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    NL Player Analysis- June 28, 2017

    Cory Spangenberg- 3B- SD- Idea- Bartolo Colon has gone more than 5 IP only once in his last 8 starts. The Padres as a team are probably salivating for tonight's contest. Spangenberg brings a .290/.336/.405 slash line against RH pitching...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 28, 2017

    Cory Spangenberg- 3B- SD- Idea- Bartolo Colon has gone more than 5 IP only once in his last 8 starts. The Padres as a team are probably salivating for tonight's contest. Spangenberg brings a .290/.336/.405 slash line against RH pitching...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 27, 2017

    Gio Gonzalez(SP-WAS): Gonzalez lost after allowing one run on two hits (one homer) and five walks with eight strikeouts over six innings vs. the Cubs. While the surface stats looks great, the peripherals indicate that Gonzalez makes for a great...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 27, 2017

    Jose Berrios (SP, MIN) - Berrios failed to record a third straight quality start, allowing four runs over 6.1 innings against the Red Sox, walking two and striking out seven. Boston is always a tough matchup at home though, and...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 26, 2017

    Trey Mancini(1B/OF-BAL): Mancini went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Rays. I've been a believer in Mancini and see him as a must-start in all standard leagues. However, I also see regression coming in the BABIP (.396 currently) and...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - June 26th, 2017

    Justin Turner (3B) LAD - While everyone is talking about Cody Bellinger, and rightfully so, teammate Justin Turner has come off the DL blazing hot, going 22-51 with 3 doubles and 4 homers since his return. You can tell a...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 25th, 2017

    Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays - Troy Tulowitzki launched his 3rd homer of the season in a 2-for-4 effort at the plate. Tulo has had a rough season as he's been plagued by injury in addition to the poor performance...

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    NL Week 13 Strategy - June 25, 2017

    OF A.J. Pollock was shut down for much of last week's rehab games due to quad tightness but is scheduled to resume playing today. Pollock will likely only need a couple more games before he's activated but owners should look...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 25, 2017

    Jacob DeGrom (SP, NYM) - DeGrom finished at least eight innings for the third consecutive start, giving up just one run on four hits with a walk and seven K's against the Giants. Over his last three sterling starts he...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 24, 2017

    Mike Foltynewicz(SP-ATL): Folty won after allowing one run on four hits (one homer) and three walks with nine strikeouts over five innings vs. the Brewers. The right-hander continues to show flashes of dominance, but overall, the indicators suggest a limited...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 23, 2017

    Andrew Moore (SP-SEA) - Moore's MLB debut Thursday was an unqualified success, as the 23-year-old right-hander held the Tigers to three runs on six hits over seven solid innings with no walks and four strikeouts. Moore posted sub-9.0 K/9's at...

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    NL Player Commentary - June 23, 2017

    Travis "The Mayor of Ding Dong City" Shaw was 23-for-4 yesterday with 3 RBIs and his 14th HR of the season. His OPS is slightly over 900 for year after yesterday's effort. Shaw is following up last year's dud with...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 22, 2017

    Ian Happ, 2B, OF, CHC After a 16 game homer-less drought, Happ has found his power stroke once again with 8 dingers in his last 15 games. He has truly been an all-or-nothing slugger over that stretch; besides for the...

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    AL Player Commentary - June 22, 2017

    Salvador Perez was 3-for-3 with a walk and a game winning grand slam in the 8th inning against the Sox. Perez now has an .855 OPS for the season with 15 HRs, making him an excellent catcher option. In his...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 21st, 2017

    Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles - Chris Tillman struggled again Tuesday allowing five runs in four innings but did not factor into the decision. Tillman allowed eight hits and three walks in that span while not striking out a single batter....

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    NL Player Analysis - June 21, 2017

    Jeremy Hellickson (SP, PHI) - Hellickson pitched well against the Cardinals, cruising through seven innings while allowing just one run on six hits with four K's and two walks. He dropped his ERA to 4.61 with the outing, but his...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 20th, 2017

    Jake Odorizzi (SP, TB) - Odorizzi recorded a quality start Monday night, but did not factor in the decision as the Rays lost to the Reds 7-3. In seven innings, the 27-year-old recorded four strikeouts, while allowing three runs on...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 20, 2017

    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - What's going on with Clayton Kershaw? After the 4 homeruns he allowed on Monday, he has now given up 17 this season, which trails just the likes of Bronson Arroyo, Ricky Nolasco, Masahiro Tanaka, John Lackey,...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 19, 2017

    Hector Neris(RP-PHI): Neris blew his second save after allowing one run on two hits and one walk over one inning vs. the D-backs. The right-hander looked to have righted the ship in late-May, but he has allowed runs in three...

