Tyler Maher

Tyler is a lifelong Red Sox fan who was in the right field bleachers for David Ortiz's epic grand slam in the 2013 ALCS. He graduated from Tufts University two years later with degrees in Economics and English and currently works in finance. He has been a fantasy writer and editor for MLB.com since 2016 while also contributing to RotoWire and BaseballProspectus. He's always looking to scratch his fantasy itch, so if you need someone to fill a league he'd appreciate it if you reached out. Follow him on @PlanetMaherz

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    Albert Pujols is going out with a bang - October 3, 2022

    Albert Pujols continued his late-season tear on Sunday by going 2-for-2 with a double, a homer, two runs, and three RBIs against the Pirates. Pujols remains in vintage form as the regular season winds down, socking his 14th double and...

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    Is Sandy Alcantara the best pitcher in the National League? - October 1, 2022

    Sandy Alcantara settled for the tough-luck loss on Friday as he was outdueled in a 1-0 loss to the Brewers by Corbin Burnes. Alcantara did his best, though, firing eight innings of one-run ball while giving up five hits and...

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    Is Marcell Ozuna officially washed up? - September 27, 2022

    Oneil Cruz enjoyed the first four-hit game of his career on Monday, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored against the Reds. The 23-year-old rookie shortstop paced Pittsburgh's 8-3 win from the leadoff spot, leading all players in hits and runs....

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    Is Mike Trout still playing at an MVP level? - September 26, 2022

    Mike Trout had another amazing day at the plate on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a solo homer, three runs scored, and a walk against the Twins. Trout flexed his power muscles with a trio of extra-base hits, including...

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    Is Adley Rutschman living up to the hype? - September 24, 2022

    Adley Rutschman went 3-for-3 with a double, a homer, two runs, two RBIs, a walk, and a stolen base against the Astros on Friday. Rutschman stuffed the stat sheet, falling a triple shy of the cycle while powering Baltimore to...

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    Where has Ronald Acuna Jr.'s power gone? - September 18, 2022

    Ronald Acuna Jr. carried the Braves to victory on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and four RBIs against the Phillies. Acuna plated all four of Atlanta's runs in its 4-3 win over Philadelphia. The leadoff man started...

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    Alek Manoah continues to lead Blue Jays rotation - September 3, 2022

    Alek Manoah dominated the Pirates on Friday, throwing 7 1/3 shutout innings with six strikeouts en route to his 13th win. He also allowed five hits and a walk. Manoah was excellent in his first start of September, logging his...

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    Can Chris Morel put his recent slump behind him? - August 31, 2022

    Cal Quantrill earned a victory over the Orioles on Tuesday, allowing just one run on one hit and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings. Quantrill was nearly unhittable against Baltimore, which is unusual for a pitcher who pitches...

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    Ian Happ propels Cubs to extra-innings victory - August 27, 2022

    Ian Happ single-handedly willed the Cubs to victory over the Brewers on Friday, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Happ accounted for all four of Chicago's runs in its 4-3 victory over Milwaukee with his go-ahead two-run...

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    Is Triston McKenzie a fantasy ace? - August 20, 2022

    Kevin Gausman pitched a gem against the Yankees on Friday, tossing seven scoreless innings with four hits and one walk while striking out seven. Gausman dominated New York's reeling lineup at Yankee Stadium, throwing 58 of his 86 pitches for...

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    Mookie Betts powers Dodgers to 12th straight win - August 14, 2022

    Mookie Betts paced the Dodgers' 13-3 rout of the Royals on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Betts led Los Angeles to its 12th straight win with a huge game from the leadoff spot, setting...

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    Paul Goldschmidt continues to build MVP case - August 12, 2022

    Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and three RBIs against the Rockies on Thursday. After a quiet pair of games at Coors Field, Goldschmidt erupted in the series finale slugfest by falling a triple shy...

