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    NL Player Analysis- September 16, 2020

    Brandon Woodruff-Brewers-SP Brandon Woodruff went 7 IP and gave up 3 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 5 K's against the Cardinals. Woodruff has backed up his breakout 2019 season with another strong year in 2020. He has a...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 10, 2020

    Dylan Bundy-Angels-SP Dylan Bundy went 7.1 IP and gave up 2 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 12 K's against the Rangers. Dundy now has a 2.48 ERA and 0.91 WHIP through nine starts. The difference between BAL to...

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    AL Week 7 Strategy-September 5, 2020

    In The Field 3B David Fletcher has been placed on the 10-day IL with an ankle injury. The Angels offense has been dismal and Fletcher had been one of the few bright spots. This means increased playing time for newly...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 2, 2020

    Nolan Arenado-Rockies-3B Nolan Arenado was 1-5 with a run scored against the Giants. Arenado is slashing .261/.313/.470 with 7 HR, 17 R, 20 RBI, and 0 SB. He's undergone a major change at the plate in his approach in the...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 27, 2020

    Kyle Seager-Mariners-3B Kyle Seager was 2-6 with 1 R, 1 BB, and 2 RBI in the doubleheader against the Padres. Seager is now hitting .292 with 5 HR, 18 R, 26 RBI, and 4 SB. The skills behind his strong...

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    AL Week 5 Strategy-August 22, 2020

    In The Field 2B D.J. LeMahieu has been placed on the 10-day IL and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a sprained thumb. He was on fire (.411/.456/.534) prior to the injury. The Yankees will play Tyler Wade at...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 19, 2020

    Luis Castillo-Reds-SP Luis Castillo went 3.1 IP and gave up 3 ER on 5 H, 2 BB, and 5 K's against the Royals. On the year, he has a 4.41 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. The WHIP sticks out for one...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 13, 2020

    Tyler Glasnow-Rays-SP Tyler Glasnow went 4 IP and gave up 5 ER on 8 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Red Sox. Through four starts he has a 7.04 ERA and 1.76 WHIP which is not what you...

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    AL Week 3 Strategy-August 9, 2019

    In The Field OF George Springer is considered day-to-day with a wrist injury. Manager Dusty Baker said nothing is broken or fractured which is a huge plus. Shohei Ohtani (elbow) returned to the lineup on Thursday and promptly went yard....

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    NL Player Analysis- August 5, 2020

    Zach Wheeler-Phillies-SP Zack Wheeler went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 6 H, 2 BB, and 2 K's against the Yankees. Wheeler was the Phillies top free-agent signing coming off back to back strong seasons for the Mets....

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    AL Player Analysis- July 30, 2020

    Ryan Yarbrough-Rays-SP Ryan Yarbrough went 6.1 IP and gave up 2 ER on 2 H, 3 BB, and 6 K's against the Braves. From an analytical point of view, there isn't much to point towards the success of Yarbrough who...

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    AL Week 1 Strategy-July 26, 2019

    In The Field OF Bryon Buxton (foot) made the Opening Day roster but wasn't in the lineup Friday night. He is expected to be ready at some point this weekend if not early next week. C Tom Murphy was placed...

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    Preseason Prep 2.0 - July 10, 2020

    Blue Jays Nate Pearson Before the shutdown, it was looking unlikely that Nate Pearson was going to make the major league club and was looking at a late-season call-up. The shortened season has given most teams a realistic shot at...

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    Preseason Prep - March 6, 2020

    Nate Pearson Hype Train Nate Pearson has been impressive in his limited Spring Training outings (3 IP, 6 K) which has only added to the hype train. The Blue Jays are not going to open the season with him in...

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    Preseason Prep - February 14, 2020

    Blue Jays Blue Jays Outfield Situation The Blue Jays barring any injuries are going into the season with a starting outfield of Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Teoscar Hernandez, and Randal Grichuk. All three have potential but they also have not lived...

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    Preseason Prep - February 8, 2020

    Nick Castellanos and Hyun-Jin Ryu find new homes while Vlad Guerrero Jr. gets in shape.

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    NL Player Analysis- September 24, 2019

    Keston Hiura-Brewers-2B Keston Hiura was 0-3 with 1 RBI against the Reds. Hiura is now hitting .298 AVG with 18 HR, 48 R, 48 RBI, and 9 SB in 78 games. This paces out to a hitter with a .290+AVG...

