Brandon Kamerman

I'm colorblind, I love turtles and I had tickets to the Cubs' 2003 World Series. I used to play "old-school fantasy sports" where my brother and I would put baseball cards up against each other. The victor was whoever won more categories on the back of the card. That was the gateway drug to my 20 years of fantasy obsession.

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    A Rising Bo, September 30, 2021

    Bo Bichette, SS (TOR) Bichette willed the Blue Jays to a vital win on Wednesday, hitting two home runs and finishing with three hits in four plate appearances. He has 28 dingers and 24 stolen bases to go along with...

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    Hey, What's Up With Hayes - September, 28, 2021

    Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B (PIT) Hayes was hitless with a strikeout in four plate appearances on Monday, lowering his wRC+ to 88, 107 points lower than his 95-PA stint in the majors last season. Hayes doesn't have the benefit of 2020's...

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    Young Notable Hurlers - September 21, 2021

    Triston McKenzie, SP (CLE) McKenzie's hot streak came to an end on Monday with his worst outing of the season. After allowing one run or less in each of his last five starts, the Cleveland rookie allowed a season-high seven...

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    The Other Blue Jay, September 14, 2021

    Teoscar Hernandez, OF (TOR) Hernandez continued his red-hot streak, going a perfect 5-for-5 with a double and two runs scored on Monday. It's his fourth straight multi-hit game. He's scored at least two runs in all of those performances, and...

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    In His Wheelhouse - September 7, 2021

    Zack Wheeler, SP (PHI) After four subpar appearances, Wheeler shut down the Brewers for six innings on Monday, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out nine batters en route to his 12th win. It was encouraging to see...

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    Robert's Improvements - September 1, 2021

    Luis Robert, OF (CHW) Tim Anderson is ailing and so Robert made an appearance as the White Sox leadoff hitter on Tuesday. It led to him snapping a six-game hitting streak with an 0-for-4 night and one strikeout. Anderson should...

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    Don't Give Up On Story - August 31, 2021

    Trevor Story, SS (COL) Story showed up on Monday with two home runs and three RBIs in four plate appearances. Maybe the first round fantasy pick can reward his owners with a late-season surge. After going hitless in five straight...

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    Miggy Joins the Club - August 23, 2021

    Miguel Cabrera, 1B (DET) Miguel Cabrera joined the 500-home run club as its 28th member after taking a Steven Matz 85-mph changeup the opposite way, just over the right field fence. He is the ninth player in major league history...

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    Gio Returns - Aug. 10, 2021

    Lucas Giolito, SP (CHW) Giolito rebounded from an ugly start against Kansas City to deliver one of his best performances of the year. Gio allowed two hits and one run in eight innings with eight strikeouts. He didn't walk anyone....

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    Belt's Return - Aug. 6, 2021

    Brandon Belt, 1B (SF) Belt returned to the Giants' active roster after spending the last six weeks on the injured list with a knee injury. In spite of the layoff, Belt actually extended his hitting streak to 10 games with...

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    The New Joey Votto - July 24, 2021

    Joey Votto, 1B (CIN) Votto's contact rate is a career-low 73%. His swinging-strike rate is 11.4%, first season with a double-digit swinging-strike rate since 2010. For the last decade Votto has been one of the game's best contact-based, zone-conscious power...

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    MVP a Disappointment? - July 20, 2021

    Jose Abreu, 1B (CHW) Abreu contributed in each leg of Monday's doubleheader, tallying an RBI double in Game 1 and hitting his 17th home run in Game 2. Yet he's only hitting .252 this season. The reigning AL MVP has...

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    Subtle Improvements - July 17, 2021

    Yoan Moncada, 3B (CHW) Moncada drove in the White Sox' only run on Friday, hitting a double off Lance McCullers Jr. to score Tim Anderson in the first inning. He also walked and struck out once. Moncada is still only...

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    Heyward's Wayward - July 7, 2021

    Jason Heyward, OF (CHC) Heyward put together a rare two-hit game in what can only be described as "garbage time" late in the Cubs' 11th straight loss. The 8th-inning single drove his batting average UP to .198. Then he tallied...

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    McCullers on the Cusp - July 3, 2021

    Lance McCullers Jr., SP (HOU) McCullers left the game with the Indians scoreless with one out in the 6th inning, but Brooks "Let-Inherited-Runners-Score" Raley allowed McCullers' two baserunners to score. McCullers finished with the following line: 5.1 IP, 6 H,...

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    Steady J.D. - June 15, 2021

    JD Martinez, DH (BOS) Martinez extended his hitting streak to five games with a single in four at bats. Despite hitting safely in nine of his last 10 games, Martinez has cooled off over the last month. After a blistering...

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    Olson's Emergence - June 13, 2021

    Matt Olson, 1B (OAK) Olson hit his 16th home run on Saturday but more impressive were the three other hits. The four-hit effort raised his batting average to .285, which is 46 points higher than his career average. Olson has...