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    AL Daily Player Updates - June 19th, 2017

    Andrelton Simmons (SS) LAA - As SBs have become more and more scarce, a guy like Simmons that has suddenly figured out to run again is that much more valuable. It also helps that he's seemingly discovered how to hit...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 18th, 2017

    Jay Bruce (OF, NYM) - On Sunday, the Mets get to face Joe Ross and his 8.59 road ERA, and his .338 BAA vs. left handers, which makes Mets lefties a target in DFS Sunday. Jay Bruce is obviously the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 18, 2017

    Sean Doolittle Just as Santiago Castillo was starting to get into a bit of a rhythm, he was sent to the clubhouse after being hit with a foul ball on Saturday. When the A's subsequently had a save situation, Doolittle...

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    AL Week 12 Strategy - June 18, 2017

    1B Chris Davis landed on the DL last week with an oblique strain. Keep Davis stashed away but don't expect a quick return as oblique injuries tend to linger. The Orioles have slotted Trey Mancini in at first with Davis...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 16, 2017

    Dan Straily-Marlins-SP Dan Straily went 6.1 IP and gave up 0 ER on 4 H, 0 BB, and 8 K's against the Braves. Straily through 14 starts has a 3.58 ERA (4.59 xFIP). His skills have ticked up this year,...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 17, 2017

    Daniel Norris(SP-DET): Norris won after allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk with eight strikeouts over six innings vs. the Rays. The left-hander hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 19, a time...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 16, 2017

    Jose Berrios The third time truly has been the charm for Berrios, who struggled mighty in both his first (four starts, 10.20 ERA) and second (10 starts, 7.27 ERA) stints in the majors, but has thrived in 2017. Berrios has...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 16, 2017

    Rich Hill (SP-LAD) - This is getting ugly. Hill lasted just four innings Thursday against the Indians, allowing seven runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out four. His ERA rose from 3.77 to 5.14 in 35 innings....

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    AL Player Analysis - June 15, 2017

    Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL Bundy recorded his 7th win of the season on Wednesday, but it wasn't the strongest outing as he allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, in 5 IP while walking 3 and striking out 4. It was only...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 15th, 2017

    Taijuan Walker (SP, ARI) - Walker got his fifth win of the season in the Diamondbacks 2-1 win over the Tigers Wednesday. Walker went five innings, allowed just one earned run on six hits, while striking out six and walking...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 14, 2017

    Jacob Faria (SP, TB) - Faria impressed in his second start with the Rays, yielding just one run over 6.1 innings with one walk and eight strikeouts. He only gave up one extra base hit, a double to Russell Martin...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 14, 2017

    Hunter Renfroe- OF- SD- Idea- Renfroe is slashing .328/.426/.621 against LH pitching and has hit 4 HRs in 58 ABs against them. Amir Garrett hasn't let RH hitters get many hits but he does put them on base. His slash...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 14, 2017

    Hunter Renfroe- OF- SD- Idea- Renfroe is slashing .328/.426/.621 against LH pitching and has hit 4 HRs in 58 ABs against them. Amir Garrett hasn't let RH hitters get many hits but he does put them on base. His slash...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 13, 2017

    Matt Adams, 1B, ATL Adams hit two more HR's for the Braves on Monday, and after hitting just 1 HR in 53 PA's for the Cardinals earlier in the season, he has now hit 8 in 96 PA's since being...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 13, 2017

    Manny Machado (BAL) - Manny Machado continues to suffer from significant bad luck with a really low .223 BABIP and .213 batting average. That number is 80 points below his career BABIP average, which makes this current phenomenon even more...

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    NL Player Analysis-June 11, 2017

    Joey Votto-Reds-1B Joey Votto was 1-5 with a run and RBI against the Dodgers. Votto is enjoying another fine season. He is hitting .300 with 18 HR, 50 RBI, and 2 SB. The Reds lineup has been better than expected...

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    NL Week 11 Strategy - June 11, 2017

    2B Jonathan Villar was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday with a lower back strain. Villar should be stashed away as he'll miss this week's slate of games but could be back for most of next week's slate. 3B...