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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    AL Player Analysis - September 27, 2020

    Luke Voit (1B-NYY) went yard yet again, as he went 1-5 with a 3-run shot against Miami on Saturday. The 29 year-old has enjoyed a fine 2020 campaign, as he's now hitting .281 with 22 homers and 52 RBI through...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 19, 2020

    Zach Eflin (SP-PHI) tossed a complete-game (7-inning) shutout in game 1 of a doubleheader with the Blue Jays on Friday, scattering 4 hits and 2 walks while racking up 9 punchouts. The 26 year-old has been inconsistent in 2020 en...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 17, 2020

    Brandon Lowe (2B-TB) went 3-4 with a solo homer, a stolen base, and a walk against the Nationals on Wednesday. It seems like I wrote about this guy the last time I covered the AL (checks... yep, I did), but...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 13, 2020

    Matt Chapman (3B-OAK) will miss the remainder of the 2020 campaign because of a hip injury that will require surgery. The 27 year-old slugger was sidelined a week ago with right hip tendinitis and was considered day-to-day, but a second...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 5, 2020

    Ronald Acuna, Jr. (OF-ATL) came up huge in a doubleheader with the Nationals on Friday, going 2-3 with a pair of homers, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, and a walk in game 1 before going 1-4 with a solo blast...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 30, 2020

    Matthew Boyd (SP-DET) went 6 strong against the tough Twins lineup on Saturday, surrendering 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits while walking none and fanning 6 on 87 pitches (56 strikes). The 29 year-old southpaw now owns a 7.27...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 20, 2020

    Aaron Civale (SP-CLE) tossed a complete game against the Pirates on Wednesday, giving up 1 run on 5 hits and no walks while striking out 6. The 25 year-old righty now owns a 2.91 ERA, 8.5 K/9, and 0.8 BB/9...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 16, 2020

    Shane Bieber (SP-CLE) was dynamite again, as he tossed 7 scoreless innings against the Tigers in which he scattered 3 hits and a walk while racking up 11 strikeouts. The 25 year-old righty is putting together a historic campaign, as...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 10, 2020

    Stephen Strasburg (SP-WSH) made his first start of the 2020 campaign against the Orioles on Sunday. The 32 year-old (Where has time gone? I seems like it was yesterday that he was being touted as one of the game's greatest...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 8, 2020

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CIN) went 6 strong against the Brewers on Friday, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and a walk while recording 12 punchouts. The lone run came on a Logan Morrison big fly. The 29 year-old is on...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 6, 2020

    Mike Clevinger (SP-CLE) labored a bit through his 5.2 scoreless innings on the mound on Wednesday, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 4 while walking 5. The 29 year-old hasn't quite been himself so far in 2020, as he...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 2, 2020

    Kenta Maeda (SP-MIN) completed 6 innings of scoreless ball against Cleveland on Saturday, allowing just 1 hit and a walk while recording 6 punchouts. He fed Cleveland batters a heavy diet of off-speed stuff, mainly tossing breaking balls and changeups,...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 27, 2020

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CIN) was dynamite in his 6.1 innings of work against the Tigers on Sunday, as he allowed just 1 run on 2 hits and a walk while racking up 13 strikeouts. The lone run that Detroit scored came...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 25, 2020

    Yoenis Cespedes (OF-NYM) supplied all the offense for the Mets in the team's 1-0 win against Atlanta on Friday as he went 1-3 with a solo homer. Cespedes has played in more than 100 games only once since 2016 because...

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    Preseason Prep 2.0 - July 20, 2020

    PITTSBURGH PIRATES Gregory Polanco (OF-PIT) has tested positive for COVID-19, which explains why he has been absent from recent Pirates workouts. The 28 year-old's status for the immediate future is now in doubt, so thoughts (that I had, at least)...

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    Preseason Player Notes - March 16, 2020

    A SOLID FANTASY OPTION Pablo Lopez (SP-MIA) was far from a fantasy asset in 2019, as he finished the season with a 5.09 ERA, 7.7 K/9, and 2.2 BB/9 in 111.1 IP. But as his 4.37 xFIP and 4.44 SIERA...

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    Preseason Player Notes - March 2, 2020

    ALL UPSIDE WITH KELLER Mitch Keller (SP-PIT) endured a rough MLB debut last season, tossing 48 innings (11 starts) in which he accumulated a 7.13 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. Oof. But... one doesn't have to look very deep to find...

