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    NL Player Analysis-August 15, 2017

    Anthony Rendon-Nationals-3B Anthony Rendon was 3-4 with a run scored against the Angels. On the year he is hitting .303 with 22 HR, 63 R, 76 RBI, and 5 SB. He should see an uptick in his counting stats with...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 14, 2017

    Aaron Judge (NYY) - Aaron Judge broke his August home run drought, but he also struck out two more times to bring his season total to 155 strikeouts. That's equivalent to a 32% strikeout rate and it's also a big...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 15, 2017

    Yoenis Cespedes (OF, NYM) - Cespedes hit his 15th home run of the year, his third home run in as many games as his bat has finally roared back to life here in August. He has five home runs in...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 14, 2017

    Javier Baez(INF-CHC): Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer and two runs against the D-backs. The 24-year-old has been picking up the pace, collection at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 games. With regular reps thanks...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 14, 2017

    Josh Donaldson continued his hot August with his 16th HR of the season. This is a sight for sore eyes for Donaldson owners, particularly in keeper leagues, as he is showing he is amongst the game's elites still. Some of...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 13th, 2017

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF, MIA) - Stanton continued to do Stanton things as he went 3 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored, and clubbed his Major League leading 41st home run of the season, as the Marlins edged...

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    NL Week 20 Strategy - August 13, 2017

    In The Field Bryce Harper injured his knee on first base Saturday, and the awful looking injury could lead to a lengthy absence. Brian Goodwin has been playing well recently and would benefit from the playing time, with Andrew Stephenson...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 11, 2017

    Jameson Taillon-Pirates-SP Jameson Taillon went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 1 BB, and 7 K's against the Blue Jays. Taillon through 17 starts has a 4.50 ERA (3.99 SIERA). He was excellent in the first...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 12th, 2017

    Mike Moustakas (3B, KC) - The Royals will face James Shields on Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field, where he owns a 6.46 ERA. Shields also allows lefties to hit him at a .317 clip, and 12 of his 17 HR...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 10, 2017

    Mikie Mahtook-Tigers-OF Mikie Mahtook was 2-4 with his 7th HR and 2 R against the Pirates. On the year Mahtook is hitting .295 with 7 HR, 30 R, 26 RBI, and 2 SB in 244 PA. He has quietly been...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 11, 2017

    Dexter Fowler (OF-STL) - Fowler continued his strong play since returning from a wrist injury, knocking a double and home run while driving in five on Thursday. Settled into the cleanup spot, at least for now, Fowler is batting .251/.349/.479...

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    NL Player Analysis-August 9, 2017

    Gio Gonzalez-Nationals-SP Gio Gonzalez went 7 IP and gave up 1 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 6 K's against the Marlins. Gonzalez through 23 starts has a 2.59 ERA (4.45 SIERA). He has been really good this year...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 10, 2017

    Matt Belisle, RP, MIN Belisle struck out the side in the 9th inning to preserve a 4-0 win for the Twins over the Brewers and appears to have surpassed Taylor Rodgers as the favorite for saves in the Twins bullpen...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 9, 2017

    Odubel Herrera, OF, PHI Herrera went 3-4 with his 12th HR of the season and perhaps most significantly added a pair of SB's. Herrera has picked things up in the power department recently with 7 HR's in his past 24...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 9, 2017

    Alex Bregman(3B/SS-HOU): Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two walks against the White Sox out of the leadoff spot. While Bregman has disappointed fantasy owners who drafted him with a top-10 round pick, the 23-year-old looks...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 8, 2017

    Miguel Cabrera (1B, DET) - Miggy went 0-3 against Trevor Williams and the Pirates, dropping his line to .254/.341/.411 on the season. So many of his peripherals have looked great all year and screamed positive regression, but here we are...

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    NL Player Notes - August 8, 2017

    Dexter Fowler (STL) - Dexter Fowler had a pregame workout on Sunday and did not report any setbacks in his recovery from a strained wrist, so the Cardinals activated him on Monday. It's been an extremely disappointing season for...

