Adam Hodge

Adam Hodge (@arhodge013) has been playing fantasy baseball for twenty years. He learned that the game is a cruel mistress early on, as he drafted a young Adrian Beltre season after season before giving up on him just before he finally broke out in 2004. A true fantasy baseball junkie, he has won championships in a variety of formats, including rotisserie and head-to-head leagues that have had standard "snake" drafts as well as auction drafts. Adam is a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan who enjoys taking in major and minor league games alike. He lives in Toledo, OH, with his wife and baby girl, where he is a professor of history.

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    High on Shane McClanahan - October 2, 2021 AL Notes

    Shane McClanahan (SP-TB) allowed 1 run on 3 hits and no walks while fanning 3 Yankees over 3 IP to close out his 2021 regular season on Friday evening. The 24 year-old southpaw fired 28 of his 43 offerings for...

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    Is Ranger Suarez REALLY This Good? - September 26, 2021

    Ranger Suarez SP-PHI) tossed a complete-game shutout against the lousy Pirates on Saturday, scattering 4 hits and walking none while racking up 7 punchouts. The 26 year-old southpaw needed to throw just 97 pitches to complete the gem, 63 of...

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    Like a Baz - September 25, 2021

    Shane Baz (SP-TB) is slated to start against the Marlins at home on Sunday and you should add and start him if he's available in your league; at time of writing, he's owned in only 15% of ESPN leagues. The...

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    High on Cedric Mullins, but not Ryan Mountcastle - September 19, 2021

    Cedric Mullins (OF-BAL) went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 stolen bases against Boston on Saturday. The 26 year-old has really emerged in 2021, as he now owns a .302 average to go with 29 dingers, 86 runs scored,...

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    SP Ohtani sidelined, but DH Ohtani still producing - September 17, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani (SP-LAA) will have his next start on the mound (originally scheduled for Friday) pushed back as he deals with arm soreness; the club has also raised the possibility that he may not take the mound again this season....

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    Corbin Burnes Throws (Most of) a No-No - September 12, 2021

    Corbin Burnes (SP-MIL) fired 8 no-hit innings against Cleveland on Saturday, walking just one batter while fanning 14. The 26 year-old righty threw 78 of his 115 pitches for strikes in the contest before giving way to Josh Hader, who...

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    Is Sean Manaea for Real? - September 10, 2021

    Sean Manaea (SP-OAK) dominated the White Sox on Thursday afternoon, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits and a walk while racking up 9 punchouts. The 29 year-old southpaw tossed 69 of his 101 offerings for strikes in the outing....

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    Hammerin'... Jorge Polanco? - September 4, 2021

    Jorge Polanco (SS-MIN) went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI against the Rays on Friday. The 28 year-old switch-hitter has really turned it on after an ice-cold start to the 2021 campaign and is now hitting .274 with 25...

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    Robbie Ray, Reinvented - August 31, 2021

    Robbie Ray (SP-TOR) defeated Baltimore on Monday evening as he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while racking up 10 punchouts. The 29 year-old southpaw fired 62 of his 97 pitches for strikes and surrendered a homer...

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    Sandy Alcantara Has Announced His Presence With Authority - August 29, 2021

    Sandy Alcantara (SP-MIA) dazzled against the Reds on Saturday evening as he tossed 7 innings in which he allowed 1 run on 6 hits and a walk while piling up 12 strikeouts. The 25 year-old righty fired 75 of his...

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    Who is Glenn Otto? - August 28, 2021

    Glenn Otto (SP-TEX) made his MLB debut against Houston on Friday, firing 5 shutout innings in which he allowed just 2 hits and walked none while racking up 7 punchouts. The 25 year-old righty was one of the pieces that...

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    Ian Anderson Close to Returning - August 21, 2021

    Ian Anderson (SP-ATL) continued to make progress toward returning to big league action as he fired 4.1 scoreless innings in a recent Triple-A start, scattering 4 hits and a walk while recording 6 punchouts. He appears on track to return...

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    Winker Sidelined, Barrero Promoted - August 17, 2021

    Jesse Winker (OF-CIN) left Sunday's game against the Phillies after aggravating his intercostal strain and was further evaluated on Monday. The examination revealed that the issue isn't a long-term one, but the club placed Winker on the 10-day IL so...

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    McKenzie Bounces Back - August 16, 2021

    Triston McKenzie (SP-CLE) took a perfect game into the 8th inning against Detroit on Sunday and he finished the day with 8 scoreless innings in which he allowed just 1 hit and walked none while piling up 11 strikeouts. The...

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    Eovaldi Turns in Another Strong Start - July 25, 2021

    Nathan Eovaldi (SP-BOS) made a quality start against the Yankees on Saturday as he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and no walks while racking up 8 punchouts over 7.2 innings of work. The 31 year-old righty fired 82 of...

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    Freddie Freeman Has Returned to Form - July 18, 2021

    Freddie Freeman (1B-ATL) went 2-3 with a homer and 2 RBI on Saturday against the Rays. After a slow start to the season, the 31 year-old is now batting .285 with 21 dingers and 54 RBI across 397 plate appearances....

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    A New and Improved Robbie Ray - July 12, 2021

    Robbie Ray (SP-TOR) was dynamite against the Rays on Sunday afternoon as he tossed 7 shutout innings in which he allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk while racking up 11 punchouts. The 29 year-old lefty fired 71 of his...

