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    Rookies to Watch and Potential Landmines

    Rookies to Watch and Potential Landmines to Avoid

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    Hot Starts for Veterans: Should we buy them?

    Juan Soto-Nationals-OF Juan Soto was 2-4 with an HR (8), 1 R, and 1 RBI in the loss to the Mets. Through 33 GP, Soto is hitting .264 with 8 HR, 23 R, 11 RBI, and 3 SB. Overall it's...

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    NL Week 6 Strategy-May 7, 2022

    Injuries, Changes in Playing Time, Speculating Saves, and Adds for the week ahead.

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    West Coast Bounce Backs

    West Coast Bounce Backs (Rendon and Winker) and should we be concerned about J.D. Martinez?

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    Julio the Speed Demon

    Julio Rodriguez-Mariners-OF Julio Rodriguez was 1-3 with 2 SB against the Rays. Rodriguez has struggled out of the gate. He is hitting .194 with 0 HR, 8 R, 6 RBI, and 8 SB. The power has not been there due...

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    NL Week 4 Strategy-April 24, 2022

    Injuries, Changes in Playing Time, Speculating Saves, and Adds for the week ahead.

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    The Return of the Cookie Monster-April 21, 2022

    Carlos Carrasco returns to form. Is Paul Blackburn legit? Jordan Romano's league-leading 7th save.

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    Woodruff Bounces Back and Severino of Old-April 15, 2022

    Luis Severino-Yankees-SP Luis Severino went 5 IP and gave up 0 ER on 2 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Blue Jays. Severino is being eased back into the rotation after missing a lot of time in recent...

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    NL Week 2 Strategy-April 10, 2022

    All the important information from Week 1 including who to pick up for Week 2 and players to watch.

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    Preseason April 3, 2022

    Around the League Keston Hiura-Brewers-1B Keston Hiura is having a very strong spring. He is hitting for average (.409) and driving the baseball (4 HR and 1.545 OPS). He spent the offseason retooling his swing trying to get back to...

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    Preseason Prep March 13, 2022

    Around the League DJ LeMahieu-Yankees-1B/2B/3B DJ Lemahieu was a major disappointment last year. He followed up his breakout 2019 in NYY with another strong year in 2020 but came crashing back to earth last year with a .268 AVG, 10...

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    Preseason Prep-March 5, 2022

    Around the League Noah Syndergaard-Angels-SP Noah Syndergaard signed a one-year, $21 million deal with the Angels prior to the lockout. Syndergaard was able to make two appearances late last year as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He enters a...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 30, 2021

    Kyle Gibson-Phillies-SP Kyle Gibson went 4.1 IP and gave up 4 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Braves. Gibson has been one of the pleasant surprises this year. He has a 3.71 ERA and 1.22...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 26, 2021

    Kyle Tucker-Astros-OF Kyle Tucker was 0-4 with 2 K's against the Athletics. Tucker has been excellent this year but has really come on strong in the second half. Coming into today's game he was hitting .328 with 13 HR, 32...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 22, 2021

    Zack Wheeler-Phillies-SP Zack Wheeler went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 9 K's against the Orioles. Wheeler was the first pitcher to get to 200 IP which has immense value in of itself...

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    NL Week 26 Strategy-September 18, 2021

    In The Field OF A.J. Pollock (hamstring) is expected to start a rehab assignment soon. If there are no setbacks he should be able to return next week sometime. OF Brian Anderson had shoulder surgery on Tuesday and is out...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 12, 2021

    Juan Soto-Nationals-OF Juan Soto was 2-3 with 1 R and 2 BB against the Pirates. Soto has started the year slowly but has bounced back very nicely in the second half. He came into the game hitting .349 with 14...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 9, 2021

    Tyler O'Neill-Cardinals-OF Tyler O'Neill was 1-4 with an HR (25) against the Dodgers. O'Neill came into the game red hot in September (.357 AVG with 3 HR/1 SB). On the year, he is hitting .278 with 25 HR, 65 R,...

