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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Ronald Acuna-Braves-OF Ronald Acuna made his much anticipated major league debut. Acuna was 1-5 with a run scored against the Reds. In Triple-A this year Acuna was hitting .232 with 1 HR, 9 R, 2 RBI, and 4 SB. This...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 26th, 2018

    Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox - Yoan Moncada has been on fire the last two weeks and continued so Wednesday hitting his 5th homer of the season. Since April 11th he owns a 171 wRC+, four homers, and four stolen...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 25, 2018

    Matt Davidson, DH, CWS Did you pick up Davidson after his 3-HR Opening Day performance? Let's hope not. Since then, he has gone 10-62 (.161) with 2 HR's and 29 K's (39.1% K%) in 17 games, including an 0-4, 4...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - April 24th, 2018

    Miguel Andujar (3B) NYY - I'm not sure the campfire icon does this kid justice.....he had an XBH for the 7th straight game on Monday, and he's 15-29 with 8 2B, 1 3B, and 3 HR over that stretch. He's...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 23, 2018

    Javier Baez (2B-CHC) enjoyed another fine day at the plate against the Rockies on Sunday, going 2-6 with a three-run homer. The homer was his 7th on the campaign, and he is hitting .292 (.363 OBP) with 23 RBI and...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 23, 2018

    Adrian Beltre- 3B- TEX- Idea- While Beltre hit better against southpaws in 2017 he still put up a solid .293/.356/.505 slash line against RH pitchers. So far this season he has reverse splits and a .295/.375/.393 slash line against RH...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 23, 2018

    Adrian Beltre- 3B- TEX- Idea- While Beltre hit better against southpaws in 2017 he still put up a solid .293/.356/.505 slash line against RH pitchers. So far this season he has reverse splits and a .295/.375/.393 slash line against RH...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 22, 2018

    Paul DeJong (SS-STL) DeJong belted his second home run in the last four games, finishing Saturday's game 2-4 with two RBIs. He is now top-5 in all of baseball in home runs with six. After hitting 38 long balls between...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, April 22nd

    IN THE FIELD Tyler Flowers could head out on his rehab assignment any day now after his oblique injury on opening day. The team isn't ruling out a return to the majors on the Braves upcoming road trip... Jose Bautista...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2018

    Marcus Stroman: Stroman has had a rough start to the season. Entering Saturday's game, the 26-year-old had posted a 7.98 ERA over 14.2 innings and struggled with walks, allowing 10 free passes over those innings. That being said, Stroman's strikeout...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 21, 2018

    Ben Lively(SP-PHI): Lively took a no-decision after allowing one run on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings vs. the Pirates. Lively has quietly posted a 21:6 K:BB ratio over 21.1 innings in 2018. A .385...

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    A Closer Look - April 21, 2018

    In what is quickly becoming a trend, it was yet another relatively quiet week on the closer front. The "big" spend in FAAB last weekend was undoubtedly Bud Norris, but with some uncertainty still surrounding his role as of Sunday,...

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    AL Daily Analysis - April 20, 2018

    Charlie Morton (SP-HOU) - The Seattle offense isn't exactly a juggernaut these days, but it was still another strong performance from Morton on Thursday. The right-hander allowed just three hits in seven shutout innings, including no walks and eight strikeouts....

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    NL Player Analysis - April 20th, 2018

    Jake Arrieta (SP - PHI) Arrieta continued to prove he is worth the $75 million the Phillies paid him as he earned his second win in the 7-0 victory over the Pirates Thursday. The former Cy Young winner went seven...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 19, 2018

    Patrick Corbin, SP, ARI Corbin's incredible rise just keeps getting better as he nearly through a no-hitter against the Giants on Tuesday night, lowering his ERA to 1.65 for the season. He has a sensational 37:5 K:BB in 27.1 IP...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 17, 2017

    Nick Pivetta-Phillies-SP Nick Pivetta went 5 IP and gave up 0 ER on 5 H, 0 BB, and 2 K's against the Braves. Pivetta has been excellent to start the year. He has a four-pitch mix that works well together....

