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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 29th, 2019

    Paul Goldschmidt (1B - STL) - Goldschmidt hit a couple of homers earlier this week to get to 33 on the year, and he's hit a solid 261/344/529 in the second half. Still, you can't help but feel a bit...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2019

    Frankie Montas (SP-OAK) is one of my favorite value arms to target for 2020. He completed just 96 innings of work in 2019 thanks to an 80-game PED suspension, but he did some stellar work when on the field, recording...

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    NL Analysis - September 28, 2019

    Kevin Newman, SS, PIT Newman hit a pair of dingers and drove in five of the Pirates six runs on Friday against the Reds. The rookie shortstop has contributed across the board this season in his 522 plate appearances. He...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 28, 2019

    Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Angels. Bregman opened the scoring by leading off the second inning with his 41st of the year, 15 of which have come since August 1. He...

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    AL Analysis - September 27, 2019

    Danny Santana, OF, TEX Santana hit a Grand Slam for his 27th homer of the season on Thursday afternoon. It was his only hit in the game, but it was a big one. To say Santana is having a career...

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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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    NL Player Analysis- September 24, 2019

    Keston Hiura-Brewers-2B Keston Hiura was 0-3 with 1 RBI against the Reds. Hiura is now hitting .298 AVG with 18 HR, 48 R, 48 RBI, and 9 SB in 78 games. This paces out to a hitter with a .290+AVG...

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    AL Daily Analysis - September 25, 2019

    Jose Ramirez (3B-CLE) - Remember when we were worried about Ramirez? I remember, but now we can laugh. All Ramirez did Tuesday in returning from a hand injury was to hit a grand slam in the first inning and a...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 24th, 2019

    J.D. Davis (3B - NYM) - Davis continues to impress, picking up 3 more hits on Monday to bring his line up to 306/369/515 on the year. He's been phenomenal since the break, hitting .328 and slugging .559 with improved...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 24, 2019

    Blake Snell didn't factor into the decision Monday against the Red Sox after allowing one run on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. The Rays continued to carefully manage Snell's workload in his second...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 23, 2019

    Eloy Jimenez (OF-CHW) has really turned it on after a sluggish start to his big-league career. He went 2-4 with a 2-run jack against the Tigers on Sunday. The 22 year-old hit just .241 with 16 homers and 38 RBI...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 23 2019

    Yu Darvish (SP-CHC) Darvish tossed 8 and 1/3 innings, allowing 3 ER while striking out 12. He allowed 2 runs in the 9th to ultimately take the loss but was dominant up until that point inducing 23 swinging strikes. Darvish...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 22nd, 2019

    Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs - Javy Baez surprised everyone on Saturday with a pinch hit appearance against the Cardinals. He's dealing with a fracture in his thumb and was supposedly going to be limited to pinch running duties, but the...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 22, 2019

    Willy Adames- SS- TB- Idea- Given his .298/.366/.470 slash line against RH pitching, Adames is underpriced in games where he will face them. With Nathan Eovaldi struggling even after spending some time in the rotation, and posting a .281/.365/.413 slash...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 22, 2019

    Willy Adames- SS- TB- Idea- Given his .298/.366/.470 slash line against RH pitching, Adames is underpriced in games where he will face them. With Nathan Eovaldi struggling even after spending some time in the rotation, and posting a .281/.365/.413 slash...

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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 21, 2019

    Peter Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso blasted his 50th home run of the season Friday, becoming the 30th player in MLB history to hit 50 home runs in a season. Alonso has mashed in September hitting 8 home runs and an OPS...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 20, 2019

    At this point in the season, some roto players may be focusing on one specific category where the standings are close. Here are some players who could help in specific areas: Cavan Biggio, 2B, OF, TOR Biggio's overall numbers this...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 19, 2019

    Mike Soroka, SP, ATL Soroka won his 13th decision of the season yesterday, limiting the Phillies to just two runs and five hits in 5.0 innings of work. Soroka has been the best rookie starting pitcher this season by miles....

