Adam Hodge

Adam Hodge (@arhodge013) is a lifelong baseball fan and 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. He lives in eastern Kansas with his wife and baby girl.

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    Stock Rising: Ryan Weathers - May 21, 2024

    Danny Jansen (C-TOR) went 3-5 with a homer, a 2B, 5 RBI, and an additional run scored as he batted 2nd against the White Sox on Monday afternoon. The 29 year-old has - as usual - missed part of the...

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    Has Jo Adell Finally Arrived? - May 19, 2024

    Jo Adell (OF-LAA) continued what appears to be a breakout campaign as he went 1-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and a stolen base against the Rangers on Saturday evening. The 25 year-old former first-round pick seemed to be...

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    Sell High on Jose Berrios? - May 14, 2024

    Jose Berrios (SP-TOR) largely held the Orioles lineup in check on Monday as he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk while striking out 4 over 7 IP. The 29 year-old righty fired 59 of his 94 offerings...

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    Is Garrett Crochet a Budding Ace? - April 30, 2024

    Garrett Crochet (SP-CHW) bounced back against the Twins on Monday as he allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk while recording 7 punchouts over 5 IP. The lone blemish was a 2-run dinger by Carlos Santana as Crochet...

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    Is MacKenzie Gore Breaking Out? - April 26, 2024

    MacKenzie Gore (SP-WSH) took the L against the Dodgers on Thursday but was solid overall as he allowed just 1 run on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 over 6 IP. He served up a homer while...

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    Holliday Arrives - April 11, 2024

    Jackson Holliday (SS-BAL) made his big-league debut against the Red Sox on Wednesday, going 0-4 with an RBI as he manned 2B and batted 9th. Widely regarded as the top prospect in the minors - especially with peers such as...

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    Bieber and Strider Sidelined by Bum UCLs - April 7, 2024

    Shane Bieber (SP-CLE) will miss the rest of the 2024 season and at least a chunk of the 2025 campaign as he is set to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a damaged ligament in his right (throwing) elbow. This...

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    Preseason Prep - March 25, 2024

    Luis Campusano (C-SD) enjoyed a nice start to the 2024 campaign in the Seoul series with the Dodgers as he went 3-6 with 2 2B, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored. As a 24 year-old rookie, Campusano flashed upside with...

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    Preseason Prep - March 16, 2024

    Keibert Ruiz (C-WSH) is enjoying a solid spring training as he's hitting .280 with 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, a 7% walk rate, and 10% strikeout rate in 30 PA. He quietly took a step forward in 2023 and may...

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    Preseason Prep - March 11, 2024

    Cal Raleigh (C-SEA) has enjoyed a strong start to spring training as he's batted .286 with 2 homers, 7 RBI, and 4 runs scored across 16 PA entering Sunday's action. Yes, it's a tiny sample size in somewhat-meaningful preseason action,...

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    Preseason Prep - February 26, 2024

    Francisco Alvarez (C-NYM) made an impact as a rookie in 2023. Widely regarded as a top-10 prospect entering last season, Alvarez reached the majors in April. The 21 year-old's first full(ish) MLB campaign was a mixed bag as he compiled...

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    Is Wade Miley Fool's Gold? - September 22, 2023

    Wade Miley (SP-MIL) was stellar against the Cardinals on Thursday as he completed 6 shutout innings in which he scattered 3 hits and 2 walks while fanning 7. The 36 year-old lefty tossed 59 of his 92 offerings for strikes...

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    Ignore the Higher ERA, Joe Ryan has Improved - September 19, 2023

    Joe Ryan (SP-MIN) took the L against the Reds on Monday as he allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks while fanning 5 over 5 IP. The 27 year-old righty threw 54 of his 84 offerings for strikes...

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    Grayson Rodriguez Hones His Craft - September 17, 2023

    Grayson Rodriguez (SP-BAL) put together perhaps the most complete outing of his young MLB career against the Rays on Saturday as he fired 8 shutout IP in which he scattered 5 hits, walked none, and fanned 7. The 23 year-old...

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    Time to Trust Javier Assad? - September 3, 2023

    Javier Assad (SP-CHC) blanked the Reds over 8 IP on Saturday, scattering 7 hits and a walk while striking out 7, but did not factor into the decision after Mark Leiter, Jr. blew the save. The 26 year-old righty threw...

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    Jasson Dominguez and Ronny Mauricio to get the Call - September 1, 2023

    Jasson Dominguez (OF-NYY) will reportedly get the call to the majors on Friday ahead of the Yankees' series opener with the Astros. The 20 year-old switch-hitter is ranked as the #78 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline and has spent...

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    Justin Steele is for Real - August 30, 2023

    Trea Turner (SS-PHI) continued his recent hot streak against the Angels on Tuesday, going 2-5 with a 3B, a homer, and 3 RBI. The 30 year-old has begun to turn his season around and now owns a .257 average to...

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    Is Eury Perez the Next Big Thing? - August 20, 2023

    Eury Perez (SP-MIA) dazzled against the Dodgers in LA on Saturday afternoon, firing 6 shutout IP in which he allowed just 2 hits while walking none and racking up 10 punchouts. The 20 year-old righty threw 60 of his 90...

