Paul Sauberer

Paul Sauberer is one of the original Fantistics Analysts. Paul is a diehard fantasy baseball fan with political aspirations. Paul's earliest baseball memories are of the expansion Senators in the 1960s and his father buying him an entire box of 1969 Topps baseball cards. The Senators are no longer and the cards are definitely no longer in mint condition, but Paul's love of baseball continues. He transferred allegiance to the Orioles after the Senators left town and enjoyed the glorious times of the Birds in the 1970s. During that time, he also discovered table top baseball games (before "Rotisserie" meant anything outside of something to do with food) and that has led to decades of crunching numbers and following major league performances. Paul reacquainted himself with the Senators, now the Texas Rangers, while going to college in Texas and remains a Rangers' fan today, even after living on Long Island for 14 years with his wife and two children. Paul knows his baseball!

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    AL Player Analysis- September 24, 2020

    David Fletcher- 3B- LAA- Hot- Fletcher went 3-for-4 with a walk yesterday. His slash line for the shortened season stands at .316/.377/.420. Fletcher has excellent plate discipline, with a Batting EYE of 0.83, almost as good as his 0.86 in...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 20, 2020

    Darin Ruf- 1B- SF- Stats- After 3 seasons in Korea Ruf has had a decent return to MLB. He is slashing .282/.363/.542 with 4 homers in 80 PAs. Ruf has gone against career trends in having reverse platoon splits this...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 13, 2020

    Ian Anderson- P- ATL- Hot- Anderson bounced back from his first rough outing to post his 3rd quality start in 4 appearances this season. He threw 7 shoutout IP and gave up 1 hit while walking 3 and striking out...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 7, 2020

    Elieser Hernandez- P- MIA- Injury Update- Hernandez was moved to the 60 Day IL due to his lat strain, which effectively ends his season. He had put up some solid numbers in his 6 starts in 2020, with a 3.16...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 7, 2020

    Elieser Hernandez- P- MIA- Injury Update- Hernandez was moved to the 60 Day IL due to his lat strain, which effectively ends his season. He had put up some solid numbers in his 6 starts in 2020, with a 3.16...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 6, 2020

    Chris Paddack- P- SD- Cold- Paddack continued a pattern of inconsistency. The A's scored 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk in 4.2 IP. Over his past 5 starts he has alternated bad and good. In the 3 bad...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 27, 2020

    Eloy Jimenez- OF- CHW- Hot- Jimenez extended his hit streak to 7 games by going 2-for-3. He is slugged his 3rd homer of the streak. Jimenez has batted .464 in this span and had multiple hits 5 times. Since August...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 23, 2020

    Hector Neris- RP- PHI- Drop value- With Brandon Workman being acquired by the Phillies it looks like Neris is no longer the closer. He entered last night's game with a 2-run lead in the 8th. He exited after getting just...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 17, 2020

    Jake Cronenworth- SS- SD- Idea- Somewhat lost in the 21st century version of Fernando(Tatis)mania going on in San Diego, Cronenworth has been putting up solid numbers in his rookie season. He is slashing .306/.358/.592 overall. Cronenworth is better against RH...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 15, 2020

    Nick Senzel- OF- CIN- Idea- Senzel has been on a roll in the last couple of games. Today the Reds will be facing Steven Brault, who had a .270/.368/.454 slash line against RH hitters in 2019. Senzel posted a .316/.371/.526...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 13, 2020

    Chance Sisco- C- BAL- Idea- In a season where hot streaks are valuable commodities, Sisco is on a tear. After going 2-for-4 last night with a homer, run scored, and 3 RBI he is now slashing .381/.536/.762. Sure, his BABIP...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 9, 2020

    Rhys Hoskins- 1B- PHI- Idea- Hoskins put up disappointing numbers overall in 2019, but his performance against southpaws was solid. He posted a .261/.444/.536, with 9 homers and 45 walks in 188 PAs. Max Fried did not shine against RH...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 30, 2020

    Brian Goodwin- OF- LAA- Idea- Over his career Goodwin has had reverse splits, posting a slash line of .268/.342/.500 against southpaws. Marco Gonzales experience reverse splits himself in 2019, with LH hitters having a .302/.341/.478 slash line against him. That...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 26, 2020

    Joey Votto- 1B- CIN- Idea- In 2019 Votto hit 14 of his 15 homers against RH pitching and posted a .268/.361/.453 slash line against them. He has 2 homers in the 2020 season already (although only 1 is against a...

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    Preseason Prep- July 14, 2020

    New Home, Sweet Home for the Rangers Every team is heading into unfamiliar territory in this unusual season but the Texas Rangers have another uncertainty facing them. They are moving across the parking lot from Globe Life Park to Globe...

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    Preseason Prep- March 17, 2020

    St. Patrick's Day would be the day when teams joined the A's in wearing green uniforms. Unfortunately COVID19 is preventing any team from wearing any uniform The latest speculation puts the earliest that the 2020 Major League regular season can...

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    Preseason Prep- February 25, 2020

    Who's Taking the Mound in Charm City? Once you get past Alex Cobb and John Means the rotation is wide open in Baltimore. Three are at least 7 candidates for the last three spots. Here is some info about a...

