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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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    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...

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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...