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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    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...

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    Could Contreras Become the #1 Catcher? - April 24, 2021

    Willson Contreras (C-CHW) went 1-4 with a 3-run dinger and a walk against the Brewers on Friday. It might seem odd that he batted leadoff in the contest, but Contreras does possess a robust .384 OBP on the young season....

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    Strasburg Goes on the IL... Again - April 19, 2021

    Stephen Strasburg (SP-WSH) was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday and placed on the 10-day IL with right (throwing) shoulder inflammation. The 32 year-old was seen clutching that shoulder during his last start, when he coughed up 7 runs...

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    Steven Matz Is Relevant Again - April 18, 2021

    Steven Matz (SP-TOR) held the Royals in check in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, as he allowed just 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 over 6 innings of work. The 29 year-old seems...

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    Add Trevor Rogers - April 11, 2021

    Trevor Rogers (SP-MIA) stifled the Mets on Saturday, as he tossed 6 innings of scoreless ball in which he scattered just 3 hits and 2 walks while racking up 10 punchouts. Rogers threw 56 of his 82 pitches for strikes...

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    Clase Slams the Door - April 10, 2021

    Emmanuel Clase (RP-CLE) earned the save against the Tigers on Friday evening, as he tossed a clean ninth inning in which he struck out a pair. The 23 year-old threw 14 total pitches, 11 for strikes. This is the first...

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    Lance Lynn is Legit - April 9, 2021

    Lance Lynn (SP-CHW) tossed a complete-game shutout against the Royals on Thursday, scattering 5 hits and walking none while fanning 11. The 33 year-old has been absolutely electric to open the 2021 campaign, as he has yet to give up...

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    Castellanos Crushes Again - April 5, 2021

    Nick Castellanos (OF-CIN) continued his hot start to the 2021 campaign as he went 2-4 with a 3-run homer against the Cardinals on Sunday. The 29 year-old is now batting .545 with 2 dingers, 5 RBI, and 6 runs scored...

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    Plesac Delivers Quality Start - April 4, 2021

    Zach Plesac (SP-CLE) earned a quality start against the Tigers on Saturday, as he tossed 6 innings of 2-run ball in which he scattered 6 hits and a pair of walks while recording 4 punchouts. The 26 year-old stumbled a...

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    Preseason Prep - March 15, 2021

    CRUZ WILL MASH... IF HE MAKES CONTACT Oneil Cruz (SS-PIT) could make his MLB debut in 2021, and there's reason to be interested in that possibility. The tall (6'7") 22 year-old possesses tremendous power and good speed, although his hit...

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    Preseason Prep - March 8, 2021

    DON'T FORGET YIMI Yimi Garcia (RP-MIA) is firmly in the mix to close games in Miami despite the team signing Anthony Bass during the offseason. We, in fact, like him the most out of all the arms in the Miami...

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    Preseason Prep - February 22, 2021

    DON'T SLEEP ON SANCHEZ Sixto Sanchez (SP-MIA) made a solid MLB debut in 2020, as he compiled a 3.46 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 7.6 K/9, and 2.5 BB/9 across 7 starts (39 IP). The 22 year-old's xFIP finished at 4.08, which...

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    Preseason Prep - February 15, 2021

    HITS LIKE MAYS, RUNS LIKE HAYES? Ke'Bryan Hayes (3B-PIT) showed that he could play defense in the minors, but there were concerns about his bat entering last season. Well, he eased those to some degree with a MLB debut in...

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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...