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    NL Week 27 Strategy-September 21, 2019

    In The Field OF Ender Inciarte could be back next week. He has been able to do some running. Inciarte is unlikely to return to an everyday role which severely limits his fantasy appeal. 1B Anthony Rizzo was able to...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 15, 2019

    Austin Meadows-Rays-OF Austin Meadows was 1-4 with an HR (31), 1 R, and 3 RBI against the Angels. Meadows is having a great fantasy season in which he is hitting .289 with 31 HR, 75 R, 87 RBI, and 11...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 11, 2019

    Will Smith-Dodgers-C Will Smith was 0-3 against the Orioles. Smith is hitting .265 with 13 HR, 23 R, 34 RBI, and 1 SB through 44 games at the major league level. He has shown plus power throughout his minor league...

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    NL Week 25 Strategy-September 8, 2019

    In The Field OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) has started jogging but is still a couple of weeks away from returning. OF Nick Markakis (wrist) has started throwing but hasn't hit yet. OF Austin Riley is playing in rehab games at...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 4, 2019

    Aaron Judge-Yankees-OF Aaron Judge was 1-4 with an HR (20), 1 R, and 2 RBI against the Rangers. Overall, this has been a disappointing season for Judge in terms of fantasy. He has missed a large part of the season...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 1, 2019

    Starling Marte-Pirates-OF Starling Marte was 1-4 with 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, and 1 CS against the Rockies. Marte just Kevin Newman has been hot over the past two weeks with a .357 AVG, 3 HR, 11 R, 9...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 27, 2019

    Mike Soroka-Braves-SP Mike Soroka went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 8 H, 0 BB, and 1 K against the Blue Jays. Soroka has been dominant this year with a 2.44 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 147.2 IP....

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    NL Week 23 Strategy-August 24, 2019

    In The Field OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) is likely going to miss the rest of the season which means that the Braves have an open outfield spot. In the time since Inciarte went on the IL the Braves have gone...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 18, 2019

    Rafael Devers-Red Sox-3B Rafael Devers was 4-5 with an HR (27), 2 R, and 4 RBI against the Orioles. Devers has been red hot over the past week hitting .519 with 2 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, and 0 SB....

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    AL Player Analysis- August 15, 2019

    Reynaldo Lopez-White Sox-SP Reynaldo Lopez went 5.1 IP and gave up 5 ER on 9 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Angels. Lopez has been a disappointment once again given his plus raw stuff. He has a 5.29...

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    NL Player Analysis- August 14, 2019

    Stephen Strasburg-Nationals-SP Stephen Strasburg went 5.2 IP and gave up 4 ER on 7 H, 3 BB, and 4 K's against the Reds. Strasburg has put together a very fine season (3.82 ERA and 1.09 WHIP) on top of a...

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    NL Week 21 Strategy-August 10, 2019

    In The Field OF Nick Markakis has been out with a fractured left wrist since July 27. The Braves have gone with OF Ronald Acuna, OF Ender Inciarte, and OF Adam Duvall has regulars since then. OF Austin Riley started...

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    AL Player Analysis- August 7, 2019

    Zach Plesac-Indians-SP Zach Plesac went 6 IP and gave up 0 ER on 5 H, 2 BB, and 7 K's against the Rangers. Plesac has pitched well in his short time in the majors. He has a 3.13 ERA and...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 28, 2019

    Matthew Boyd-Tigers-SP Matthew Boyd went 6.1 IP and gave up 1 ER on 3 H, 3 BB, and 10 K's against the Mariners. Boyd has had a breakout season this year in terms of production and skill development. He has...

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    NL Week 19 Strategy-July 27, 2019

    In The Field SS Dansby Swanson was placed on the 10-day IL with a heel injury. He is in the middle of a strong breakout season (.265 AVG, 17 HR/7 SB) so hopefully, this injury does not turn into something...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 21, 2019

    Ramon Laureano-Athletics-OF Ramon Laureano was 0-4 with 1 BB and 3 K against the Twins. Laureano came into the game hitting .583 with 3 HR, 11 R, 3 RBI, and 2 SB over the past week. He has been fantastic...

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    AL Week 18 Strategy-July 20, 2019

    In The Field C Jonathan Lucroy is expected to miss three weeks due to the fractured nose he suffered in the home plate collision with the Astros. SS Carlos Correa (ribs) has started a Triple-A rehab assignment and should be...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 14, 2019

    Jason Heyward-Cubs-OF Jason Heyward was 1-4 with an HR (15), 1 R, and 2 RBI against the Pirates. Heyward is having a strong season after largely being a disappointment for the Cubs. He has a .275 AVG with 15 HR,...

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    AL Week 16 Strategy-July 10, 2019

    In The Field OF Brian Goodwin has been on the 10-day IL with a right wrist contusion. Playing time is going to be scarce for Goodwin when he comes back with Upton, Trout, and Calhoun manning the outfield and Ohtani...