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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    McKenzie continues hot pitching striking out 7 over 6 innings - September 15, 2021

    Triston McKenzie (SP-CLE) McKenzie allowed 1 ER over 6 innings, striking out 7 Tuesday against the Twins Tuesday. It has truly been a tale of 2 seasons for the young right-hander as his ERA sat at 6.11 after getting shelled...

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    Freddy Peralta Strikes out 8 in another strong Brewers Pitching Performance - August 11, 2021

    Freddy Peralta (SP-MIL) Peralta picked up his 9th win Tuesday allowing 2 ER over 5.1 innings, striking out 8. Peralta has been a breakout Star of 2021 and is part of a lethal Brewers Pitching staff as he has compiled...

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    Mike Moustakas has 3 XBH hits in first Game in over 2 Months - August 7, 2021

    Mike Moustakas (2B/3B-CIN) Moustakas went 3-4 with 3 doubles Friday night. Playing in his first game since May 18 he made a big impact and owns a .264/.352/.484 line on the season. The veteran only hit .230 last year in...

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    Dylan Bundy Turns in Best Outing of Season with 6.1 Shutout Innings - August 6, 2021

    Dylan Bundy (SP-BAL) Bundy threw 6 and 1/3 shutout innings Thursday, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6. While he was facing a weak Rangers lineup since Joey Gallo departed, Bundy was able to easily turn in his strongest start...

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    Twins Trade Jose Berrios to Blue Jays for Top Prospects - July 31, 2021

    With the Tradeline Passed, Lets take a look at some moves happening across the American League: Jose Berrios (SP-TOR) The Twins Traded Berrios to the Blue Jays Friday Afternoon for a pair of Prospects. Berrios has put together a...

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    Jorge Soler slugs 2 HR to Lead Royals - July 26, 2021

    Jorge Soler (OF-KC) Soler went 3-4 with a pair of solo HRs. The effort raised his season slash .190/.287/.364 and he has been one of the bigger fantasy disappointments of the season as he has just 11 HR so far-...

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    Jake Cronenworth Cycle powers Padres in Slugfest- July 17, 2021

    Jake Cronenworth (1B/2B - SD) Cronenworth hit for the Cycle Friday going 4-5 for in the Padres slugfest. The first time All Star has followed up last years breakout season with another strong effort, as the game raised his season...

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    Frankie Montas continues hot stretch of Pitching, Shuts Down Astros - 7/9/21

    Frankie Montas (SP-OAK) Montas allowed 1 ER in 6.2 innings, striking out 10. He looked strong in this one generating 18 swinging strikes and 6 groundballs. His 4.41 ERA is a little high but he has really been undone by...

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    Kikuchi Shines again as Surprising Mariners Keep Winning - July 2, 2021

    While the Roster may not be as star studded as other Teams, The Mariners continue to win. Let's check out how some of their Key Contributors have been doing following their 7-2 win Thursday. Yusei Kikuchi (SP-SEA) Kikuchi continued his...

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    Pirates Rookie Max Kranick tosses 5 Perfect Innings in MLB Debut - June 6 2021

    Max Kranick (SP-PIT) Kranick made his major league debut for the Pirates, firing 5 perfect innings, striking out 3. The Rookie wasn't afforded a shot at perfection as a lengthy rain delay forced the Pirates to go to the bullpen....

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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...