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    NL Player Analysis - September 30, 2018

    Dereck Rodriguez: Rodriguez turned in one of his worst starts of the season against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks over just three innings of work. Saturday's poor start represents just the second...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 30th, 2018

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF - NYY) Stanton chipped in three hits as the Yanks topped the Red Sox 8-5 Saturday. Hitting from the DH spot, Stanton clubbed his 38th homer of the season and drove in two on the day. On...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2018

    Josh Donaldson(3B, Dh-Cle): JD went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double, and two runs against the Royals. Donaldson will be a quite a divisive name come drafting season, with the injury history piling up and uncertainty regarding his future...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 29, 2018

    Ryan Braun- OF- MIL- Idea- Braun has had a power surge recently, with 5 homers in his last 4 games, and has a .250/.347/.532 slash line against southpaws for the season. Daniel Norris has allowed 6 homers in 31.1 IP...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 28, 2018

    As the 2018 season winds to a close, let's take a look at some of the late-round draft picks that have greatly exceeded their draft-day value this season: Michael Brantley, OF, CLE Brantley hadn't stayed healthy the past two seasons...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 28th, 2018

    David Dahl (OF - COL) Dahl homered for the fourth straight game in the Rockies' 5-3 win over the Phillies Thursday. The young outfielder had two hits on the day and drove in a total of two runs. On the...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 27, 2018

    Mookie Betts, OF, BOS Betts stole his 30th base of the season on Wednesday to go along with his 32 HR's, and upped his MLB-leading BA to .346. He is in position to finish as the top player in fantasy...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 26th, 2018

    Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees - Sanchez homered for the first time September 10th, his 17th homer of the season. Between lack of production and injuries, 2018 has been an absolute disaster for Sanchez as he's slashing .184/.285/.397 with an...

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    NL Player Notes 9-25-2018

    Christian Yelich (MIL) - Christian Yelich left Sunday's game after getting hit on the elbow by a pitch, but was back in action on Monday. Unfortunately, he went 0-for-4 with just a walk. Yelich has been a huge reason why...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 24th, 2018

    Travis Shaw (2B/3B) MIL - Shaw hit his 31st HR on Sunday to tie his career-best from 2017, but with the emergence of Jesus Aguilar and the brilliance of Christian Yelich, Shaw has flown under the radar to an extent....

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    AL Player Analysis - September 24, 2018

    Yuli Gurriel: Gurriel kept his hot streak going on Sunday with a 2-5 day and his 13th home run of the season, and he's now slashed .400/.442/.625 over his past fourteen games and .476/.476/.905 over his last seven games. Gurriel...

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    NL Weekly Player Report, September 23rd

    INJURY REPORT IN THE FIELD Ryan Braun has been dealing with a back injury this week but was able to return to the lineup on Friday. He went 1-for-3 with a run and a RBI in his return to the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 23, 2018

    Miguel Andujar(3B-Nyy): Andujar went 2-for-4 vs. the Orioles, hitting his 42nd double of the season in the process. He is now 10th on Player Rater among third baseman, just behind Anthony Rendon and ahead of Matt Chapman. The power looks...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 23, 2018

    Harrison Bader- OF- STL- Idea- In 109 ABs against LH pitching, Bader has a .303/.381/.532 slash line and 5 homers. Andrew Suarez has had some issues against RH hitters, with a .277/.338/.500 slash line against them. Value play- Draft Kings...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 22, 2018

    Luis Castillo(SP-CIn): Castillo took a no-decision after allowing five hits and one walk with five strikeouts over 8 1/3 scoreless innings against the Marlins. He was in total command, inducing 12 groundouts and throwing 73 of 102 pitches for strikes....

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    AL Player Analysis - September 22, 2018

    Yuli Gurriel (1B-HOU) went 3-4 with a pair of homers and seven RBI against the Angels on Friday night. He's now batting .283 with a dozen longballs, 81 RBI, 65 runs scored, and a handful of stolen bases across 544...

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    A Closer Look - September 22, 2018

    Well, all things must come to an end and the same is true for this column. Fear not, this isn't goodbye forever, it's simply goodbye until spring training. This year, the closers have made us laugh, they've made us cry,...

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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...