Menachem Greenfeld - Page 7

Menachem is a Mathematics major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and he has always had a passion for sports and statistics. He is originally from Cleveland and has followed baseball ever since the Indians ascended into relevance in the mid to late 90s. He continues to root for the Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers, through good times and bad.

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    Preseason Prep 03/22/2016

    White Sox Notes In my last article about two weeks ago, I wrote about Adam LaRoche potentially bouncing back, and whether or not he would see reduced playing time. Well, those issues are mute now. And without getting involved in...

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    Preseason Prep - 03/07/2016

    Indians Notes: Francisco Lindor, CLE Lindor enters the 2016 season as one of Cleveland's bright spots, not only because of his superior defense but also because of his incredible .313/.353/.482 slash and 12 HR's in 99 games in his rookie...

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    Preseason Prep - February 22, 2016

    The Indians Outfield: From Bad to Worse With Michael Bourn, Ryan Raburn and David Murphy no longer in the picture, the Indians outfield picture entering the season was basically Michael Brantley and two open doors. Being that Brantley is now...

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    AL Player Analysis - October 1, 2015

    Xander Boegarts, SS, BOS Boegarts has been one of the few bright spots for the Red Sox this season and has by far been the top fantasy SS in 2015 according to the ESPN player rater. While he does boast...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 25, 2015

    These are a few NL players who have dissappointed fantasy owners this season and what to expect going forward: Mat Latos, SP, FA Latos has been inconsistent all year, but he was atrocious in his short stint with the Dodgers,...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 22, 2015

    With only a couple weeks left in the season, many fantasy owners (especially in roto-leagues) may need to focus on one specific category. Here are some widely available players that may not be considered "all-around" but can used to help...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 17, 2015

    Here is a look at some of the fantasy disappointments in the AL this year, and what to expect looing forward: Greg Holland, RP, KC After back-to-back seasons with an ERA under 1.50 and a WHIP below 1.00, Holland has...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 10, 2015

    As I did last week for the NL, here are some candidates for fantasy MVP in the American League: Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC Cain has developed into one the best players in the American League, hitting .312 with 14 HR's,...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1, 2015

    As we head into the final month of the regular season, it's time to take a look at some of the candidates for 2015 fantasy MVP. These are not necessarily the best players overall, but players who have contributed the...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27, 2015

    Chris Bassitt, SP, OAK Bassitt finally had a rough outing, allowing 4 ER's on 7 hits and 5 BB's in 4.1 IP on Wednesday. This marked the first time in 10 starts that Bassitt allowed more than 3 ER's in...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 25, 2015

    Nathan Eovaldi, SP, NYY Eovaldi threw 8 shutout innings and struck out 7, making it back-to back outings with 7+ strikeouts. The problem is that the last time he struck out at least 7 before these two starts was back...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 18, 2015

    In honor of the Mets doing so well this year, and with a shout out to my Uncle Vernon, I have written about some of the players that have contributed to the Mets' playoff push, and what to expect from...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2015

    Michael Brantley, OF, CLE After a solid first half of the season, Brantley has picked it up a notch since the all-star break, slashing .390/.474/.610 thus far in the second half. He isn't on pace to match his numbers from...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2015

    Nori Aoki, OF, SF Since returning from the DL on July 27, Aoki has gone a measly 3-17 in 5 games. Some might take this to mean he is still recovering from injury, but I'm more inclined to say that...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2015

    With the MLB trade deadline looming, here are a few players whose fantasy values have been (or could be in the future) affected by trades: Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL Tulowitzki was traded from the Rockies to the Blue Jays late...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 28, 2015

    Adam Eaton, OF, CWS Eaton collected 3 hits including a 2B and a 3B on Monday finishing a HR away from the cycle. After a slow start to the season, Eaton is hitting .281/.358/.461 with 45 runs scored over his...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 21, 2015

    Marlon Byrd, OF, CIN Byrd continued his late-career power surge on Monday, hitting his 16th homerun of the season. He looks to reach 24 HR's or more for the 3rd year in a row, a mark he hadn't reached until...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 10, 2015