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    NL Week 24 Strategy-September 4, 2021

    In The Field 2B Ozzie Albies (knee) was not able to return to the lineup on Thursday but was back in there on Friday. 2B Nico Hoerner has been able to resume baseball activities. He has been shut down once...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 2, 2021

    Logan Webb-Giants-SP Logan Webb went 7 IP and gave up 1 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 10 K's against the Brewers. Webb has taken a major step forward this year. He has a 2.56 ERA and 1.09 WHIP...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 29, 2021

    Tylor Megill-Mets-SP Tylor Megill went 5 IP and gave up 2 ER on 1 H, 3 BB, and 5 K's against the Nationals. Megill has now made thirteen starts at the major league level and has a 4.04 ERA and...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 26, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani-Angels-DH Shohei Ohtani was 1-2 with an HR (41), 1, 1 RBI, and 2 BB against the Orioles. Ohtani has a .269 AVG with 41 HR, 83 R, 89 RBI, and 19 SB. He is on pace for a...

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    NL Week 22 Strategy-August 21, 2021

    In The Field OF Mookie Betts (hip) wants to return next week but that isn't going to be enough. His chronic hip is going to have to allow for that to happen. This is also an injury that he is...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 19, 2021

    Wander Franco-Rays-SS Wander Franco was 1-2 with 2 R and 1 BB against the Orioles. Franco is now hitting .259 with 6 HR, 29 R, 26 RBI, and 2 SB as a 20-year-old in the major leagues. He struggled initially...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 18, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani-Angels-SP Shohei Ohtani went 8 IP and gave up 1 ER on 6 H, 0 BB, and 8 K's against the Tigers. He also hit his 40th HR of the year. Ohtani has made 18 GS for the Angels...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 12, 2021

    A.J. Pollock-Dodgers-OF A.J. Pollock was 1-3 with 1 BB and 1 SB against the Phillies. Pollock now has a .314 AVG to go along with 14 HR, 38 R, 47 RBI, and 8 SB. He has stayed healthy for the...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 8, 2021

    Max Fried-Braves-SP Max Fried went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 7 H, 1 BB, and 5 K's against the Nationals. Fried has now made 19 starts and has a 3.91 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. He has an...

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    NL Week 20 Strategy-August 7, 2021

    In The Field OF Christian Yelich was activated on Saturday from the COVID IL. 2B Josh Van Meter (back) wasn't in the lineup on Friday is dealing with back spasms and is day-to-day. SS Trea Turner was with the team...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 4, 2021

    Logan Gilbert-Mariners-SP Logan Gilbert went 5 IP and gave up 3 ER on 4 H, 4 BB, and 6 K's against the Rays. Gilbert has now made 14 starts at the major league level and has a 4.14 ERA with...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 29, 2021

    Austin Meadows-Rays-OF Austin Meadows was 3-5 with 2 HR (20), 3 R, and 5 RBI against the Yankees. On the season, Meadows is hitting .243 with 20 HR, 59 R, 76 RBI, and 3 SB. His power has returned this...

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    NL Week 18 Strategy-July 24, 2021

    In The Field OF Mookie Betts (hip) is expected to miss all weekend as he deals with a hip injury which will put him at over a week of not playing but not on the injured list. Recently acquired OF...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 18, 2021

    Joe Musgrove-Padres-SP Joe Musgrove went 5 IP and gave up 4 ER on 8 H, 2 BB, and 3 K's against the Nationals. He has now made 18 starts and has a 3.14 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. The breakout season...

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    NL Week 16 Strategy-July 14, 2021

    In The Field 3B Brian Anderson (shoulder) has been able to do baseball activities without any setbacks. The Marlins haven't given a timeframe for a rehab assignment but it is trending in that direction. His return is going to push...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 11, 2021

    Luis Castillo-Reds-SP Luis Castillo went 5.1 IP and gave up 1 ER on 3 H, 6 BB, and 6 K's against the Brewers. Castillo now has a 4.65 ERA and 1.41 WHIP which is not bad considering his horrific start....

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    AL Player Analysis- July 7, 2021

    Trevor Larnach-Twins-OF Trevor Larnach was 1-3 with an HR (7) and 1 BB against the White Sox. Larnach is in the lineup most days and when he is starting he is batting third which is an indication of the Twins...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 4, 2021

    Joe Ross-Nationals-SP Joe Ross went 6.2 IP and gave up 3 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 11 K's against the Dodgers. Ross now has a 4.02 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through 16 starts. The skills have upticked this...