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    NL Player Analysis - July 16th, 2018

    Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves - Teheran picked up his seven win of the season Sunday with 6.1 innings of shutout baseball against the Diamondbacks. He allowed six hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Teheran has been consistently inconsistent this...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 16, 2018

    Max Kepler(OF-MIN): Kepler went 0-for-2 with one run and three walks vs. the Rays. We were able to get Stephen Piscotty going with our write-ups, so maybe we can do the same with Max Kepler. So here it goes. He...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 15, 2018

    Zack Greinke (SP-ARI) After allowing four or more runs in five of his first six road starts this season, Greinke tossed his fourth straight quality start away from Arizona on Saturday. In his most effective outing of 2018, the 34...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 15, 2018

    Jake Bauers: Bauers went 2-5 with his fifth home run of the season and collected 4 RBIs against the Twins on Saturday. Bauers hasn't posted the flashiest slash line so far this season, but there's a lot to like out...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 14, 2018

    Junior Guerra (SP-MIL) Guerra's peripherally stellar season rolled off the tracks on Friday in Pittsburgh. In his shortest and worst outing of the season, the 33 year old lasted only 4 innings while allowing 6 runs on 9 hits and...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 14, 2018

    Mookie Betts (OF-BOS) Betts went 3 for 4 with 2 triples, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a walk. He stuffed the boxscore again and is truly having one of the most remarkable first halves in recent memory as he improved...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 13th, 2018

    Tony Kemp (OF - HOU) Kemp chipped in a two-run homer despite the Astros falling to the A's 6-4 Thursday. Overall the speedy outfielder had just the one hit, but also recorded a steal, and two runs along with the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 11, 2018

    Jose Abreu-White Sox-1B Jose Abreu was 0-4 with an RBI against the Cardinals. Abreu is having a disappointing 2018 season. He is hitting .253 with 12 HR, 42 R, 51 RBI, and 1 SB. Abreu has been a model of...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 12, 2018

    Ozzie Albies, 2B, ATL Albies smashed a pair of HR's against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, giving him 20 homers for the season along with an NL-leading 73 runs scored. After a cold stretch through late May and early June,...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 12, 2018

    Ozzie Albies, 2B, ATL Albies smashed a pair of HR's against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, giving him 20 homers for the season along with an NL-leading 73 runs scored. After a cold stretch through late May and early June,...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 12, 2018

    Ozzie Albies, 2B, ATL Albies smashed a pair of HR's against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, giving him 20 homers for the season along with an NL-leading 73 runs scored. After a cold stretch through late May and early June,...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 11th, 2018

    trong>Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees - lasted 4.1 innings in his return from the DL and allowed three earned runs while striking out five batters. He continued his extremely homer prone season allowing a homer in this outing and his...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 11, 2018

    Travis Shaw (3B- MIL) Shaw had a home run and a steal in Milwaukee's 8-4 win at Miami. The long ball was Shaw's 16th of the year but only his second since June 5. In fact he came into the...

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    NL Player Notes July 10, 2018

    Anthony Rizzo (CHC) - Anthony Rizzo's bat showed promise near the end of June, but it has once again gone ice cold in July. While he hasn't said anything and the team remains quiet, one has to question whether his...

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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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    Prospect Central 18 - Wk 15

    Tuck Yeah!

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - July 9th, 2018

    Nathan Eovaldi (SP) TB - For the second time in three starts, Eovaldi picked up a win while allowing only 1 hit with 9 K's. He looked absolutely dominant Sunday against the Mets, generating a swinging strike rate of over...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, July 8th

    IN THE FIELD Ronald Acuña returned to the Braves this week following his ACL sprain in June but was removed from Atlanta's game Friday with groin tightness. He's currently listed as day-to-day and Charlie Culberson started for him in left...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, July 8th

    IN THE FIELD Ronald Acuña returned to the Braves this week following his ACL sprain in June but was removed from Atlanta's game Friday with groin tightness. He's currently listed as day-to-day and Charlie Culberson started for him in left...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 8, 2018

    Ben Zobrist- 2B- CHC- Idea- Zobrist owns a .302/.409/.462 slash line against RH pitchers. This bodes well in his matchup against Luis Castillo and his .280/.351/.525 slash line against LH hitters. Zobrist's availability for the OF is a plus. Value...

