Dan Bertolino

Pittsburgh Pirates fan for the past 20+ years following them through the wins and the losses. Enjoys playing softball, traveling and spending time with family. @djb5114

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    Preseason Prep - July 16, 2020

    Minnesota Twins 2020 AL Batting Champ - Luis Arraez? If you are looking for a slightly under the radar player to approach the .400 mark in a shortened 60 game Season, Luis Arraez may be your guy. He burst onto...

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    Preseason Prep - March 3, 2020

    Minnesota Twins Is this the Last Chance for Byron Buxton? It seems every year a major question mark around the Twins is will Buxton finally stay healthy with that answer being mostly a resounding "no" for the past 5 seasons....

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    Preseason Prep - March 1, 2020

    Minnesota Twins Will Jose Berrios Become elite in 2020? While much attention is on the addition of Josh Donaldson, adding to an already impressive lineup if the Twins are to get past the first round of the playoffs they need...

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    Preseason Prep - February 13, 2020

    Oakland Athletics What to make of A.J. Puk? Dynasty League Fantasy Owners have most likely struggled to decide what to do with the hard throwing 6'7 Puk, who has about all the tools you could ask for but hasn't been...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 23 2019

    Yu Darvish (SP-CHC) Darvish tossed 8 and 1/3 innings, allowing 3 ER while striking out 12. He allowed 2 runs in the 9th to ultimately take the loss but was dominant up until that point inducing 23 swinging strikes. Darvish...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 21, 2019

    Peter Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso blasted his 50th home run of the season Friday, becoming the 30th player in MLB history to hit 50 home runs in a season. Alonso has mashed in September hitting 8 home runs and an OPS...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14, 2019

    Bo Bichette (SS-TOR) Bichette led off and played DH, going 3 for 5 with a double and a walkoff home run, his 11th of the season. Its bee a slow month for the Rookie who has just a .616 OPS...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 10, 2019

    Alex Bregman (SS/3B-HOU) Bregman went 1-2 with a walk and his 35th home run of the season. Bregman only got 3 plate appearances in this on as the Astros had a huge lead early, so he was given the rest...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 30, 2019

    Mike Clevinger (SP-CLE) Clevinger tossed a gem Thursday, limiting the Tigers to 4 hits over 8 shutout innings, while striking out 10. He was masterful in this one throwing first pitch strikes to 22 or 27 batters and inducing a...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 24, 2019

    Anibal Sanchez (SP-WSH) Sanchez threw 8 and 1/3 innings of 1-hit ball, striking out 6. Sanchez had a shutout through 8 innings, but a walk an error opened the way to his removal and the Cubs scoring 3 runs in...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 20, 2019

    Dakota Hudson (SP-STL) Hudson threw 6 and 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, striking out 7 and walking 4. The young righty was pulled in the 7th inning after throwing 111 pitches as Hudson wasn't particularly efficient throwing only 64 strikes...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 30, 2019

    Bo Bichette (SS-TOR) Bichette made his major league debut hitting 6th and playing shortstop and singled in his first at bat; he finished the day 1 for 4 with a strikeout. Bichette received the call with the trade of Eric...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 27, 2019

    Daniel Murphy (1B/2B-COL) Murphy had 2 hits in 5 at bats Friday but made both count hitting his 11th home run, a 3-run shot in the first and bookending his day with a 3-run double in the 9th. Murphy missed...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 24, 2019

    Wade Miley (SP-HOU) Miley tossed 8 innings of 2 run ball, striking out 6. He cruised through 8 innings before allowing 2 baserunners and was eventually pulled. Miley has turned in drastically different surface results seemingly every year, and despite...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 22, 2019

    Charlie Blackmon (OF-COL) Blackmon went 4 for 5 Sunday including hitting a leadoff home run. It was his first home run since June 30th, and he was marred in a 9-52 (.173) slump over the first 3 weeks of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 19, 2019

    Chris Sale (SP-BOS) Sale dominated Toronto Thursday afternoon tossing 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 12. He baffled batters all day throwing 14 first pitch strikes and inducing 20 swinging strikes. Sale's ERA (4.05) is not...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 15, 2019

    Ryan Yarbrough (SP/RP-TB) Yarbrough took a combined perfect game with Opener Ryne Stanek into the bottom of the 9th inning before giving up a leadoff single. He ended up allowing a run to score but it was a masterful effort...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 8, 2019