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    AL Player Analysis - September 19, 2019

    Giancarlo Stanton, OF (NYY) Stanton made his first appearance since suffering a PCL strain in June. He doubled in three at bats before heading to the bench as the Yankees will take it easy with their slugger. It's also important...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18th, 2019

    Luis Severino, New York Yankees - made his 2018 debut for the Yankees and he was outstanding with four shutout innings against the Angels. He struck out four batters and allowed just four baserunners, two via hits and two via...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18th, 2019

    Luis Severino, New York Yankees - made his 2018 debut for the Yankees and he was outstanding with four shutout innings against the Angels. He struck out four batters and allowed just four baserunners, two via hits and two via...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - September 17th, 2019

    Cavan Biggio (2B - TOR) - Biggio is 8-21 with 7 R, 7 BB, 2 SB, 1 2B, 1 3B, and 1 HR over the past 6 games. 221/356/399 through 375 PAs doesn't look like much, but there are a...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 17, 2019

    Anthony Rendon (3B-WAS) built upon his career year by going 2-4 with a solo shot against the Cardinals on Monday evening. The 29 year-old is now batting .333 with 34 homers, 119 RBI, and 113 runs scored in 595 plate...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 15, 2019

    Austin Meadows-Rays-OF Austin Meadows was 1-4 with an HR (31), 1 R, and 3 RBI against the Angels. Meadows is having a great fantasy season in which he is hitting .289 with 31 HR, 75 R, 87 RBI, and 11...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 16, 2019

    Rhys Hoskins, 1B (PHI) Hoskins smacked his 28th home run of the season, one of two hits for the big first baseman in Philadelphia's 6-3 loss to Boston. Unless he can forge together a power surge over these final two...

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    NL Analysis - September 16, 2019

    Mike Foltynewicz, SP, ATL Foltynewicz won his third straight decision with 6.0 innings of one-run ball in Washington. The 27-year-old has been pitching very well as of late; he boasts a miniscule 1.84 ERA over his last six starts (34.1...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2019

    Yordan Alvarez (OF-HOU) should be a hot commodity in 2020 fantasy drafts. Although he's just 22, he broke into the majors in a big way this season by batting .315 with 24 homers and 72 RBI in just 320 plate...

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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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    AL Player Analysis - September 14, 2019

    Bo Bichette (SS-TOR) Bichette led off and played DH, going 3 for 5 with a double and a walkoff home run, his 11th of the season. Its bee a slow month for the Rookie who has just a .616 OPS...

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    AL Analysis - September 12, 2019

    Jorge Soler, OF, KC Soler hit his 44th homer of the season on Thursday afternoon off of White Sox ace Lucas Giolito. He has now gone deep three times in the past two days and six times over the past...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 13, 2019

    Yu Darvish, SP, CHC Darvish struck out 14 in 6 shutout innings against the Padres on Thursday, allowing just 2 hits and 2 BB's in the contest. He has been one of the best pitchers in baseball in the 2nd...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 11, 2019

    Will Smith-Dodgers-C Will Smith was 0-3 against the Orioles. Smith is hitting .265 with 13 HR, 23 R, 34 RBI, and 1 SB through 44 games at the major league level. He has shown plus power throughout his minor league...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 11, 2019

    Christian Yelich, OF (MIL) A brutal blow to those of us who love the sport of baseball, Christian Yelich fractured his kneecap and will miss the rest of the season. The Brewers said more testing is needed to determine an...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 10th, 2019

    Nico Hoerner (SS - CHC) - Hoerner started his MLB career with two singles and a triple in his first 4 ABs, scoring twice and picking up 4 ribbies against the Padres. Despite the debut, the 22 year old shouldn't...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 10, 2019

    Alex Bregman (SS/3B-HOU) Bregman went 1-2 with a walk and his 35th home run of the season. Bregman only got 3 plate appearances in this on as the Astros had a huge lead early, so he was given the rest...