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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    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...

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    Is Matt Manning on the Rise? - September 11, 2022

    Matt Manning (SP-DET) put together a quality start as he earned the win against the Royals on Saturday, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and a walk while striking out 4 over 6.1 innings. The 24 year-old...

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    Josh Jung Makes an Early Impact - September 10, 2022

    Josh Jung (3B-TEX) made an impression in his big-league debut, as he went 2-4 with a solo homer and a stolen base against Toronto. The 24 year-old was expected to begin the 2022 campaign as the club's starting 3B, but...

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    Ohtani Goes Next Level on the Mound - August 28, 2022

    Shohei Ohtani (SP-LAA) was sharp against Toronto on Saturday afternoon as he fired 7 shutout innings in which he allowed just 2 hits, walked 1, and recorded 9 punchouts. The 28 year-old righty hurled 72 of his 109 offerings for...

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    Has Nathaniel Lowe Turned a Corner? - August 25, 2022

    Nathaniel Lowe (1B-TEX) continued what appears to be a breakout campaign by going 3-6 with a 3B, a homer, 5 RBI, and 3 runs scored against the Rockies on Wednesday. The 27 year-old now boasts a .295 average to go...

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    Josh Naylor Has Arrived - August 13, 2022

    Josh Naylor (1B-CLE) went 2-5 with a 2-run blast against Toronto on Friday. In what has easily been his strongest big-league season, the 25 year-old now boasts a .271 average to go with 15 homers, 56 RBI, and 3 stolen...

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    Carpenter Continues to Mash - July 31, 2022

    Matt Carpenter (OF-NYY) went 1-3 with a walk and a solo shot against Kansas City on Saturday. The 36 year-old has seemingly rejuvenated his career in New York, as he now boasts a .311 average to go with 15 dingers...

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    Marlins SP Max Meyer Set to Make MLB Debut - July 16, 2022

    Max Meyer (SP-MIA) is expected to get the call to make his big-league debut against the Phillies at home on Saturday afternoon. The 23 year-old righty missed about a month of action earlier this season because of ulnar nerve irritation...

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    Is Captain Jack Suwinski for Real? - June 20, 2022

    Jack Suwinski (OF-PIT) had a massive day at the dish as he went 3-3 with a walk and a trio of solo shots against the Giants on Sunday. The rookie has pretty much delivered what was expected of him after...

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    Matt Carpenter - More than an Injury Replacement? - June 13, 2022

    Matt Carpenter (2B/3B-NYY) had a phenomenal day at the plate against the Cubs on Sunday as he went 3-4 with a walk, 2 homers, and 7 RBI. The 36 year-old has enjoyed something of a renaissance as a fill-in player...

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    Sell High on Nolan Gorman? - June 4, 2022

    Nolan Gorman (2B-STL) went 1-5 with a 3-run blast against the Cubs on Friday afternoon. The 22 year-old has started his big-lead career with a bang, as he's hitting .361 with 3 homers and 10 RBI across his first 41...

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    Baz is Almost Back - June 2, 2022

    Shane Baz (SP-TB) fired 4 scoreless innings in a Triple-A rehab start on Monday, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while fanning 5 on 56 pitches. The 22 year-old has now made 3 rehab starts at the Triple-A level,...

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    Pederson's Power Surge Continues - May 26, 2022

    Joc Pederson (OF-SF) went 1-2 with a 2-run homer and a pair of walks against the Mets on Wednesday afternoon. The 30 year-old has been red-hot as of late, going 5-8 with 4 dingers and 10 RBI over his last...

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    Kyle Hendricks, Snakebitten - May 21, 2022

    Kyle Hendricks (SP-CHC) got rocked by the Diamondbacks on Friday afternoon as he allowed 7 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks while fanning 3 over 5 IP: the righty tossed 58 of his 93 offerings for strikes and coughed...

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    Kirby Shines in MLB Debut - May 9, 2022

    George Kirby (SP-SEA) impressed in his MLB debut, firing 6 shutout innings against the Rays in which he allowed 4 hits, walked none, and fanned 7. The 24 year-old righty fired 55 of his 81 pitches for strikes in the...

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    The Wright Stuff - April 23, 2022

    Kyle Wright (SP-ATL) dominated the Marlins on Friday evening as he fired 6 scoreless innings in which he scattered 4 hits and a walk while piling up 11 punchouts. The 26 year-old righty threw 67 of his 95 pitches for...

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    Nestor Cortes Continues to Deal - April 18, 2022

    Kyle Schwarber (OF-PHI) was dropped from the leadoff spot to the 5-hole on Sunday as he opened the season batting .094 with a homer, 3 RBI, and 4 runs scored across his first 36 plate appearances, with a 33% strikeout...

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    Hunter Greene Electric in MLB Debut - April 11, 2022

    Hunter Greene (SP-CIN) earned the W in his big-league debut as he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks while recording 7 punchouts over 5 innings of work. The 22 year-old fireballer threw 56 of his 92 offerings...

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    Preseason Prep - March 28, 2022

    Sean Murphy (C-OAK) did not exactly impress in his first full season of big-league action, amassing a .216 average, 17 homers, and 59 RBI across 448 plate appearances in 2021. He is just now 27 and a strong defender, so...

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    Preseason Prep - March 21, 2022

    Willson Contreras (C-CHC) finished with yet another underwhelming stat line in 2021, as he batted .237 with 21 homers, 57 RBI, and 61 runs scored across 483 plate appearances. Now one of the few holdovers on a rebuilding Cubs team,...

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    Preseason Prep - March 7, 2022

    Keibert Ruiz (C-WSH) is quite frankly as good of an option as fantasy owners have outside of the top few players at the catcher position. Beyond Salvador Perez, Will Smith, J.T. Realmuto, and Yasmani Grandal, it's a real crapshoot of...

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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...