    Yuli Gurriel (1B/3B-HOU) Gurriel went 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored 4 RBIs and his 14th home run of the season Sunday to raise his season line to .277/.314/.482 on the season. Gurriel has been swinging a ridiculously...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 29, 2019

    Austin Riley (3B/OF-ATL) Riley went 2-3 with a 2-run homer, his 13th of the season. Riley has come back down to earth a bit after hitting a scorching .356 over 59 May Plate appearances, posting just a .211 mark in...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 21, 2019

    Eric Sogard (2B/SS-TOR) Sogard picked up another start at DH and continued his recent hot hitting going 3 for 3 with a double, his 7th home run and 2 walks. The veteran has been a very streaky hitter in 2019...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 17, 2019

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CLE) Bauer tossed a complete game shutout Sunday scattering 4 hits while striking out 8. Bauer (5-6, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) has now tossed two quality starts in a row after having a few rough outings over the...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 10, 2019

    Yordan Alvarez (OF-HOU) Alvarez made his Major League Debut Sunday, going 1-3 with a walk and a 2-run homer. This was quite the debut for arguably the best power hitter in the minors to this point in 2019 (23 HR,...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 31, 2019

    Bryce Harper (OF-PHI) Harper went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles Thursday afternoon. It's been more than a disappointing start for Harper, but he may be coming into one of his patented hot stretches as he recorded his...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 22, 2019

    Clint Frazier (OF-NYY) Frazier went 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs Tuesday. He has fallen into a deep slump in the month of May (.150/.209/.175), 1 extra base and 1 RBI so the big game Tuesday...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 19, 2019

    Josh Bell (1B-PIT) Bell went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs (13,14), 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs; this is Bell's 3rd multi-home run game of the month of May. Bell was promptly dismissed by some following his 12-home...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 18, 2019

    Ronald Acuna Jr. (OF-ATL) Acuna went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs Friday. His .290/.385/.481 line has come up in recent days thanks to hitting safely in 8 of his past 9 games and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 13, 2019

    George Springer (OF-HOU) Springer went off Sunday to the delight of fantasy owners going 5 for 5 with 5 runs scored, 2 HR and 4 RBIs. It capped an absolutely monster week for Springer who finished the week with a...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 11, 2019

    Mitch Garver (C-MIN) Garver went 1 for 1 with a home run and 3 walks Friday. What seemed like a possible position of weakness for the Twins entering the year Garver has been leading the Twins triple headed catching rotation...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 20, 2019

    Mookie Betts (OF-BOS) Betts went 2 for 4 with a double and home run Friday. 2019 has been a complete struggle thus far and even Friday's strong performance puts him at just a .216/.314/.432 line. He had been particularly cold...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 15, 2019

    Hunter Dozier (3B-KC) Dozier went 2-4 with 2 runs, an RBI and a walk Sunday. Don't look now but that's 4 multi hit games in a row for the former 8th overall pick of the 2013 MLB draft. Dozier, who...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6, 2019

    Jorge Polanco (MIN-SS) Polanco completed the first Cycle of 2019 going 5-5 and finishing it off with a double in the 7th inning. As the rest of the Twins offense generally slumped his only RBI and run scored came on...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 2, 2019

    Peter Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso went 1-5 with his first career home run Monday. Alonso launched a 444-foot shot in the 9th to give the Mets some insurance runs. Alonso forced his way to not only an opening day roster spot...

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    AL Player Analysis - March 30, 2019

    Matt Shoemaker (SP-TOR) Shoemaker was brilliant blanking the Tigers over 7 innings on just 2 hits while striking out 7. What a rebound for Shoemaker who only appeared in 21 games over the past 2 seasons due to injuries and...

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    AL Player Analysis - March 29, 2019

    Jordan Zimmerman (SP-DET) Zimmerman tossed 7 innings of 1 hit ball for the Tigers striking out 4. Zimmerman was perfect through 6 and 2/3 until Toeoscar Hernandez put one back up the middle that was ruled an infield single, as...

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    Preseason Prep - March 6, 2019

    Minnesota Twins Breakout for Max Kepler? Even though the Twins have added a slew of offseason acquisitions, Kepler is among several young holdovers who Minnesota is expecting to breakout after several league average years. If his 6-12 2 HR, 4-walk...

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    Preseason Prep - February 26, 2019

    Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton, 2019 Breakout? 5-5, 2 HR and 10 RBIs. That's what Byron Buxton has done in 2 spring training games thus far following a 3-3, 5 RBI day Monday. The damage has been done against guys who...