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    Stock Up Triston Casas, Stock Down Jordan Walker - August 18, 2023

    Triston Casas (1B-BOS) continued to surge as he went 1-3 with a solo bomb and a walk against the Nationals on Thursday. He's now hitting .256 with 20 homers, 48 RBI, 54 runs scored, and a wRC+ of 127 through...

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    Nasty Nestor Returns - August 6, 2023

    Nestor Cortes (SP-NYY) was effective against the Astros on Saturday afternoon as he returned from the IL after being sidelined for a little over two months because of a rotator cuff strain. As expected, the 28 year-old southpaw's workload was...

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    Sell High on Tanner Bibee? - June 23, 2023

    Tanner Bibee (SP-CLE) dazzled against the Phillies over 7 shutout innings, scattering 2 hits and a walk while recording 8 punchouts. The 24 year-old righty was efficient in tossing 73 of his 102 offerings for strikes in the outing. Bibee...

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    Lance Lynn Dazzles Again, More to Come - July 7, 2023

    Lance Lynn (SP-CHW) put together another stellar outing on Thursday, this time spinning 7 innings of scoreless baseball in which he surrendered but 1 hit and 1 walk while piling up 11 punchouts. The 36 year-old righty tossed 67 of...

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    Is James Paxton Finally Back? - July 1, 2023

    James Paxton (SP-BOS) was stellar in his first start since exiting his previous outing because of knee soreness, firing 7.2 shutout IP against Toronto in which he scattered 3 hits and 2 walks while recording 7 punchouts. The 34 year-old...

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    Look for Carlos Correa to Rebound - June 9, 2023

    Carlos Correa (SS-MIN) went 2-4 with a solo blast against the Rays on Thursday. The 28 year-old has largely disappointed in his first season after re-signing with Minnesota as he's battled some minor injuries, logging a .210 average to go...

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    Heralded Rookies Rodriguez and Pfaadt Demoted - May 28, 2023

    Grayson Rodriguez (SP-BAL) was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, one day after the Rangers lit him up (3.1 IP, 8 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 6 K). The 23 year-old righty showed some good, bad, and ugly during his...

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    Jorge Soler is at it Again - May 26, 2023

    Jorge Soler (OF-MIA) went 3-5 with a 2-run shot against the Rockies on Thursday. The 31 year-old slugger is seemingly in the midst of a comeback season as he now boasts a .261 average to go with 15 homers, 32...

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    Stock Up: Zach Eflin - May 5, 2023

    Zach Eflin (SP-TB) dazzled against Pittsburgh on Thursday, blanking the Pirates over 7 IP in which he scattered 3 hits and issued no free passes while racking up 10 strikeouts. The 29 year-old righty threw 59 of his 90 offerings...

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    Adolis Garcia Goes Deep Thrice, More to Come - April 23, 2023

    Adolis Garcia (OF-TEX) had a huge day against the Athletics, going 5-5 with 2 doubles, 3 homers, 5 runs scored, and 8 RBI. The 30 year-old owned just a .208 average going into the contest, but now has a .260...

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    MadBum DFA'd, Pfaadt's Arrival Imminent? - April 21, 2023

    Madison Bumgarner (SP-ARI) was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Thursday after a brutal start to the 2023 campaign (10.26 ERA, 5.4 K/9, 8.1 BB/9, 7.43 xFIP across 16.2 IP). The 33 year-old southpaw is likely going to clear...

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    Jeffrey Springs Sidelined... Taj Bradley to Return? - April 14, 2023

    Jeffrey Springs (SP-TB) exited his start against the Red Sox on Thursday in the 4th inning because of what was later diagnosed as left (throwing) arm ulnar neuritis, inflammation of the ulnar nerve which causes numbness or weakness in the...

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    Nick Lodolo's Stock Continues to Rise - April 9, 2023

    Nick Lodolo (SP-CIN) dazzled against the Phillies on Saturday, firing 7 shutout innings in which he scattered 3 hits and a pair of walks while piling up a dozen punchouts. The 25 year-old southpaw threw 68 of his 106 pitches...

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    Preseason Prep - March 19, 2023

    Keibert Ruiz (C-WSH) has scuffled through spring training so far, logging a .182 average, no homers, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, and 5 strikeouts across 34 PA entering Saturday's action. The slow start is a bit concerning after he...

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    Preseason Prep - March 12, 2023

    Sean Murphy (C-ATL) will play for a new team in 2023 after Oakland traded him to Atlanta during the offseason; he promptly signed a 6-year extension with the Braves. The backstop has gone 2-10 with a 2B, an RBI, 2...

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    Preseason Prep - March 5, 2023

    MJ Melendez (C-KC) produced an almost average 99 wRC+ in his first taste of big-league action last season at age 23, recording a .217 average to go with 18 homers, 62 RBI, and 57 runs scored across 534 plate appearances....

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    Preseason Prep - February 27, 2023

    Danny Jansen (C-TOR) underwhelmed in his first few campaigns after reaching the majors in 2018, never hitting north of .223 or hitting more than 13 homers in a single season in which he recorded more than 100 PA. Injuries were...

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    Matt Manning Impresses Again - September 17, 2022

    Gunnar Henderson (SS-BAL) went 2-4 with a solo blast against Toronto on Friday evening. The 21 year-old has held his own in his first taste of big-league action, logging a .333 average with 2 dingers, 10 RBI, and a steal...