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    Cole's Hiccup - May 18, 2021

    Gerrit Cole, SP (NYY) Cole fans have to be frustrated. Monday was the easy leg of his two-start week, but he was touched up by the soft-hitting Rangers. He allowed season highs in runs (5) and hits (7) en route...

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    Harper at His Best - May 14, 2021

    Bryce Harper, OF (PHI) Harper picked up his fourth stolen base of the season on Thursday and may just possibly be in the midst of the best season of his career. Does that sound crazy? Well, how crazy is an...

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    Always Be Closing - May 4, 2021

    Francisco Lindor, SS (NYM)Lindor is lost. He is hitless in his last 25 plate appearances with six strikeouts. After signing a massive contract with the Mets just before the season started, Lindor is floundering, hitting the ball on the ground...

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    Burnes is Human - April 27, 2021

    Corbin Burnes, SP (MIL) Alright, Corbin Burnes is human. I mean, sort of. He still has an astounding 49/0 strikeout-to-walk rate, but on Monday he allowed his second run of the season. And then he allowed his third, fourth, fifth...

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    Budding Pitchers - April 16, 2021

    Michael Pineda, SP (MIN) Pineda was fantastic on Thursday, shutting down a red-hot Red Sox lineup for seven innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six. He probably could have gone deeper in the game as he was pulled...

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    Hiura Struggles to Adjust - April 13, 2021

    Wil Myers, OF (SD) Wil Myers continued his strong start to the season, finishing 3-for-5 with his third home run in San Diego's 6-2 win at Pittsburgh. Myers had a 127 ADP throughout NFBC drafts this offseason, and that is...

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    Same deGrom, Same Results - April 6, 2021

    Jacob deGrom, SP (NYM) Finally Jacob deGrom made his season debut. After the Mets' series against Washington was postponed last week, the two-time Cy Young award winner had to wait until Monday to return to the field, which ultimately turned...

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    Preseason Prep - March 26, 2021

    According to Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, center fielder Harrison Bader will miss at least four weeks due to forearm discomfort. That means Dylan Carlson is expected to get the bulk of starts in center before potentially moving back to the corner when Bader returns. Tyler O'Neill's role appears to be solidified with the Bader injury. O'Neill has been really good this spring and should secure most of the starts in left field.

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    Preseason Prep - March 22, 2021

    In many ways Conforto's 2020 season was the most productive of his young career.

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    Preseason Prep - March 5, 2021

    Death. Taxes. And unreliable closers. It's 2021 and I still haven't figured out how to manage closers on my fantasy team. One thing is for certain. I continue to target Edwin Diaz throughout my drafts.

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    Preseason Prep - February 21, 2021

    A sophomore slump seemed almost inevitable for the 2019 NL Rookie of the Year, and for all intents and purposes, that's exactly what happened for much of the shortened 2020 season.

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    NL Player Analysis - September 23, 2020

    Aaron Nola, SP (PHI) Nola was not at his best, and he was not helped by his defense, but he still managed to throw a complete game, albeit only six innings in the first game of a doubleheader. He allowed...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18, 2020

    Nathan Eovaldi, SP (BOS) Eovaldi delivered his first scoreless outing of the season on Thursday, limiting the Marlins to two hits in five innings while striking out seven. Other than one disastrous start at Yankee Stadium in mid-August, Eovaldi has...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2020

    Marco Gonzales, SP (SEA) Gonzales was fortunate to pick up a win on Monday after allowing five runs in six innings, but a Mariners comeback lifted his record to 6-2. He was not at his best, but even a mediocre...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 9, 2020

    Zach Eflin, SP (PHI) On the surface, Eflin's line is so-so from Tuesday's no-decision against Boston. He gave up three runs in five innings, but all three runs came off solo home runs. The three long balls lifted Eflin's HR/FB...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 1, 2020

    Miguel Sano, 1B (MIN) Sano had a productive game Monday, finishing 2 for 3 with a home run and three runs scored in Minnesota's 8-5 loss to Chicago. Sano's 2020 numbers are eerily similar to 2019 when he hit .247...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 26, 2020

    Rick Porcello, SP (NYM) For the first time this month, Porcello was unable to reach the 6th inning. In fact, the veteran right-hander was pulled from Tuesday's start prior to the 4th inning. He allowed four runs on five hits...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 7, 2020

    Dylan Bundy, SP (LAA) Bundy delivered his first complete game in more than two years, stifling the Mariners for only four hits and one run while striking out 10. The outing continues Bundy's strong start to his Angels career as...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug. 4, 2020

    Gerrit Cole, SP (NYY) Cole has been good but not good enough through three starts. Don't get me wrong. He served his purpose again on Monday, finishing with six one-run innings on five hits and one walk. However, he only...