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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    OF/C Eric Haase Slugs 2 more HR - June 6 2021

    Eric Haase (OF/C-DET) Haase smashed his 6th and 7th home runs of the Season Saturday. Anyone that took a chance on Haase a few weeks ago is reaping some strong power benefits as Haase has posted a .656 slug% thanks...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 2, 2021

    Patrick Wisdom (1B/3B-CHC) Wisdom slugged his 4th HR of the season among 2 hits and drove in 2. It would be hard to find a hotter hitter right now, but Wisdom has stepped for the Cubs and has now slugged...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 29, 2021

    Randall Grichuk (OF-TOR) Grichuk went 3-5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and an RBI. As much attention as the Young Blue Jay Bats have gotten perhaps no-one better then Grichuk has helped the team stay a float in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 18, 2021

    Taijuan Walker (SP-NYM) Walker left about 3 scoreless innings Monday night, but left due to left side tightness. Walker has been a steal for the Mets through 7 starts racking up 3 wins with a 2.05 ERA (2.92 FIP), a...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 15, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani (DH/SP-LAA) Ohtani went 2-4 with a double and a HR, his 11th of the season. He also struck out twice. Ohtani now has a very impressive .264/.309/.600 line and has developed into one of the premier power bats...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2021

    Bryce Harper (OF-PHI) Harper went 1 for 3 with a pair of walks with his 7th home run of the season. Since getting hit by a pitch almost two weeks ago, Harper has missed about a week's worth of games...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 7, 2021

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF-NYY) Stanton went 1-3 with his 9th home run of the season to extend his hitting streak. He is in the midst of an 12-game hitting streak that started April 23rd and has raised his average from .158...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 1, 2021

    American League Rookie Watch With almost one month in the books lets check in on some AL Rookies to see how they have fared Yermin Mercedes (C/DH -CWS) Mercedes went 1-3 Friday night. Mercedes has been one of the best...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 30, 2021

    Aaron Nola(SP-PHI) Nola allowed 3 ER on 4 hits over 6 innings, striking out 7.He made one bad pitch in this one serving up a pinch hit 3-run homer as he threw 56 of 80 pitches for strikes including 14...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 23 2021

    Akil Baddoo(OF-DET) Baddoo went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 strikeouts. Baddoo continues to deliver from a fantasy perspective and he has now racked up a 1.054 OPS with 4 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, 13...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 17 2021

    Michael Wacha(SP-TB) Wacha tossed 6 shutout innings allowing 1 hit while striking out 9. Its been 3 years since Wacha has been fantasy relevant, putting up a 3.20 with the Cardinals and there was hope that his signing with the...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 16 2021

    Pablo Sandoval(3B-ATL) Sandoval launched a pinch-hit 3 run homer Thursday, his 3rd pinch hit HR of the year. After a blistering spring where he hit .400 (with 0 HRs) in 40 at bats, Sandoval made the team but has been...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 2, 2021

    Byron Buxton (OF-MIN) Buxton had a 3-true outcomes type of day Thursday going 1-3 with a home run, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. He also stole a base. This still represents a great day for Buxton who has always tantalized...

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    Preseason Prep - March 23, 2021

    Oakland Athletics Chad Pinder a Top 2021 Utility Piece? Versatility is always important to a fantasy baseball team and every year managers scour to find that player that can provide good offense while filling in at multiple positions. If Spring...

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    Preseason Prep - March 3, 2021

    Minnesota Twins What to Make of Miguel Sano? As he approaches his 28th Birthday Fantasy Owners who have rostered Miguel Sano over the years should know exactly what they are getting - good walk numbers (11.7% career mark) good power...

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    Preseason Prep - February 24, 2021

    Minnesota Twins Can Luis Arraez challenge for the batting Title? On a team full of sluggers, Twins do it all Utility Player Luis Arraez may be one of the most valuable fantasy assets. While he exclusively played second base last...

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    Preseason Prep - February 17, 2020

    Minnesota Twins Byron Buxton..Finally? Byron Buxton evokes lots of feelings for fantasy Owners. The former second overall pick struggled during his first several years, before finally showing bursts in 2017 with 16 HR and 29 steals, only to miss almost...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 26, 2020

    Teoscar Hernandez (OF-TOR) Hernandez went 1 for 5 with 2 RBIs. After slugging 20+ home runs in each of the past 2 seasons with a average in the .230s Hernandez will most likely garner some MVP votes in 2020 as...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 12, 2020

    Blake Snell (SP-TB) Snell tossed 5 and 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 5 Friday. It has been an uneven season for Snell all around who has yet to complete 6 innings. He was on a pitch count early in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 4, 2020

    Pete Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso went 1 for 5 with his first career walkoff home run Thursday Night. After hitting 53 home runs a year ago his 2020 full season pace (8) puts him on the 35-home run mark; a steep...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 29, 2020

    Luke Voit (1B-NYY) Voit went 3-7 with 2 runs and a double Friday while hitting leadoff in both contests. Voit's .725 SLG% entering play Friday leads all of baseball by a wide margin and Voit has vaulted his way into...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 21, 2020

    Sam Hilliard (OF-COL) Hilliard went 4-5 with is first triple of the season Thursday. A trendy pre-season sleeper Hilliard had 6 hits all season entering play Thursday in 41 at bats and sported a 41% K rate. Hilliard has a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 18, 2020

    Randall Grichuk (OF-TOR) Grichuk went 2 for 5 hitting his 3rd home run of the season and driving in 4. After a slow start where he did not hit a home run until this past Friday, he now has 3...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 15, 2020

    Teoscar Hernandez (OF-TOR) Hernandez went 3-5 launching 2 more home runs and driving in 4. That gives Hernandez 3 multi-HR games and 7 total HR in just 3 weeks of play as well as 13 RBIs on the season, and...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 7, 2020

    J.T Realmuto (C-PHI) Realmuto went 2-4 with 3rd home run of the season and drove in 3. Realmuto had a monster series vs the Yankees going 6-11 with 5 runs, 2 HR and 5 RBIs and has been the Phillies...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 3, 2020

    Donovan Solano (2B-SF) Solano continued his white-hot season start by going 2-2 and drawing a pair of walks while scoring a run. Solano put up underwhelming numbers across parts of 4 season with the Marlins and 1 with the Yankees...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 1, 2020

    Spencer Turnbull (SP-DET) Turnbull threw 6 strong innings Friday allowing 2 ER on 3 hits while striking out 6 to pick up his first win of the 2020 season. He no-hit the Reds through 4 innings before giving up his...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 24, 2020

    Adam Eaton (OF-WSH) Eaton homered in his first at bat of the season Thursday, the only hit off Gerrit Cole over a 5-inning rain shortened game. The 31-year-old veteran put together his first injury-free season last year since 2016 and...

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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...