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    AL Player Analysis - September 21, 2018

    Christian Stewart (OF-DET) Stewart had a huge night Thursday going 2 for 4 with his first 2 career home runs and 6 RBIs. Entering play Thursday, it had been an underwhelming start to Stewarts big league career, as he was...

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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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    AL Player Analysis - September 19th, 2018

    Aaron Judge, New York Yankees - Judge returned to the lineup for the Yankees on Tuesday and hit second, going 0-for-4 at the plate with a strikeout. This is the first time that Judge has been in the lineup since...

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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 Daily Analysis - September 18, 2018

    Zack Wheeler (SP-NYM) - Wheeler allowed just three hits against the Phillies on Monday, but with three walks and a three-run triple from J.P. Crawford resulted in four runs. Wheeler has a 3.31 ERA and 179:55 K:BB in 182.1 innings...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18, 2018

    Jorge Polanco (MIN) - Jorge Polanco hit his 6th homerun of the year against the Tigers in the 9th inning on Monday. Polanco finished the day going 2-for-5 and is now slashing .289/.339/.431 with 6 HR, 33 RBI, 31 RBI...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 17, 2018

    Ryan Borucki- P- TOR- Idea- The Orioles are 26th in MLB in OPS against southpaws. A couple of their best performers this season against LH pitchers (Manny Machado and Danny Valencia) are no longer with the team. This gives Borucki...

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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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    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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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2018

    Trey Mancini(DH-Bal): TM went 2-for-4 with two solo homers vs. the White Sox. While Mancini struggled mightily during the early part of the season, he has picked it up as of late and is now within one homer of last...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 15th, 2018

    Jack Flaherty (SP - STL) Flaherty pitched well but earned his seventh loss of 2018 in the Cards 3-0 loss to the Dodgers Friday. The 22-year-old went six innings, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out eight...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14, 2018

    Dylan Bundy (SP-BAL) This was supposed to be Dylan Bundy's breakout season. After a solid 2nd half in 2017, the 25-year-old was poised to show off his upside. And early on he did. In fact, over his first five starts,...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 14, 2018

    Sandy Alcantara (SP-MIA) Alcantara was brilliant again Thursday, limiting the Mets to 2 ER on 2 hits over 7 IP, striking out 6. The only blemish he allowed was a home run to opposing pitcher Steven Matz. Alcantara has picked...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 13, 2018

    Carlos Correa, SS, HOU There's no two ways about it at this point; Correa has been downright awful since returning from the DL in early August. In 29 games since his return, Correa has hit just .163 with 3 XBH's...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 12th, 2018

    Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians - Gomes has provided some very cheap power at the catcher position this year and he belted his 14th homer of the season on Tuesday. He now has back to back seasons of 14+ homers and...

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    AL Daily Analysis - September 11, 2019

    will be the Houston 1B of the future?", that's exactly what has happened. A.J. Reed was supposed to be that guy, but while Reed hit .255/.344/.506 with 28 homers in Triple-A this season, he's also 25 with a career MLB...

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    NL Player Notes 9-11-18

    German Marquez (COL) - German Marquez turned in another quality outing in Coors Field on Monday as he moved to 12-9 while continuing to be a bright spot in this Rockies despite a difficult park environment. On the night, Maruqez...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 10th, 2018

    Joey Votto (1B) CIN - On the surface it does look like Votto, who has homered in two straight days now, is just having some poor fortune this year. The hard contact is nudging up near 40% like always, 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 Daily Player Analysis - September 9th, 2018

    Paul DeJong (SS) STL - DeJong hit a solo shot on Saturday, his 17th, in a 4-3 loss to Detroit. DeJong has improved his LD rate, FB rate, hard contact rate, BB rate, chase rate, and swinging strike% this season,...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 9, 2018

    Rowdy Tellez (1B-TOR) continued his stellar MLB debut on Saturday against the Indians by going 2-4 with a walk and a solo home run, which was his first dinger of his young career. The 23 year-old is now batting .571...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 8, 2018

    Billy McKinney- OF- TOR- Idea- Entering last night's game, McKinney had 3 homers in 45 ABs against RH pitching since joining Toronto. His slash line against RH pitchers as a Blue Jay was .356/.444/.644. ON the mound will be Adam...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2018

    Lewis Brinson (OF-MIA) Brinson had a huge night Friday going 3 for 4 with a 3-run homer. The home run off Chris Archer gave the Marlins the lead in the 6th inning, as Brinson continues to swing a hot bat...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 6th, 2018

    Francisco Mejia (C - SD) The rookie made the most of his first Major League start in the Padres'6-2 win over the Reds Thursday. Mejia finished the game 2 for 4, with both hits being home runs, and four RBI....

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    NL Player Analysis - September 5, 2018

    Mike Foltynewicz-Braves-SP Mike Foltynewicz went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 2 H, 2 BB, and 5 K's against the Red Sox. Foltynewicz has been fantastic all year with a 2.75 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP over 157...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 6, 2018

    Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX After a rough August, Beltre has heated up to start September, hitting 3 HR's in the first 5 games this month, giving him 10 dingers for the season. It's been a disappointing season for Beltre, whose...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 5th, 2018

    Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels - Ohtani was held out of the lineup on Monday but was back in it on Tuesday and he launched his 16th homer of the season. The homer was the first homer all season for...

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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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    AL Player Analysis- September 3, 2018

    Trevor Cahill- P- OAK- Idea- When he has pitched in the pitcher-friendly Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum this season he has looked like the second coming of Cy Young. With a .156/.215/.247 slash line and 0.85 ERA there has been a sharp...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 3, 2018

    Ronald Acuna (OF-ATL) continued to impress in his rookie season, going 3-4 with a double, a homer, and two runs scored against the Pirates on Sunday. The 20 year-old phenom now boasts a .296 average, 23 longballs, 50 RBI, and...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, September 2nd

    On The Mound Tyler Skaggs threw from 80 feet on August 24th, which was the first time he had thrown since initially going on the DL on August 12th. The Angels said on Friday that he's not a close to...

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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 - September 2, 2018

    Eduardo Rodriguez (SP-BOS) was good in his return from the DL against the White Sox on Saturday, tossing 5.2 innings in which he gave up one run on three hits and a walk while fanning a dozen. The 25 year-old...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2018

    Tyler Glasnow(P-TB): Glasnow won after allowing one run on two his (one homer) and one walk with six strikeouts over seven innings against Cleveland. The tall right-hander has allowed one run or less in four of six starts since arriving...