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 13, 2021

    Lance McCullers- P- HOU- Hot- McCullers threw his 4th quality start in his last 5 games. In the other he came close, allowing 4 ERs in 6.2 IP. McCullers has a 2.73 ERA, 9.71 K/9, and 1.18 WHIP in those...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 11. 2021

    Shohei Ohtani- DH- LAA- Caution- Ohtani hit his 44th homer of the season to continue his assault on major league pitchers. As a pitcher himself, though, his results were not as impressive. The Astros tagged him for 6 runs on...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 8, 2021

    Christian Yelich- OF- MIL- Hot- Yelich went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 RBI, and run scored. He has been looking more like the MVP of the past over the past few weeks. Since August 12 Yelich has gone 32-for 93...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 1, 2021

    Victor Robles- OF- WAS- Drop Value- With the emergence of Lane Thomas, Robles has seen a lot of bench time with the Nationals lately. Yesterday they decided it would be better for him to see regular playing time at AAA...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 25, 2021

    Carlos Correa- SS- HOU- Hot- Correa went 2-for-3 with a walk and 2 RBI last night. In his last 7 games he is 10-for-26 with 5 walks, 7 runs, 4 RBI, a double, and a triple. There could be some...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 23, 2021

    Odubel Herrera- OF- PHI- Hot- Herrera has had some nagging injuries this season and has been out of the occasional game this month. When he's been in recently, though, he's produced. Yesterday Herrera went 4-for-5 with a homer, 3 RBI,...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 15, 2021

    Chris Sale- P- BOS- Hot- Sale had a favorable matchup in his first MLB appearance in 2 years + 1 day. He didn't waste it, holding the Orioles to 2 runs on 6 hits and no walks while striking out...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 8, 2021

    Austin Gomber- P- COL- Hot- Gomber bounced back from a poor start to record his 3rd quality start in 4 outings since coming off the IL. He threw 6 shutout IP, allowing 5 hits, walking no one, and struck out...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 3, 2021

    Jon Gray- P- COL- Stats- Gray had been the subject of trade rumors before Friday but ended up staying put in Colorado. He has been very consistent in 2021. Gray has allowed more the 3 earned runs in only 3...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 2, 2021

    Ryan Mountcastle- 3B- BAL- Hot- Mountcastle went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored, and RBI. This follows a 3-for-5 performance on Saturday. Since July 21 he is 11-for-35 with 3 homers, 5 runs scores, and 6 RBI. Mountcastle's Statcast numbers...

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    NL Player Analysis- Trade Deadline Issue- July 31, 2021

    Kris Bryant- 3B- CHC-Trade- Bryant heads to the Giants in a last-minute deal. Although Bryant has hit 7 homers at Wrigley Field and 11 on the road he is still likely to see a negative effect on his power due...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 26, 2021

    Adam Frazier- 2B- PIT- Trade- Frazier exited yesterday's game early and reports emerged that he was traded across the continent to San Diego. His .324/.388/.448 slash line may take a bit of a hit. Frazier trades a home park that...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 23, 2021

    Paul Goldschmidt- 1B- STL- Hot-Goldschmidt went 0-for-2 snapping his 16-game hitting streak. However, he walked twice, which kept him with a string of 19 games reaching safely. He has gone 26-fir73 in this stretch, walking 11 times, slugging 5 homers,...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 18, 2021

    Randal Grichuk- OF- TOR- Stats- Grichuk has put up consistently decent power numbers this season. He has 17 homers for the year, with 5 in April and June, 4 in May, and 3 so far in July. His other production...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2021

    J.T. Realmuto- C- PHI- Cold- Realmuto went 1-for-4 yesterday with a triple. It was his first extra base hit since June 20. Since that date Realmuto has gone 4-for-38, striking out 8 times and walking twice. He has seen his...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 22, 2021

    Rhys Hoskins- 1B- PHI- Hot- Hoskins has had a power surge over the last few days, slugging 3 homers in his last 4 games. He now has 15 homers for the season so is pretty much on track to reach...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 20, 2021

    Adam Wainwright- P- STL- Stats- Wainwright's start got pushed to today with the rainout yesterday. He has pitched on 5 days' rest in 9 of his 13 starts this season and that might help explain why he has put up...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 14, 2021

    Josh Harrison- 2B- WAS- Hot- Harrison went 4-for-4 with a double yesterday and was 6-for-8 with 3 doubles in the three games between Saturday and Sunday. He is now slashing .279/.354/.399. Harrison's Exit Velocity of 86.9, Barrel% of 4.6%, and...