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    AL Player Notes - April 19, 2018

    Shane Greene (DET) - Shane Greene blew his first save of the season for Detroit on Wednesday. He has converted all three of his other chances, so his owners shouldn't be overly concerned that he is in danger of losing...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 18, 2018

    Shohei Ohtani, SP, LAA Ohtani lasted just two innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday before departing with a blister on his throwing hand. After having his start pushed back two days because of weather, Ohtani struggled from the outset...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - April 17th, 2018

    Luis Castillo (SP) CIN - Castillo's final line Monday doesn't do him much justice, as the 4 runs allowed all came on his last pitch of the game and from the bullpen. Castillo generated 18 swinging strikes in his 107...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 17, 2018

    Didi Gregorius (SS-NYY) had a huge game on Monday against the Marlins, slugging a pair of home runs as part of a 2-4 effort in which he scored three runs, logged three RBI, and walked once. Gregorius is off to...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 2

    I guess it comes down to power. He's a 20-HR guy but who knows, I might be a 20-HR guy in MLB in 2018.

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    AL Player Notes - April 16, 2018

    Sean Manaea (OAK) - Sean Manaea turned in another quality outing on Sunday and finished with a line of 7IP, 2H, 1ER, 2BB and 4K. Manaea has actually seen his velocity drop about 1 MPH across all of his pitches,...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 16, 2018

    Noah Syndergaard: After posting a sub-3.00 ERA in each of the past two seasons with even lower FIPs and mostly sustainable peripheral statistics, Syndergaard entered the 2018 season as a lock to be an ace in any fantasy rotation as...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 15th, 2018

    Alex Cobb, Baltimore Orioles - Alex Cobb made his debut for the Orioles on Saturday and well.... It didn't go well. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) over 3.2 innings while allowing 10 hits. The Red Sox crushed the ball...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 15, 2018

    Zack Godley- P- ARI- Idea- Godley has made the case in the early part of 2018 that his breakout last year was no fluke. After posting a 3.37 ERA with a 3.42 FIP and 3.32 xFIP in 2017 he has...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 14, 2018

    Robinson Cano (2B-SEA) Somehow Cano's batting average rose again. After going 1-1 with three walks and two runs scored on Friday, Cano's slash is now .424/.578/.545. Throughout his Mariners' tenure, Cano's BABIP has been in a steady decline, from .335...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 13, 2018

    Preston Tucker (OF-ATL) Tucker went 2-4 with his third home run, a 3-run shot in the Braves 4-0 victory over Cubs. Tucker, thought of as a placeholder until Ronald Acuna got the call has more than held his own slashing...

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    A Closer Look - April 14, 2018

    Another week in the books and we still haven't seen our first performance-induced closer role change! I can't promise that we'll keep that streak alive this week (or any week, for that matter), but it's certainly nice to go at...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 13, 2018

    Hanley Ramirez was off to a fantastic start to the year, but it may have been cooled yesterday as he exited the game following a HBP to the wrist from Sonny Gray. It didn't appear to be intentional as Gray...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 12th, 2018

    Jose Martinez (1B - STL) The legend of Jose Martinez continued to grow Thursday as he went 4 for 5 with a home run and six RBI in the Cards rout of the Reds 13-4. Martinez is slashing .364/.442/.614 with...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 11, 2017

    Trea Turner-Nationals-SS Trea Turner was 2-5 with an RBI against the Braves. Turner has started slowly this year. He is hitting .217 with 1 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 5 SB. Turner has been hitting sixth in the Nationals lineup,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 12, 2018

    Lance McCullers, SP, HOU McCullers started Wednesday's outing with 3 shutout innings, but things unraveled in the 4th when he allowed 8 ER's on 3 BB's and 5 hits. He still finished with 6 K's in 3.2 IP, but also...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 11th, 2018

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    NL Player Analysis - April 11, 2018

    Cubs second baseman Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Tuesday's home opener vs. the Pirates. During his first at-bat in the second inning, Baez belted the first pitch he saw from Ivan Nova into the...

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    NL Daily Analysis - April 10, 2018

    Greg Holland (RP-STL) - Holland has been added to the Cardinals' active roster and he is expected to immediately take over as the team's closer. This obviously isn't good news for Jordan Hicks, Bud Norris, and the rest of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 10, 2018

    Josh Donaldson(3B-TOR): The slugger went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk against the Orioles. Likely due to an ailing shoulder that has been plaguing him in the early going, the Jays gave Donaldson a look at 1B last...