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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    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...

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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...