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    Preseason Player Notes - February 24, 2020

    Can Archer Bounce Back? The 2019 season was a forgettable one for Pirates SP Chris Archer, who finished the campaign with a 5.19 ERA, 10.75 K/9, and 4.14 BB/9 in just 119.2 IP. Thanks to right thumb and shoulder issues...

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    Preseason Player Notes - February 17, 2020

    A Next Step for Musgrove? After struggling with injury issues in 2018, Pirates SP Joe Musgrove put together a solid if unspectacular 2019 campaign. It was an up-and-down season to be sure, but when it was all said and done,...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2019

    Frankie Montas (SP-OAK) is one of my favorite value arms to target for 2020. He completed just 96 innings of work in 2019 thanks to an 80-game PED suspension, but he did some stellar work when on the field, recording...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 23, 2019

    Eloy Jimenez (OF-CHW) has really turned it on after a sluggish start to his big-league career. He went 2-4 with a 2-run jack against the Tigers on Sunday. The 22 year-old hit just .241 with 16 homers and 38 RBI...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 17, 2019

    Anthony Rendon (3B-WAS) built upon his career year by going 2-4 with a solo shot against the Cardinals on Monday evening. The 29 year-old is now batting .333 with 34 homers, 119 RBI, and 113 runs scored in 595 plate...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2019

    Yordan Alvarez (OF-HOU) should be a hot commodity in 2020 fantasy drafts. Although he's just 22, he broke into the majors in a big way this season by batting .315 with 24 homers and 72 RBI in just 320 plate...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2019

    Hunter Renfroe (OF-SD) did not start Saturday's contest with the Rockies. Renfroe has been riding the pine a lot as of late, as he has only started 3 games since August 29th. And for good reason. Entering Saturday's game, the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 7, 2019

    Willie Calhoun (OF-TEX) enjoyed a tremendous day at the dish against the Orioles on Friday, as he went 2-4 with a pair of big flies and 4 RBI. The 24 year-old has been finally given a chance to play everyday...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2019

    Matt Olson (1B-OAK) went 3-4 with a 2-run homer and a pair of walks against the Yankees on Saturday. The 25 year-old slugger missed most of the early portion of the 2019 campaign after suffering a broken hamate in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2019

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CIN) has been a bit of a disaster since arriving in Cincinnati, as he owns a 7.62 ERA in August. But his peripherals suggest that there's been a good bit of bad luck involved. Entering Friday's contest, his...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 26, 2019

    Franmil Reyes (OF-CLE) enjoyed a fine day at the plate on Sunday, going 2-5 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI against the Royals. The 24 year-old slugger has now bashed 3 longballs in his last 2 games and...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 20, 2019

    Tom Murphy (C-SEA) crushed Rays pitching on Monday night, going 3-3 with a pair of jacks, 4 RBI, and a walk. The 28 year-old backstop now owns a .296 average on the year to go along with 15 homers and...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18, 2019

    Gleyber Torres (SS-NYY) mashed Indians pitching on Saturday, going 2-4 with a pair of solo homers. The 22 year-old has been even better in his sophomore campaign than he was last year (.271-24-77 in 484 plate appearances), as he's now...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 14, 2019

    Will Smith (C-LAD) added to his stellar rookie campaign by going 2-4 with a pair of dingers, 3 RBI, and a walk against the Marlins on Tuesday. The 24 year-old backstop now owns an impressive .324 average with 9 homers...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 11, 2019

    Aristides Aquino (OF-CIN) went 3-4 with a walk and a trio of solo bombs against the Cubs on Saturday. The 25 year-old rookie has now bashed 7 homers in his first 9 big-league games of 2019 (30 plate appearances). Prior...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 4, 2019

    Aaron Sanchez (SP-HOU) tossed 6 innings of a combined no-hitter for the Astros, issuing only 2 free passes while striking out 6. After struggling through the season with the Blue Jays (5.76 ERA), he was stellar to say the last...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2019

    Kyle Schwarber (OF-CHC) had a monster day against the Brewers on Sunday, going 3-3 with a pair of longballs and 7 RBI. The 26 year-old now owns a .228 average on the year to go along with 24 longballs and...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 28, 2019

    Will Smith (C-LAD) had a monster day at the plate against the Nationals on Saturday, going 3-6 with a pair of doubles, a homer, and 6 RBI. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated that Smith would be the Dodgers' regular catcher...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 28, 2019

    Joey Gallo (OF-TEX) lit up Tigers pitching on Thursday, going 2-3 with a pair of solo homers and a walk. The 25 year-old masher is now hitting .279 with 19 longballs and 44 RBI across 227 plate appearances on the...