Paul Sauberer - Page 7

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 Notes- May 20, 2014

    Raul Ibanez- LAA- Cold- Ibanez was only hitting .148 and didn't start last night's game. His slow start can mostly be attributed to bad luck, with a BABIP of .181. He has had similar slow starts each of the previous...

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    NL Player Notes- May 13, 2014

    Aramis Ramirez- MIL- Stats- Ramirez turns 36 next month and this is the second time in 2 years that he has had left leg issues. His durability is definitely in question. Ramirez got off to a very good start due...

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    AL Player Notes- May 9, 2014

    Daniel Nava- BOS- Cold- Jackie Bradley, Jr. might not be tearing things up for the Red Sox but Nava's performance at AAA Pawtucket recently hasn't warranted serious contemplation of making a switch between the majors and minors. He went 1-for-3...

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    AL Player Notes- May 6, 2014

    Adam Jones- BAL- Caution- Jones has had a very poor start, with an average of .252 (despite a .322 BABIP) and a single homer in 29 games. This from a guy who hit 30+ in each of the previous 2...

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    NL Player Notes- April 29, 2014

    Andrew Heaney- MIA- FYI- Heaney has an extra day off before his next start on Thursday, due to an off day in AA Jacksonville's schedule. He will be coming off his first poor performance of the year. Last Friday he...

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    AL Player Notes- April 25, 2014

    Ben Zobrist- TB- Hot- After having his first hitless game in almost a week on Wednesday, Zobrist bounced back nicely yesterday. He went 3-for-4 with a walk to raise his average to .310. It was his 4th multi-hit game in...

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    AL Player Notes- April 22, 2014

    Chris Archer- TB- Hot- Archer pitched very well Saturday, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and walking none while striking out 4 in 6.2 IP. It was his 3rd quality start in his 4 outings this season, making his previous...

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    NL Player Notes- April 15, 2014

    Mike Fiers- MIL- Idea- I went to the Nashville Sounds game on Sunday and saw Fiers pitch. He was dominant, throwing 6.2 scoreless IP and allowing 5 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Of his 96 pitches, 60...

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    AL Player Notes- April 11, 2014

    Jim Johnson- OAK- Drop Value- Johnson is out as the Oakland closer after a bad start with his new team. He will be replaced by a committee that sounds like a cast of thousands. This isn't very surprising if you've...

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    NL Player Notes- April 1, 2014

    Adam Wainwright- STL- Caution- Wainwright threw 7 scoreless IP, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 9. However, he did have some control issues, with 43 of his 105 pitches being balls and walking 4 batters, mare than in any...

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    Preseason Prep- March 25, 2014

    Observations from the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues...Micro sample size edition...I went to yesterday's game between the Nationals and Marlins. It was good to see my first live game of the season, even if there was a constant drizzle. Of course,...

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    Preseason Prep- March 4, 2014

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues... Johan Santana- BAL- The Orioles signed Santana to a minor league deal. In workouts he was reportedly topping out in the 80s so he is not back to the dominant form he had...

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    Preseason Prep- February 17, 2014

    Notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues...as all pitchers and catchers have reported and position players for the Tigers, Phillies, Pirates, Cardinals and Mariners report today. Ryan Dempster- BOS- Dempster will not be pitching for the Red Sox or anyone...

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    Preseason Prep- February 13, 2014

    Observations from the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues...Pitchers and catchers will be reporting today for the Braves, Orioles, Cubs, Tigers, Angels, Padres and Nationals. Derek Jeter- NYA- The biggest news of yesterday was that the last of the Core Four will...

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    AL Player Notes- September 26th, 2013

    Dan Straily- OAK- Hot- Straily finished his season with a loss but it was a quality start. It was only the 4th quality start in his last 12 outings as he has gone through some regression to the mean. Straily...

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    AL Player Notes- September 25th, 2013

    Addison Reed- CHA- Cold- Reed blew his third save of the month, giving him a conversion rate of only 50% in the last month of the season. He came close to pulling it out, striking out 2 of the batters...

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    AL Player Notes- September 20th, 2013

    Tim Beckham- TB- Rookie- Beckham debuted as a pinch hitter and got a single in his first major league at bat. The pessimist would say he has nowhere to go but down. But that would be depressing. Realistically, Beckham hit...

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    NL Player Notes- September 18th, 2013

    Matt Harvey- NYN- Inj Update- If Harvey isn't going to stretch out his final surgery decision beyond the month of two reported then there isn't much further impact on next year. If he ends up having the surgery, then it...