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    Motown Mashers: Jonathan Schoop and Eric Haase (Huh?) - July 4, 2021

    Jonathan Schoop (1B-DET) went 2-4 with a homer, a walk, and 3 RBI against the White Sox on Saturday. The 29 year-old is putting together his best season since 2017, when he hit .293 with 32 homers and 105 RBI...

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    Bobby Bradley Bashes Again - July 1, 2021

    Bobby Bradley (1B-CLE) went 2-3 with a pair of solo homers in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader with Detroit. The 25 year-old has provided plenty of pop since being recalled from Triple-A, as was hitting .265 with 8 homers...

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    Ohtani Continues to Mash - June 28, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani (DH-LAA) went 3-4 with a double, a triple, a homer, a walk, a stolen base, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI against the Rays on Sunday. The 26 year-old is breaking out in a big way in 2021...

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    Is Corbin Burnes Legit? - June 26, 2021

    Corbin Burnes (SP-MIL) earned a quality start against the Rockies on Friday afternoon as he allowed just 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work. The 26 year-old righty threw 61...

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    Carlos Rodon is for Real - June 19, 2021

    Carlos Rodon (SP-CHW) was effective again, this time allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks while recording 8 punchouts over 7 innings on the mound against Houston on Friday. He tossed 67 of his 106 pitches for strikes...

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    Stroman Keeps Outperforming His Peripherals - June 13, 2021

    Marcus Stroman (SP-NYM) earned the W against the Padres as he allowed just 1 run on 6 hits and a walk while recording 8 punchouts over 6.1 innings of work. He threw 57 of his 85 pitches for strikes and...

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    Scherzer and deGrom Exit Early - June 12, 2021

    Max Scherzer (SP-WSH) left Friday's start against the Giants after recording just one out (on 12 pitches) because of an apparent lower-body injury. The 36 year-old ace was in the midst of a rebound season, as he now owns a...

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    Is Dylan Cease Breaking Out? - June 7, 2021

    Dylan Cease (SP-CHW) dazzled against the Tigers on Sunday afternoon, tossing 7 shutout innings in which he scattered 5 hits and a walk while racking up 10 punchouts. He tossed 67 of his 99 pitches for strikes in the outing....

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    Scherzer Deals Again - June 5, 2021

    Max Scherzer (SP-WSH) threw 7.2 strong innings against the Phillies on Friday, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits and a walk while racking up 9 strikeouts. He tossed 70 of his 108 pitches for strikes in the contest. The...

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    More of the Same from Lucas Giolito - May 31, 2021

    Lucas Giolito (SP-CHW) dazzled against the Orioles on Sunday as he gave up 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks while racking up a dozen punchouts over 7 innings of work. The righty threw 70 of his 108 offerings...

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    Alzolay Delivers Again - May 29, 2021

    Adbert Alzolay (SP-CHC) earned the win against the Reds on Friday afternoon as he tossed 5.2 scoreless innings in which he gave up 5 hits and walked 3 while fanning 6. The 26 year-old righty tossed 65 of his 103...

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    Snell Struggles Again - May 25, 2021

    Blake Snell (SP-SD) lasted just 3.2 innings against the Brewers on Monday evening as he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks while fanning 7. The 28 year-old southpaw threw just 45 of his 81 pitches for...

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    Is Austin Riley Breaking Out? - May 22, 2021

    Austin Riley (3B-ATL) went 3-4 with a pair of longballs, a double, and 3 RBI against the Pirates on Friday. The 24 year-old is now hitting .310 with 7 homers, 15 RBI, and 25 runs scored through his first 173...

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    Anderson is Inefficient, but Effective - April 16, 2021

    Ian Anderson (SP-ATL) fared well against the Brewers on Saturday as he gave up just 1 run on 2 hits and 4 walks while fanning 4 over 6 innings of work. The young righty tossed 61 of his 110 pitches...

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    Gausman Shines Again - May 15, 2021

    Kevin Gausman (SP-SF) was stellar against the Pirates on Friday, as he allowed just 1 run on 5 hits while walking none and racking up a dozen strikeouts over 8 innings of work. He tossed 70 of his 96 pitches...

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    deGrom Exits Early - May 10, 2021

    Jacob deGrom (SP-NYM) left Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks after 5 innings as a precaution because of tightness in his right side. His last start was scratched because of a similar issue that was eventually diagnosed as lat inflammation. Before...

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    Pablo Lopez is Legit - May 1, 2021

    Pablo Lopez (SP-MIA) stifled the Nationals on Friday, as he tossed 7 scoreless innings in which he scattered 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out a pair. He was efficient, as he needed just 79 pitches to get through...

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    Byron Buxton Has Arrived - April 19, 2021

    Byron Buxton (OF-MIN) stayed red hot as he went 5-5 with a homer, 2 doubles, and a stolen base against Cleveland on Wednesday. The 27 year-old is nicely building upon his encouraging 2020 campaign and is now batting a robust...

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    Suarez's Struggles are Real - April 25, 2021

    Eugenio Suarez (SS-CIN) went 0-4 with a strikeout against the Cardinals on Saturday. The 29 year-old is scuffling to begin the 2021 campaign, as he is now batting just .149 with 3 homers, 13 runs scored, and 7 RBI through...