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    AL Player Analysis - October 1st, 2017

    Aaron Judge, New York Yankees - Aaron Judge launched homer number 52 on the year and is rounding out one of the most impressive seasons in baseball history. His batting average spiraled down in the second half finishing at .284...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 30th, 2017

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF, MIA) - I will make this simple. Stanton heads into the final day of the season with 59 homers. With no postseason ahead of them, it being a home game, and no guarantees that he will be...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 30, 2017

    Marcell Ozuna(OF-MIA): Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a double, one run, three RBIs and one walk vs. the Braves. Ozuna went 50th off the board in the #2EarlyMock, and I think that is fantastic value. Many may write off the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 30th, 2017

    Masahiro Tanaka (SP, NYY) - Tanaka had himself a day on Friday, getting his 13th win as the Yanks topped the Blue Jays 4-0. The veteran went seven innings, allowing no earned runs, just three hits, no walks, and racking...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - September 29th, 2017

    Scooter Gennett (2B) CIN - Gennett picked up RBI number 96 Thursday as he continued his career year, but I don't think a complete collapse is in order. Gennett's second-half line of 285/329/485 isn't all that much different from his...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2017

    Carlos Carrasco (SP-CLE) - Granted it was against a Twins team that was resting a large number of regulars after having clinched a Wild Card spot the previous day, but Carrasco came up big on Thursday. The righty allowed six...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 28, 2017

    Travis D'Arnaud, C, NYM Has anyone noticed that D'Arnaud has become good again? After an awful 2016 and a mostly uneventful 2017, he has heated up of late, hitting .326 (15-46) with 6 HR's and 17 RBI over his last...

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    AL Player Commentary - September 28, 2017

    Nelson Cruz continued to defy father time by hitting his 38th HR of the season yesterday. After a slow May and June, I had written Cruz off as a high risk player to see a big decline this year, but...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 27th, 2017

    Brandon Phillips, Los Angeles Angels - Brandon Phillips hit homer number 13 Tuesday in a 2-for-4 game. Phillips is finishing up a perfectly fine season at 2B slashing .288/.322/.420 with 13 homers and 11 steals. He's been a solid and...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 27, 2017

    Andrew McCutchen (OF, PIT) - McCutchen had a tremendous night at the plate, homering twice (including a grand slam) while going 4-4 with four runs scored and eight RBI. The homers bump him up to 28 on the year, his...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 26, 2017

    Jon Lester(SP-CHC): Jon Lester won after allowing one run on five hits (one homer) and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings Monday against the Cardinals. Perhaps he can salvage what has been a down year by his standards....

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    AL Player Analysis - September 26th, 2017

    Aaron Judge (OF, NYY) - The giant rookie made history Monday, in the Yanks' 11-3 beatdown of the Royals. Judge tied and broke Mark McGwire's single season rookie home run record by swatting numbers 49 and 50 in the win....

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    NL Player Analysis - September 25, 2017

    Jacob DeGrom(SP-NYM): Jacob DeGrom lost after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits (one homer) and no walks with 11 strikeouts over six innings vs. the Nationals. I'm completely sold on the 29-year-old as a true fantasy ace, and...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - September 25th, 2017

    Alex Bregman (3B) HOU - Bregman hit his 17th homer on Sunday as he continues a hot second half that's seen him hit 308/368/509 with a K rate that's reserved for slap hitters. Bregman may not ever show more than...

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    Thanks for joining us this season, see you in 2018!

    Zach Britton received an injection to help ease the pain in his injured knee but it's looking doubtful that he'll be able to contribute much this week. Brad Brach will likely see save opportunities for the Orioles this week and is worth adding if you're in need of saves.

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    AL Player Analysis - September 24th, 2017

    Efren Navarro, Detroit Tigers - Efren Navarro launched the first two homers of his big league career since 2014 Saturday while getting the start at 1B while Miguel Cabrera was the DH. Navarro has been essentially a career minor leagues...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 24th, 2017

    Orlando Arcia (SS, MIL) - Arcia come up with just one hit in the Brewers' 4-3 extra inning win over the Cubs Saturday, but it was a big one. The young shortstop hit his 15th home run of 2017 in...

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    NL Player Analysis-September 22, 2017

    Domingo Santana-Brewers-OF Domingo Santana was 0-3 with a strikeout against the Cubs. On the year he is hitting .279 with 28 HR, 84 R, 80 RBI, and 14 SB. He is having a true breakout season for the Brewers and...