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    AL Player Analysis- June 10, 2021

    Kyle Gibson- P- TEX- Hot- After not lasting long enough to pick up a quality start last time out (no runs allowed but only 5.1 IP) Gibson was back on form yesterday afternoon. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits...

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    NL Player Analysis- June 6, 2021

    Jonathan India- 3B- CIN- Hot- India went 2-for-4 with a homer, double, and walk yesterday. He has collected 2 hits in 4 of the last 5 games where he started, with 2 homers, 4 runs, 3 RBI, and a steal....

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    AL Player Analysis- May 22, 2021

    Isaiah Kiner-Falefa- SS- TEX- Hot- Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 last night and swiped 2 bases. That boosted him into a double digit total of 10 for the season and second highest total in the majors. IKF has added a career-high 5...

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    NL Player Analysis- May 20, 2021

    Kolten Wong- 2B- MIL- Hot- Wong has had a tendency in his career to be streaky so when he does something good, it can be worthwhile to try and jump on the train for a while. Yesterday he went 3-for-5...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 16, 2021

    Willie Adames- SS- TB- Hot- Adames went 1-for-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs, and 2 RBI yesterday. For the season, he is only slashing .187/.237/.341. Adames does have 4 homers. There are positives to his Statcast numbers, with what would...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 9, 2021

    Cavan Biggio- 2B- TOR- Hot-Biggio went 1-for-2 with 2 walks and his third homer of the season. Over the past 3 games he is 5-for-9 with 3 walks and no strikeouts. Regression to the mean is kicking in as his...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 8, 2021

    Yu Chang- SS- CLE- Caution- Chang has been playing 1B this season but with a .140 average he may not be playing much more. With Jake Bauers hitting .180 the Indians may take a look at Albert Pujols. With 5...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 2, 2021

    Andrew Benintendi- OF- KC- Hot- Benintendi had a miserable 2020, slashing .103/.314/.128 in 14 games for the Red Sox. His .182 BABIP didn't help but his Exit Velocity of 85.1 and HardHit% of 26.1% were career lows. Benintendi had a...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 25, 2021

    Salvador Perez- C- KC- Stats- Perez has put up extreme reverse platoon numbers over the past two seasons. Before that his lefty/righty numbers weren't that far apart. So far in 2021 Perez has yet to get a hit against southpaws...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 19, 2021

    Shane Bieber- P- CLE- Great Player- Bieber is the first pitcher since 1893 to record double digits in strikeouts in his first 4 starts of the season. Those four starts have all been of the quality variety and he has...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 17, 2021

    Zach Davies- P- CHC- Caution- Davies had control issue in the Cactus League, walking 9 in 16.2 IP. This has continued since the games started to count. After issuing 3 free passes in 4 IP yesterday he has now walked...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 12, 2021

    Anthony Rizzo- 1B- CHC- Cold- Rizzo went 0-for-4 yesterday and his average sits at an anemic .133. This is primarily an effect of his microscopic .125 BABIP. Rizzo has a Batting EYE of 0.83. His Exit Velocity of 89.8 and...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 11, 2021

    Randy Arozarena- OF- TB- Stats- Arozarena went 3-for-5 with his first homer of the season. He is now hitting .333 for the season, but there are some concerning things below that number in the early going. With a strikeout yesterday,...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 4, 2021

    Joc Pederson- OF- CHC- Idea- Pederson had reverse splits in the short season of 2020. That was unusual for him, as he posted a slash line of .252/.349/.571 against RHP in the last full season of 2019. Given a more...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 4, 2021

    Joc Pederson- OF- CHC- Idea- Pederson had reverse splits in the short season of 2020. That was unusual for him, as he posted a slash line of .252/.349/.571 against RHP in the last full season of 2019. Given a more...

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    Preseason Prep- March 14, 2021

    The Brewers have a new/old face returning to their lineup and also a dominating back end of the bullpen that may be somewhat flexible. They are hoping those parts will help them compete in a wide open NL Central. Lorenzo...

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    Preseason Prep- February 13, 2021

    Ch-ch-ch-Changes Every offseason sparks the words of the old David Bowie song in my mind. This year is no different. Brewers- Infield changes- Milwaukee may have a completely new infield lineup than what they ended with in 2020. Daniel Robertson-...

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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...