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    Preseason Prep- February 10, 2020

    Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow for the Rangers. Pitching was where Texas made the most noise in the offseason, particularly in their rotation. Corey Kluber was their biggest acquisition in a trade with the Indians. He had a lost season...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 22, 2019

    Willy Adames- SS- TB- Idea- Given his .298/.366/.470 slash line against RH pitching, Adames is underpriced in games where he will face them. With Nathan Eovaldi struggling even after spending some time in the rotation, and posting a .281/.365/.413 slash...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 22, 2019

    Willy Adames- SS- TB- Idea- Given his .298/.366/.470 slash line against RH pitching, Adames is underpriced in games where he will face them. With Nathan Eovaldi struggling even after spending some time in the rotation, and posting a .281/.365/.413 slash...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 9, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has put up a .325/.364/.525 slash line in a small 40 AB sample against southpaws. Patrick Sandoval had a .277/.365/.415 slash line against LH hitters in the minors. This makes Freeman the better chance...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 9, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has put up a .325/.364/.525 slash line in a small 40 AB sample against southpaws. Patrick Sandoval had a .277/.365/.415 slash line against LH hitters in the minors. This makes Freeman the better chance...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 5, 2019

    Colin Moran- 3B- PIT- Idea- Moran has been hot lately and for the season has a .287/.339/.457 slash line against RH pitching. Elieser Hernandez has had trouble with LH hitters, reflected in his .267/.356/.603 slash line against them. For the...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 1, 2019

    Kolten Wong- 2B- STL- Idea- The Cardinals will be facing Tyler Mahle in the first game of today's doubleheader. He has a slash line of .295/.350/.553 against LH hitters. Wong brings a .277/.370/.411 slash lien against RH pitchers into the...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 25, 2019

    Miguel Cabrera- 1B-DET- Idea- Miggy isn't the superstar he once was, but he owns a solid .333/.391/.551 slash line against southpaws. Martin Perez has a lackluster .277/.354/.454 slash line against RH hitters. The veteran Cabrera has an advantage here. Value...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 19, 2019

    David Peralta- OF- ARI- Idea- Peralta owns a slash line of .291/.356/.504 against RH pitchers. Chi Chi Gonzalez has a .333/.471/.667 slash line against LH hitters. Although that is in a small sample size of 9.1 IP, Gonzalez has not...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 17, 2019

    Marco Hernandez- 2B- BOS- Idea- Hernandez has performed well against RH pitchers this season, with a .333/.357/.407 slash line against them. Alex Wojciechowski has had difficulties with LH hitters over his career, with a .300/.376/.604 slash line against them. This...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 12, 2019

    Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.- OF- TOR- Idea- The rookie has had very good results against RH pitching with a .300/.372/.509 slash line against them. With Ariel Jurado bringing reverse splits of a .292/.340/.505 slash line against RH hitting, that makes Guerrero...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 8, 2019

    Brian McCann- C- ATL- Idea- McCann had the day off yesterday so he is likely to take his .288/.356/.482 slash line against RH pitchers into tonight's lineup. Elieser Hernandez has a .293/.387/.553 slash line in 47.2 career IP against LH...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 4, 2019

    Cesar Hernandez- 2B- PHI- Idea- Hernandez has posted a solid .307/.361/.459 slash line against RH pitching. Reynaldo Lopez has a .296/.376/.519 slash line against LH hitting. The switch-hitting Hernandez can exploit this matchup. Value Play- Draft Kings salary $3800 Cole...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 28, 2019

    Jason Castro- C- MIN- Idea- It's Sunday and he was off yesterday so there's a good chance Castro will be in the lineup. He brings a slash line of .277/.354/.569 against RH pitching to the matchup with Dylan Covey and...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 21, 2019

    Daniel Murphy- 1B- COL- Idea- Murphy owns a .313/.395/.478 slash line against southpaws. James Paxton has reverse splits in a limited sample size against LH hitters this season. His career slash line against them, though, also shows reverse splits with...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2019

    Nick Markakis- OF- ATL- Idea- Markakis has a .293/.378/.466 slash line against RH pitchers. Lefthanded hitters have a SLG of .503 against Zach Eflin and he has given up 10 homers in 42.2 IP against them. Markakis has hit all...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 1, 2019

    Jason Heyward- OF- CHC- Idea- Heyward has a very solid .291/.388/.521 slash line against RH pitchers. Trevor Williams brings a .294/.336/.431 slash line against LH hitters into the matchup. That makes it heavily favor Heyward. Value Play- Draft Kings salary...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 30, 2019

    Mike Freeman- 2B- CLE- Idea- Freeman has a .294/.413/.471 slash line against RH pitching. Gabriel Ynoa owns a .286/.335/.513 career slash line against LH hitting. This makes Freeman the better bet for a solid performance. He is also eligible at...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 16, 2019

    David Peralta- OF- ARI- Idea- Peralta brings a slash line against RH pitchers of .303/.350/.564 to face Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez has a slash line of .267/.357/.564 against LH hitters and has allowed 7 homers in 24.2 IP against them. Give...