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    NL Daily Player Analysis - August 7th, 2017

    Cesar Hernandez (2B) PHI - Hernandez has reached base in all but one game since the break and has currently hit in 11 straight, continuing last year's trend of heating up in the warmer weather. Hernandez is hitting 346/441/474 in...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7th, 2017

    Justin Smoak (1B, TOR) - Smoak went 2 for 5 with two RBI in the Blue Jays' 7-6 loss to the Astros on Sunday. The 30-year-old continues to have a career season, and is returning exponential value on his investment....

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    AL Player Analysis - August 6th, 2017

    Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez found his way to the 10 day DL with bicep tendinitis that is thought to have started in his last start against Texas. Hernandez battled with it all week before deciding to shut...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 6th, 2017

    Wil Myers (1B, SDP) - Myers did some yardwork on Saturday, and contributed in a big way as the Padres downed the Pirates 5-2. Myers finished the day 2 for 3 with three RBI and his 21st home run of...

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    AL Player Analysis-August 4, 2017

    Justin Smoak-Blue Jays-1B Justin Smoak was 0-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Astros. He started off the year red hot and has not slowed down. On the year he is hitting .301 with 30 HR, 64...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 5th, 2017

    Taijuan Walker (SP, ARI) - Walker and his 2.94 road ERA will face a Giants lineup that is hitting just .246 overall on the season, and just .242 at home. Combine that with the opposing pitcher being Giants' righty Chris...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2017

    DJ LeMahieu (2B, COL) - LeMahieu reached base in all five trips to the plate, going 3-3 with two walks. After a slow start to the season he has returned to being an on-base machine, slashing .323/.384/.412. He hasn't given...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 3, 2017

    Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC Arrieta was coming off of a July that was easily his best month of the season, and he continued that hot streak by allowing just 1 ER in 7 IP against the Diamondbacks in his first...

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    AL Player Commentary - August 3, 2017

    Jordan Zimmerman impressed yesterday going 7 innings with 0 ER and 6 strikeouts against the Yankees. Zimmerman decreased his ERA to 5.35 in what has been an obviously disappointing season. Despite the good start, the 31-year old isn't an advised...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 2, 2017

    Lucas Duda(1B/DH-TB): Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a double a two runs against the Astros and has now hit in all five games he has played with the Rays. Duda should continue to see everyday at-bats at DH and 1B...

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    NL Player Commentary - August 2nd, 2017

    Max Scherzer left yesterday's start after just 1 inning. He injured himself presumably on his home run swing from the first inning. This is a horrible time for an injury as Scherzer is somehow having one of the best seasons...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-1-17

    Yu Darvish (LAD) - The Dodgers went fishing and they landed a much-needed starting pitcher to help anchor the front end of their starting rotation with Clayton Kershaw on the shelf. Darvish, who will be a free agent at the...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1, 2017

    Matt Belisle (RP, Twins) - The Twins bullpen is a bit muddled with the departure of Brandon Kintzler, who was traded to the Nationals at the deadline. It was looking for a long time like Taylor Rogers would be the...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 31, 2017

    Andrew McCutchen(OF-PIT): Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-3 with three solo homers, four runs and two walks against the Padres. After posting a .317 wOBA in April and a .290 wOBA in May, Cutch has responded with .495 and .384 marks in...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 31, 2017

    Eric Hosmer (1B, KC) - Hosmer and the Royals bats get to face Ubaldo Jimenez and his 6.93 ERA on the season Monday. All Royals lefties are in play, but Hosmer is hitting .367 in his career against Jimenez, with...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 30, 2017

    Kevin Gausman(SP-BAL): Kevin Gausman won after allowing seven hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 8 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers. The right-hander has been working on varying speeds more in his sequencing and it's paying off, as...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 30th, 2017

    Khris Davis (LF, OAK) - Davis gets to face Bartolo Colon and his 8.00 ERA, and .404 BAA versus right handers on Sunday. It has been an ugly season overall for Big Sexy, and Davis has done his best work...

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    AL Week 18 Strategy - July 30, 2017

    OF George Springer was placed on the 10-day DL last week with a minor quad injury but could be able to return for next weekend's series.

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    NL Player Analysis-July 28, 2017

    J.T. Realmuto-Marlins-C J.T. Realmuto was 3-4 with his 12th HR and a walk against the Reds. He is hitting .313 with 12 HR, 46 R, 43 RBI, and 5 SB. Realmuto is a legitimate .290-.300 hitter given his ability to...