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    AL Player Notes - September 23, 2017

    Lance McCullers (HOU) - Lance McCullers will start for the Astros on Sunday after missing the last two weeks with arm fatigue. After starting the season in dominate fashion, McCullers has clearly worn down in the second half as he's...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 22, 2017

    Jake Arrieta (SP-CHC) - A hamstring injury had limited Arrieta to just 2.1 innings of work since August 29, but he took the hill against a tough Brewers team Thursday and held them to just one run on five hits...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 22, 2017

    Elvis Andrus- SS- TEX- Idea- Andrus has performed extremely well this season, but just a bit better against RH pitchers. He puts his .305/.345/.476 slash line up against Kendall Graveman. The A's pitcher has had his difficulties with RH batters,...

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    AL Daily Player Analysis - September 21st, 2017

    Brad Peacock (SP) HOU - Peacock was excellent again on Wednesday, going 6 innings and allowing just two walks and a 2-run homer to the White Sox, striking out 6. He's now 12-2 on the year, fanning 11.4 men per...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 20, 2017

    Mike Montgomery (SP/RP, CHC) - Montgomery had a no-hitter rolling until Brad Miller took him deep in the sixth inning. It was the only baserunner Montgomery would allow on the evening as he tallied six strikeouts without a walk over...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 19, 2017

    Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL Bundy struggled against the Red Sox on Monday, allowing 6 ER's in 4.1 IP while striking out just 2. Despite the rough outing, it doesn't seem that the Orioles are going to shut down Bundy for...

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    NL Player Notes - September 19, 2017

    Starling Marte (PIT) - Starling Marte has been out since last Wednesday with hand and shoulder injuries resulting from a head first slide and his manager hinted on Monday that he could be shut down for the remainder of the...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 18, 2017

    Jose Reyes, SS, NYM Reyes went 1-4 with a 3B on Sunday, as he continues to enjoy his hottest stretch of the season; too bad the season has been long over for the Mets. Over his past 22 games, Reyes...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18, 2017

    Joe Mauer(1B-MIN): Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, and five RBIs vs. the Blue Jays. The 34-year-old has quietly had a productive fantasy season with a .306/.385/.424 line and 65 RBIs with 63 runs. While his 2.22...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 17, 2017

    Addison Russell (SS, CHC) - The Cubs activated Russell from the DL and he hit a pinch-hit home run in his only plate appearance of the game. He hadn't played since August 2nd due to plantar fasciitis in his foot,...

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    NL Week 25 Strategy - September 17, 2017

    Jake Arrieta threw another successful bullpen session on Saturday and may be ready to return for a start against the Brewers next weekend. Arrieta will certainly be worth a look in lineups if he gets the nod.

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    AL Player Analysis-September 15, 2017

    Luis Severino-Yankees-SP Luis Severino went 8 IP and gave up 2 ER on 3 H, 1 BB, and 7 K's against the Orioles. Severino through 29 starts has a 2.93 ERA (3.27 SIERA). The young right-hander has established himself as...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 16, 2017

    Brian Dozier(2B-MIN): Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo homer vs. the Blue Jays. The 30-year-old is second in homers at second base with 31, trailing only Jonathan Schoop. While Dozier is slightly behind last year's HR pace due to...

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    A Closer Look - September 16, 2017

    Welcome to the final rendition of A Closer Look for the 2017 baseball season! Looking back, it's been another really successful season formulating draft strategies, identifying handcuffs and managing the buying/selling of players. We certainly had some misses (Brad...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2017

    Kelvin Herrera (RP-KC) - Herrera had a shot at winning the KC closer gig back on Thursday, but he blew the save after allowing the Indians to tie the game in the ninth inning before the Tribe came back to...

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    NL Player Analysis - Sept 14, 2017

    Chase Anderson, SP, MIL Anderson worked his magic again on Wednesday, allowing just 1 ER in 5.1 IP despite giving up 7 hits and a BB and striking out only 2. His ERA for the season is an impressive 2.88...

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    AL Player Commentary - September 14, 2017

    Mike Clevinger was impressive yesterday, going 5.2 innings with 1 ER and 6 strikeouts. While he didn't qualify for the quality start, it was certainly a great outing for the 26-year-old. For those that have ridden Clevinger, the results have...

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    AL Player Analysis - Sept 13, 2017

    Scott Alexander, RP, KC Alexander recorded his 4th save of the season on Tuesday, and his 3rd in the month of September. While Brandon Maurer has also notched two saves for the Royals this month, he has also had two...