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    AL Player Analysis - April 29, 2017

    Yuli Gurriel(1B/3B-HOU): Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored vs. the A's. After getting off to a sluggish start, Gurriel has picked up the pace at the plate, moving his line to .347/.365/.514...

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    NL Player analysis - April 29, 2017

    Kenta Maeda (SP-LAD) - Maeda most likely saved his rotation spot on Friday against the Phillies, tossing seven innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts. Maeda lowered his ERA from 8.05 to 6.58 in this one. Overall, his 27:6 K:BB...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 28, 2017

    Kevin Pillar was 2-for-5 yesterday for the Blue Jays, and he now has a whopping 131 wRC+ for the season. He's made a large improvement to his eye, as he's swinging at just 30.6% of pitches outside the zone vs....

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    NL Player Analysis - April 28, 2017

    Matt Harvey Before Thursday's start, Harvey looked good on the surface, but there were signs of trouble just below the surface. With a 2.84 ERA and 4.91 FIP heading into the game, maybe it's not too surprising to see that...

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    AL Player Analysis-April 26, 2017

    Jose Quintana-White Sox-SP Jose Quintana went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 5 H, 2 BB, and 10 K's against the Royals. Quintana has a 5.22 ERA (5.68 FIP) over his first five starts. His problem has been...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 27, 2017

    Tyler Glasnow, SP, PIT Glasnow struggled again on Wednesday, allowing 3 ER's in just 3.1 IP, while walking and striking out 4 apiece. That's 4 starts and 14.2 IP for those keeping track, with an unacceptable 13 BB's in those...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 26, 2017

    Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers - The Dodgers decided to steal all the headlines this week as they called up top prospect Cody Bellinger to the majors after placing outfield Joc Pederson on the disabled list. NOW ALERT! Bellinger likely...

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    AL Player Commentary - April 25, 2017

    Carlos Correa was 2-for-4 yesterday and is now batting above .200. Correa is a fantastic buy-low candidate at this point. His numbers are abysmal, but there's very little to suggest that he can't turn things around. His LD% is mind-numbingly...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC Among other struggling Royals, Hosmer has managed just a .194 BA with 1 HR and 1 2B through the season's first 19 games. His .217 BABIP is bound to rise and so is his BA, but...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 25, 2017

    Jason Heyward continued to rebound from a miserable 2016 campaign, launching a three-run homer and finishing the day 1-4 with four RBI. He's already amassed 16 RBI along with a .294/.342/.456 slash line, and his swing overhaul appears to be...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 24, 2017

    Keon Broxton, OF, MIL Broxton went 2-4 with a 2B on Sunday, a nice showing for someone who had been mired in a 4-32 slump across the previous 9 games. But he also struck out two more times, giving him...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 24, 2017

    Kevin Gausman found himself in the hole early, giving up four runs in the first inning alone and requiring 45 pitches to get out back into the dugout. He buckled down after that and would give up just one more...

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    AL Week 4 Strategy - April 23, 2017

    American League In The Field American League OF Seth Smith remains day-to-day with a lingering hamstring injury and could be headed to the DL. Smith owners in deeper formats will likely need to look elsewhere this week. Red Sox'...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 23, 2017

    Kenta Maeda(SP-LAD): Maeda lost after allowing six runs on nine hits (four homers) and one walk with five strikeouts over five innings vs. the D-backs. Reports out of LA suggest Maeda may miss his next start to work out kinks...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 23, 2017

    Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers - Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10 day DL today with a groin strain as his disappointing 2017 continues to get more disappointing. The Tigers recalled 1B John Hicks from AAA and he got the...

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    NL Player Analysis-April 22, 2017

    Tommy Joseph-Phillies-1B Tommy Joseph was 1-4 with a RBI against the Braves. Joseph has struggled to start the year coming off a breakout 2016 season in which he hit 21 HR in 107 games. He is hitting .212 with 1...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2017

    Dylan Bundy (BAL) - Dylan Bundy tossed another strong outing against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, going 7 innings with no earned runs, 6 hits allowed, and 3 strikeouts. The start improved his ERA to a paltry 1.37....