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    AL Player Notes- September 13th, 2013

    A.J. Griffin- OAK- Hot- Griffin tossed his second quality start in 3 outings. He is still gaining help from good fortune as his ERA for the game was 1.29 while his 1-game FIP was 3.05 Griffin's Season differential between the...

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    NL Player Notes- September 10th, 2013

    Jean Segura- MIL- Stats- Segura has gone 15-for-55 in his last 13 games so he might be showing signs of reviving a bit from his second half slump. He has also swiped 2 bases in his last 5 games after...

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    AL Player Notes- September 4th, 2013

    Chris Sale- CHA- Caution- Sale had a quality start last night but his usage pattern is worrisome. He ended up throwing 114 pitches, a dozen of them in the 8th inning after it looked like he was tiring. Extending pitchers...

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    NL Player Notes- September 3rd, 2013

    Henderson Alvarez- MIA- Hot- Alvarez threw his first quality start in his last 5 outings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 3 in 6 IP. Prior to his cold streak he had thrown 5...

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    AL Player Notes- August 30th, 2013

    Jason Vargas- LAA- Hot- Vargas has now tossed two straight quality starts and appears over the blood clot issue that landed him on the DL earlier this season. He threw 7 shutout innings yesterday, allowing just 2 hits and 3...

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    AL Player Notes- August 27th, 2013

    Nate Freiman- OAK- Rookie- Frieman, possibly the tallest ever major league position player at 6' 8", reached base three times last night, singling as a pinch hitter and walking twice after staying in as the DH. Freiman has managed to...

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    Ryan Doumit- MIN- Hot- Doumit is 10-for-31 with 2 homers in 7 games since coming back from the concussion DL. The time off didn't slow him down at all. In fact, he has picked up his game. In the first...

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    AL Player Notes- August 15th, 2013

    Jason Giambi- CLE- Old Player- Giambi still has some pop in his bat on the rare occasion he gets to play. He went 2-for-3 with a homer, walk, 2 runs and 3 RBI. The homer was his 8th of the...

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    NL Player Notes- August 14th, 2013

    Ethan Martin- PHI- Rookie- Martin gave up 3 runs in 5 IP and took the loss yesterday. He walked 2, his lowest total so far in 3 major league starts. Control will be the key to Martin's eventual success or...

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    AL Player Notes- August 9th, 2013

    Mark Reynolds- CLE- Drop Value- Reynolds was designated for assignment yesterday but there is a good chance he will catch on with another team soon. That team could be Baltimore. The Orioles' DHs have hit a collective .210 with 16...

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    NL Player Notes- August 7th, 2013

    Wilmer Flores- NYN- Rookie- It wasn't an auspicious debut for Flores, who went 0-for-4 and committed an error last night. He was hitting .321 with 15 homers in 463 ABs at AAA Las Vegas when he was called up. Flores...

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    AL Player Notes- August 2nd, 2013

    Elvis Andrus- TEX- Hot- Andrus extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 1-for-4. He is 17-for-51 in that span. This may e a continuation of some regression to the mean. Last month, Andrus hit .287 after a mark...

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    NL Player Notes- July 31st, 2013

    Brian Wilson- SF- FYI- Wilson had been working out in front of people connected with the Giants but ended up heading to southern California, but not to be one of the Beach Boys. He signed with the arch rival Dodgers....

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    AL Player Notes- July 26th, 2013

    Jake Peavy- CHA- Hot- In what could have been his last start as a White Sox (or is it White Sock?) Peavy allowed 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 in 7 IP to run his record to...

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    NL Player Notes- July 24th, 2013

    Tim Lincecum-SF-Cold- When Lincecum needed 148 pitches to throw a no hitter that was a sign that his stuff wasn't back to form yet. Although only 52 of those pitches were balls he still allowed 4 walks in his 9...

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    NL Player Notes- July 10th, 2013

    Wily Peralta- MIL- Hot- For someone who threw a 3-hit shutout last night, Peralta wasn't as impressive as his line looks. He threw 113 pitches, 71 of them for strikes. After the first 4 IP, though, Peralta had thrown 29...

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    NL Player Notes- July 6th, 2013

    Giancarlo Stanton- MIA- Cold- Stanton has cooled off since the calendar flipped to July. He is 2-for-18 in the early days of the month, with no extra base hits. Stanton has drawn 5 walks in 5 games already this month,...