck out 13 without a walk. Boyd has struggled in terms of run prevention over the last month or so, as...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2019

    Matthew Boyd, SP, DET Boyd allowed 4 ER's in 5.1 IP against the White Sox on Thursday, but he struck out 13 without a walk. Boyd has struggled in terms of run prevention over the last month or so, as...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 6, 2019

    Blake Snell (5-7, 4.87 ERA) will look to build off his most recent outing Saturday vs. the Yankees at home. The 2018 AL Cy Young winner is coming off a dominant 12-strikeout performance in what has been a turbulent season...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2019

    Nick Markakis- OF- ATL- Idea- Markakis has a .293/.378/.466 slash line against RH pitchers. Lefthanded hitters have a SLG of .503 against Zach Eflin and he has given up 10 homers in 42.2 IP against them. Markakis has hit all...

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    AL Player Notes - July 4th, 2019

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Dylan Cease (CWS) - The White Sox called up prospect Dylan Cease to start against the Tigers on Wednesday. After tallying two quick outs in the first inning, Cease made things interesting by walking three straight...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 3rd, 2019

    Dallas Kuechel, Atlanta Braves - Dallas Keuchel turned in his best start as a Brave on Tuesday allowing two runs over seven innings, but still took the loss as the Braves ran into an Aaron Nola operated buzzsaw. Keuchel allowed...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 30, 2019

    Shane Bieber-Indians-SP Shane Bieber went 8 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 0 BB, and 10 K's against the Orioles. Bieber has shown both glimpses of his elite upside with multiple double-digit strikeout games (4) and the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 2, 2019

    Freddy Galvis went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers Monday vs. the Royals. Galvis opened July on a high note with his first multi-homer game of the season, powering Toronto to an 11-4 win in the process. With 14...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 1, 2019

    Jason Heyward- OF- CHC- Idea- Heyward has a very solid .291/.388/.521 slash line against RH pitchers. Trevor Williams brings a .294/.336/.431 slash line against LH hitters into the matchup. That makes it heavily favor Heyward. Value Play- Draft Kings salary...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, June 30th

    IN THE LINEUP Byron Buxton took batting practice on Friday prior to the Twins game and was activated from the IL on Saturday. He felt well enough on Friday after hitting that the team activated him with no rehab assignment...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 30, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has a .294/.413/.471 slash line against RH pitching. Gabriel Ynoa owns a .286/.335/.513 career slash line against LH hitting. This makes Freeman the better bet for a solid performance. He is also eligible at...