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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 - July 7, 2018

    Jesus Aguilar(1B-MIL): Aguilar went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and a double vs. the Braves. At 28-years-old, Aguilar has arrived as an elite fantasy player. His elite 45 percent hard hit rate to go along with his fly ball and...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 6th, 2018

    Wil Myers (SD - OF) Myers recorded two hits in the Padres' 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks Thursday. The Padres' slugger also recorded two RBI and scored once in the victory. In 92 plate appearances this season, Myers is slashing...

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    NL Weekly Strategy-July 4, 2018

    Carlos Santana-Phillies-1B Carlos Santana was 0-1 with 1 R and 2 BB against the Orioles. Santana is hitting .223 with 14 HR, 49 R, 48 RBI, and 1 SB. Besides the batting average Santana numbers in line with what he...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 5, 2018

    Sean Manaea, SP, OAK Manaea allowed 2 ER's on 4 hits in 7 IP against the Padres on Wednesday, lowering his ERA to 3.33 for the season, despite recording just 1 strikeout in the contest. He somehow keeps getting it...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 4th, 2018

    Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins - Dozier sat for just the fourth time this season on Tuesday and went 0-for-1 in a pinch-hit appearance. Dozier has struggled overall at the plate this year with a.220/.308/.393 triple slash with 12 homers and...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Wk 13

    I think that's a highly-realistic projection and one you can make with an unusual amount of confidence for a pitching prospect.

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    AL Player Notes - July 3, 2018

    Jonathan Schoop (BAL) - There's been a lot of things that have gone poorly for the Orioles this season, but one of the biggest disappointments has certainly been the regression in performance that we've seen from second baseman Jonathan Schoop....

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    NL Player Analysis - July 2nd, 2018

    Nolan Arenado (3B - COL) Despite the Rockies losing 6-4 to the Dodgers Sunday, Arenado launched his 21st home run of the season. It has been another great season from one of the most underrated stars in the game. In...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 2, 2018

    Adeiny Hechavarria- SS- TB- Idea- Hechavarria has feasted on southpaws this season, to the tune of a .373/.411/.392 slash line against them. Wei-Yin Chen has been largely ineffective against RH hitters, with a slash line of .307/.398/.543 facing them. A...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 1, 2018

    Anthony Rendon (3B-WSH) went 2-4 with a solo homer against the Phillies on Saturday. He started the season slowly, entering June with a .275 average, six home runs, and 17 RBI. Over the last 30 days, though, he is hitting...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 1, 2018

    Alex Bregman (3B-HOU) Bregman hit his 16th home run of the season Saturday, a 2-run shot in the 6th. Bregman has been tearing the cover off of the ball over the past 15 days entering the day hitting .345 with...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 30, 2018

    Anthony Rizzo: Rizzo went 2-5 with a run and an RBI in Friday's game against the Twins. Rizzo has been mired in a slump since the start of the season and took an uncharacteristic .233/.334/.407 slash line into Fridays matchup....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 30, 2018

    Marcus Stroman(SP-TOR): Stroman won after allowing two runs on five hits (one homer) and no walks with four strikeouts over seven innings vs. the Tigers, inducing 10 groundouts in an efficient 90-pitch outing. This makes back-to-back solid outings for Stroman...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 29, 2018

    Nelson Cruz (DH-SEA) Nelson Cruz will turn 38 on Sunday and is showing no signs of slowing down. He took a 95-mph fastball out of the park for his 21st home run on Thursday, one of three hits to go...

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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...