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    AL Player Analysis - April 21, 2017

    Wade Miley Miley was the best non-Chris Sale pitcher on Thursday, going eight innings and allowing just one run on two hits and a walk while striking out 11. Wade Miley, yes THAT Wade Miley, is now sporting a 1.89/3.18/2.90...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 21, 2017

    Eric Thames- 1B- MIL- Idea- With 8 homers to lead the majors, Thames' price hasn't caught up with the value he is providing in DFS contests. Oddly enough he has only hit 2 homers in Miller Park, but that is...

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    AL Player Analysis-April 19, 2017

    Francisco Liriano-Blue Jays-SP Francisco Liriano went 5.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 6 K's against the Red Sox. Liriano has one really bad start and two good starts to begin the year. Liriano...

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    NL Player Commentary - April 19, 2017

    Keon Broxton is 0-for his last 19, including an 0-for-4 yesterday. He has 40+ SB potential, but at what cost? He's currently batting .119 (not a typo). He can be dropped in all formats - he's clearly overmatched with a...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 19, 2017

    Starling Marte - The biggest news from Tuesday came in the form of a suspension for Pirates star OF Starling Marte for a PED and he'll now miss the next 80 days for the club. This is the second year...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - April 19, 2017

    Jose Ramirez (2B) CLE - Ramirez had a single and a homer (his 4th) in the 11-4 drubbing of the Twins Tuesday. What we have in Ramirez is an excellent contact hitter with good speed that is gradually hitting the...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 18, 2017

    Robbie Ray (SP-ARI): Ray took the no-decision after allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks with 10 strikeouts over six innings vs. the Dodgers. Outside of Vince Velasquez, is there a more frustrating pitcher to own...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 18, 2017

    Brian Johnson (SP-BOS) - DraftKings salary: $4,200 - Johnson represents an interesting DFS play in FanDuel and DraftKings for Tuesday. He's getting the call to pitch in place of Eduardo Rodriguez (paternity list) Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Johnson has...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 17, 2017

    Ryan Schimpf(3B-SD): Schimpf went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks, and two runs scored. When it comes to OBP and points leagues, Schmipt could be one of fantasy's best-kept secrets. He is truly turning into a true three-outcome guy,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 17, 2017

    Hector Santiago shut out the White Sox over seven innings, giving up just six hits with no walks and six strikeouts. He's off to quite the start on the season, with a 1.47 ERA over his first 18.1 innings. He's...

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    Prospect Central 2017 - Week #2

    Welcome to Prospect Central! Each week we profile prospects that are expected to have an impact on the fantasy landscape with industry leading depth and insight. Trey Mancini, 1B, OriolesTrey Mancini led the charge in the O's big win over...

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    NL Week 3 Strategy - April 16, 2017

    Good morning everyone!! Welcome to Insiderbaseball.com's Coaches Meeting for Week #3... National League In The Field OF Matt Kemp was placed on the 10-day DL last week as he was unable to bounce back quickly from a strained hamstring. With...

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    NL Daily Notes - April 16, 2017

    Tyler Chatwood (SP) COL - No one is overreacting to today's 2-hit shutout of the Giants I don't believe, but there are signs that we might have a couple of Rockie pitchers worth looking at in standard formats. Chatwood in...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 16, 2017

    Eddie Rosario- OF- MIN- Idea- Rosario hit all 10 of his 2016 homers in 271 PAs against RH pitching. James Shields had slash lines against LH hitting of .284/.372/.494 in 2016 and .278/.398/.522 in 2015. Shields has allowed 2 homers...

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    AL Player News- April 15, 2017

    Daniel Norris (SP-DET): Norris won after allowing two hits and four walks with five strikeouts across six scoreless innings. After experiencing dead arm during his last spring start, Norris has come out of the shoot looking like the breakout we...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 15, 2017

    Jesse Winker has been called up by the Reds, while reliever Barrett Astin has been sent down in the corresponding move. Winker is considered one of the Reds best prospects, but the timing with the callup is peculiar for sure....

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    NL Player Analysis- April 14, 2017

    Eugenio Suarez- 3B- CIN- Idea- Suarez had success against southpaws last year to the tune of a .276/.354/.528 slash line with 9 homers in 127 ABs. He will be facing Tommy Milone, who posted a .298/.352/.507 slash line against RH...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 14, 2017

    Tim Anderson Anderson finally created a little space between his batting average and his slugging percentage, as he got his first extra base hit of 2017 on Thursday, a solo bomb that came as part of a 1-for-5 day. Anderson...

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