    Matt Holliday, OF, STL Holliday is nearing a return from the DL but will likely be used only as a pinch hitter immediately upon his return. Obviously, this means owners shouldn't expect to get much value from Holliday until after...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 6, 2015

    We've reached a point of the season where some players have been so dissappointing that there's really no way they can make it up to their fantasy owners. Here are 5 NL players that owners wish they hadn't invested so...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 30, 2015

    Cody Anderson, SP, CLE Anderson was excellent again for the Indians again on Monday, allowing only 1 ER on 2 hits in 8 IP. His 0.57 ERA through two big league starts is likely good enough to keep him in...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 23, 2015

    Dexter Fowler, OF, CHC Fowler sprained his ankle in Monday's game against the Dodgers and is considered day to day. Fowler has been relevant in mixed leagues this year thanks to his power-speed potential, as he already has 8 homeruns...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 16, 2015

    Joey Butler, OF, TB Butler continued his fantastic rookie campaign, going 2-4 with a BB on Monday and raising his season line to a remarkable .344/.378/.516 and giving him a .400 BA (24-60) over his last 15 games. There are...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 5, 2015

    Anthony Rendon, 2B, 3B, WAS Rendon finally made his 2015 debut on Thursday, batting second, and going 2-4 with 2 strikeouts. After being one of the breakout stars in 2014, Rendon has been one of the biggest disappointments thus far...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 2, 2015

    As I did last week with National League players, here are a few American League players that fantasy owners have to be happy with, and are well on their way to exceeded their draft day value. Chris Archer, SP, TB...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 29, 2015

    We've gotten far enough into the season where owners can begin to really appreciate some of the players who have helped them so far by outferporming their preseason draft positions. Some players could just be off to hot starts, but...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 21, 2015

    Dallas Keuchel, SP, HOU Keuchel had another dominating performance on Wednesday, allowing just one unearned in 7 IP while recording 14 outs on the ground, to improve to 6-0 on the season. His 6.40 K/9 remains low, but that shouldn't...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 19, 2015

    Corey Kluber, SP, CLE In case you still weren't sure after last week's 18 strikeout performance, Kluber showed once again that he's still among the elite pitchers in baseball, striking out 12 White Sox in 9 IP, while allowing 1...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 12, 2015

    Obudel Herrera, SS, OF, PHI Herrera hit his first career homerun on Monday, finishing 1-4 in the game with 3 strikeouts. Homeruns will likely be a rarity for Herrera, as he only hit 13 throughout 5 seasons in the minors....

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    AL Player Analysis - May 5, 2015

    Phil Hughes, SP, MIN Hughes allowed another 2 homeruns in his start against the A's on Monday, ultimately allowing 5 ER in 6 IP. He has now allowed 8 homeruns on the season, which has been the primary culprit behind...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 1, 2015

    Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN Dozier went 2-5 with his 2nd homerun of the season and collected 4 RBI on Thursday. He had gotten off to a bit of a slow start with only 1 HR and 1 SB coming into...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 29, 2015

    Victor Martinez, 1B, DET Martinez went 0-4 on Tuesday and is 4-27 over his last 8 games, leaving him with a .232 BA for the season. His strikeout rate and line drive rate are right around his career norms, so...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 28, 2015

    Steve Cishek, RP, MIA Cishek blew the save Monday allowing a three-run homer to Daniel Murphy and is now 1 of 3 in save chances. While his ERA sits at 11.37, he does have 6 strikeouts in 6.1 IP and...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 21, 2015

    Here are a few players that are off to hot starts which could very well continue throughout the season: Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE Bauer continued his early season dominance on Monday, throwing 7 shutout innings against the White Sox, only...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 14, 2015

    Sometimes early in the season people make quick judgements on players based on small sample sizes. The following are a few players whose performances so far have been a bit surprising, but not very likely to continue. Eddie Butler, SP,COL...

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    AL Player Notes - April 6, 2015

    Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS Buchholz was at the top of his game Monday, striking out 9 in seven shutout innings, only allowing three hits and one walk. The Phillies have one of the weaker lineups in baseball, but the outing...

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    "Aces" Still Available

    Opening Day is a hard time to find pitchers to stream, as most teams are sending out their ace and most aces aren't available on the waiver wire. However, several teams this year will be starting their season with pitchers...