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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...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 9th, 2019

    Eugenio Suarez, Cincinnati Reds - Eugenio Suarez almost quietly as he hit two homers on Sunday to push his total to 44 for the year, 10more than the career-high he set last season in two more games and 20 more...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 9, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has put up a .325/.364/.525 slash line in a small 40 AB sample against southpaws. Patrick Sandoval had a .277/.365/.415 slash line against LH hitters in the minors. This makes Freeman the better chance...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 9, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has put up a .325/.364/.525 slash line in a small 40 AB sample against southpaws. Patrick Sandoval had a .277/.365/.415 slash line against LH hitters in the minors. This makes Freeman the better chance...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2019

    Hunter Renfroe (OF-SD) did not start Saturday's contest with the Rockies. Renfroe has been riding the pine a lot as of late, as he has only started 3 games since August 29th. And for good reason. Entering Saturday's game, the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 8, 2019

    Tim Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI vs. the Angels on Saturday. Anderson has been hotter than the sun lately, tallying multiple hits in seven of his last eight games and 21 of his last...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 7, 2019

    Zach Eflin Eflin allowed two runs over five innings with six strikeouts and no walks against the Mets on Friday. Eflin has bounced in and out of the Phillies' rotation this year, and the 25-year-old took a middling 4.33 ERA...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 7, 2019

    Willie Calhoun (OF-TEX) enjoyed a tremendous day at the dish against the Orioles on Friday, as he went 2-4 with a pair of big flies and 4 RBI. The 24 year-old has been finally given a chance to play everyday...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 6, 2019

    Reynaldo Lopez, SP (CHW) As brutal as it is to have gone up against Lopez in your fantasy playoffs, it's even worse to be the owner that benched him after his blowup at Atlanta on Saturday. If you were one...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 4, 2019

    Aaron Judge-Yankees-OF Aaron Judge was 1-4 with an HR (20), 1 R, and 2 RBI against the Rangers. Overall, this has been a disappointing season for Judge in terms of fantasy. He has missed a large part of the season...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 5, 2019

    Colin Moran- 3B- PIT- Idea- Moran has been hot lately and for the season has a .287/.339/.457 slash line against RH pitching. Elieser Hernandez has had trouble with LH hitters, reflected in his .267/.356/.603 slash line against them. For the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 4th, 2019

    James Paxton, New York Yankees - James Paxton turned in 12 strikeouts over 7 innings to pick up his 12th win of the season. The 12 strikeouts tie his 2019 high that he hit in back-to-back starts back in April....

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    NL Player Analysis - September 3, 2019

    Gavin Lux Lux made his major league debut on Monday with a 2-5, three-run performance, and the top prospect is generally expected to enjoy a strong month with the Dodgers. Although the Max Muncy injury probably didn't hurt Lux's chances...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 1, 2019

    Starling Marte-Pirates-OF Starling Marte was 1-4 with 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, and 1 CS against the Rockies. Marte just Kevin Newman has been hot over the past two weeks with a .357 AVG, 3 HR, 11 R, 9...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - September 2nd, 2018

    Nick Solak (2B/3B - TEX) - Nick Solak has hit very well since coming up to the majors, going 333/451/524 in 13 games with 3 2B, a 3B, a HR, and a SB. Between the hitting environment and the obvious...

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    AL Weekly Player Report, September 1st

    IN THE FIELD Byron Buxton (shoulder) is hoping to be able to return to the Twins this year but after a setback this week his timetable is extremely unclear. He played catch and did some fielding drills on Friday in...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 1, 2019

    Kolten Wong- 2B- STL- Idea- The Cardinals will be facing Tyler Mahle in the first game of today's doubleheader. He has a slash line of .295/.350/.553 against LH hitters. Wong brings a .277/.370/.411 slash lien against RH pitchers into the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2019

    Matt Olson (1B-OAK) went 3-4 with a 2-run homer and a pair of walks against the Yankees on Saturday. The 25 year-old slugger missed most of the early portion of the 2019 campaign after suffering a broken hamate in the...

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    A Closer Look - August 31, 2019

    After today, we'll enter the final month of the fantasy baseball season! Saves are up across baseball and we're in the midst of the most parity at the position that we've seen in years. Perhaps it's the change in development...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2019

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CIN) has been a bit of a disaster since arriving in Cincinnati, as he owns a 7.62 ERA in August. But his peripherals suggest that there's been a good bit of bad luck involved. Entering Friday's contest, his...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31, 2019

    Mike Trout returned to the Angels' starting lineup Friday against Boston after sitting out on Wednesday with a minor injury to the bottom of his right foot. The injury wasn't serious, but with an off-day on Thursday and the Angels...

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    NL Player Analysis - Aug 30, 2019

    Robert Dugger, SP, MIA Dugger made his 2nd MLB start against the Reds on Thursday, and allowed just 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and 1 BB in 7 IP, while striking out 7. This was a stark contrast to...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 30, 2019

    Mike Clevinger (SP-CLE) Clevinger tossed a gem Thursday, limiting the Tigers to 4 hits over 8 shutout innings, while striking out 10. He was masterful in this one throwing first pitch strikes to 22 or 27 batters and inducing a...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 29, 2019

    Nick Castellanos Castellanos went 1-4 with a home run against the Mets on Wednesday. Castellanos has had a solid season so far but has been particularly hot since joining the Cubs at the trade deadline and owns a 1.114 OPS...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 27, 2019

    Mike Soroka-Braves-SP Mike Soroka went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 8 H, 0 BB, and 1 K against the Blue Jays. Soroka has been dominant this year with a 2.44 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 147.2 IP....

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27, 2019

    Marcus Semien went 2-for-6 with a triple, a homer and seven RBIs against the Royals on Monday. Semien paced Oakland's 19-run, 22-hit assault with a three-run triple in the second inning and a three-run homer in the third. With 23...