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    Alcantara Goes The Distance (Again) - August 4, 2022

    Sandy Alcantara fired a complete-game shutout against the Reds on Wednesday, scattering six hits and one walk while striking out three. It was an efficient outing for Alcantara, who threw 75 of his 105 pitches for strikes and induced a...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - August 1, 2022

    Hunter Renfroe went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Red Sox on Sunday, accounting for both of the Brewers' runs in their 7-2 loss at Fenway Park. Renfroe was pretty much the only bright spot for Milwaukee on Sunday...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - July 30, 2022

    Aaron Judge powered the Yankees to another win on Friday, going 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs in an 11-5 rout of the Royals. New York was actually losing before erupting for eight runs in the bottom of the...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - July 26, 2022

    Nick Lodolo cruised to a win over the Marlins on Monday, limiting Miami to a pair of unearned runs on five hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings. The 24-year-old rookie southpaw evened his record at 3-3...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - July 23, 2022

    Aaron Judge slugged the Yankees to a 7-6 win over the Orioles on Friday, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Judge broke the scoreless tie with a three-run blast in the top of the third, then swatted...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - July 17, 2022

    Aaron Judge went 3-for-3 with two homers, three runs, three RBIs, and a walk against the Red Sox on Saturday. Judge paced New York's 14-1 massacre of Boston with his MLB-leading 32nd and 33rd dingers of the season. He also...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - July 10, 2022

    Johnny Cueto earned the win after blanking the Tigers for eight innings on Saturday afternoon, limiting Detroit to five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Cueto turned in a vintage performance, taking advantage of a juicy home matchup against...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - July 2, 2022

    Cristian Javier erupted for a season-high 14 punchouts on Friday against the Angels, holding LA to just one run on one hit and no walks over seven outstanding innings. Aside from giving up a first-inning solo shot to Shohei Ohtani,...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - June 25, 2022

    Justin Verlander tossed another gem on Friday, dominating the Yankees over seven innings of one-run ball in the Bronx for his AL-leading ninth win of the season. JV allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out three, with...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - June 18, 2022

    Charlie Morton settled for a no-decision after throwing seven shutout innings against the Cubs on Friday, yielding just three hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. Morton and the Braves traded zeroes for seven innings before Atlanta scratched out a...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - June 9, 2022

    Sandy Alcantara somehow received a no-decision on Wednesday after firing nine shutout innings against the Nationals, limiting Washington to just six hits and no walks while striking out six. Alcantara went nine innings for the second time in four starts,...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - June 7, 2022

    Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs vs. the Mariners on Monday. Altuve socked a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first against reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray, evening the score at 1-1 and...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 31, 2022

    Paul Goldschmidt helped St. Louis to a 6-3 win over San Diego on Monday, going 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk. Goldschmidt provided some key insurance runs with his two-run blast in the bottom of the seventh, padding...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 30, 2022

    Juan Soto sparked the Nationals to a 6-5 win over the Rockies on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run homer, and a walk. Soto erased a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the first with his ninth homer...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 18, 2022

    Aaron Judge erupted for four hits on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a double, two homers, and three RBIs against the Orioles. After a well-deserved day off on Monday, a well-rested Judge returned to the lineup and propelled New York to...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 17, 2022

    Willson Contreras was the driving force behind Chicago's 9-0 win over Pittsburgh on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and four RBIs from the leadoff spot. Contreras ignited the Cubs' eight-run first inning with a leadoff...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 7, 2022

    Merrill Kelly came within one out of pitching a complete game against the Rockies on Friday, finishing with one earned run on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. Kelly continued his superb start to...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 5, 2022

    Adam Wainwright pitched another gem on Wednesday against the Royals, earning the win with seven innings of shutout ball in Kansas City. Wainwright faced little resistance from a Royals lineup that managed just a single and a walk against him...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 1, 2022

    George Springer propelled the Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Astros on Saturday by going 2-for-3 with two solo homers and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot. Springer homered in his first two at-bats, which proved...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - April 30, 2022

    Yu Darvish picked up his second win of the season on Friday after holding the Pirates to three runs on eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts over six innings. While it wasn't his sharpest outing of the season...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - April 19, 2022

    Christian Yelich propelled the Brewers to a 6-1 win over the Pirates on Monday by going 2-for-3 with a double, a grand slam, and a walk. Yelich broke the game open with his first home run of the year in...

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    Lucas Giolito's early exit mars season debut - April 9, 2022

    Lucas Giolito exited his first start of the year early with an abdomen injury on Friday. Giolito was dealing against the Tigers before being forced from the game, tossing four scoreless innings with just one hit and two walks allowed...

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    Preseason Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep - March 30, 2022

    Giancarlo Stanton, OF, NYY After missing most of 2019 and 2020 with injuries, Stanton bounced back in a major way in 2021 with 35 homers, 97 RBIs, and a .273/.354./.516 batting line. Stanton finally managed to stay healthy for the...

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    Preseason Prep - March 25, 2022

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, Toronto Blue Jays If you were picking a young hitter to build a team around, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than Guerrero. In a normal season, Guerrero would have easily walked away with AL MVP...