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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    NL Player Analysis - May 3, 2021

    Max Scherzer went the distance in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Marlins, yielding just one run on five hits and no walks with nine strikeouts over nine dominant innings. Mad Max kept the Marlins off the board until the top...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 29, 2021

    Clayton Kershaw dazzled in his start against the Reds on Wednesday, firing seven shutout innings while allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out eight. Just another typically dominant performance from Kershaw, whose eight strikeouts matched his season high. He...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 27, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani did it all on Monday against the Rangers, picking up the win on the mound and cracking a pair of hits at the plate. On offense, Ohtani was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs, two RBIs and a...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 26, 2021

    Fernando Tatis Jr. paced the Padres' 8-7 win over the Dodgers on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a solo homer, four runs scored, two steals and two walks from the leadoff spot. Tatis tattooed his fifth home run of the series...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 22, 2021

    Max Scherzer earned his first win of the year on Wednesday by firing six shutout innings against the Cardinals, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out nine. It took Scherzer three straight quality starts to do it,...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 20, 2021

    Paul DeJong powered up for his second multi-homer game of the young season on Monday, pacing the Cardinals' 12-5 victory over the Nationals by going 2-for-4 with two homers, five RBIs, three runs scored and a walk. DeJong plated the...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 6, 2021

    Nelson Cruz enjoyed a monster game on Monday against the Tigers, teeing off for a pair of homers (including a grand slam) and a double as part of a 3-for-6 day. Cruz, who finished with five RBIs and three runs,...

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    Preseason Prep - March 31, 2021

    Philadelphia Phillies Which Hector Neris Will Show Up? Neris has been frustratingly inconsistent over the past several seasons, sandwiching a 2.93 ERA in 2019 between a 5.10 ERA in 2018 and a 4.57 ERA last year. Perhaps that's why he's...

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    Preseason Prep - March 11, 2021

    Philadelphia Phillies Which Jean Segura Will the Phillies Get? Segura was a different player offensively last year than he was in 2019, but then again that's kind of been the theme of his career. At various points he's been more...

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    Preseason Prep - March 4, 2021

    Philadelphia Phillies Can Rhys Hoskins Sustain 2020 Improvements? After bursting onto the scene with a 1.014 OPS, 18 homers and 48 RBIs in 50 games as a rookie in 2017, Hoskins wasn't able to maintain that success over full seasons...

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    Preseason Prep - February 18, 2021

    Philadelphia Phillies J.T. Realmuto worth the price Fresh off signing the largest free-agent contract ever for a catcher, Realmuto has solidified his status as the top receiver in the game. He's been incredibly consistent over the past five years, slashing...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 27, 2020

    Max Scherzer capped off his 2020 with a win in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, allowing three runs on six hits (two homers) and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings. After going 1-3 over...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 21, 2020

    Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers on Sunday to pace Cleveland's 7-4 win over Detroit. Ramirez enjoyed his fourth multi-homer game of the year and second in his last four games as he continues to surge...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 18, 2020

    Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers and two walks on Thursday against the Mets, recording his first multi-homer game of 2020. After looking like an MVP candidate for much of August, Harper had been mired in...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 14, 2020

    Max Scherzer lost after allowing a season-high six runs on nine hits (two homers) and two walks with 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings against the Braves on Sunday. Scherzer notched double digit strikeouts for the fifth time in 10...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 8, 2020

    Zach Plesac won his third straight start by firing seven one-run innings against the Royals on Monday, scattering seven hits and striking out four. Plesac was at the top of his game on Monday, keeping Kansas City off the board...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 7, 2020

    Shane Bieber improved to 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA after tossing five innings of one-run ball against the Brewers on Sunday, yielding five hits and one walk while striking out 10. Bieber continued to add to his case as the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 31, 2020

    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk against the Yankees in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees. After going just 2-for-9 in the first three games of the series, Cano...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 30, 2020

    Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with a solo homer on Saturday against the Yankees. Ramos contributed the Mets' lone run in their 2-1 loss to their crosstown rivals, launching his second home run of the season in the 8th inning to...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 24, 2020

    Nelson Cruz cranked his 10th home run of the year on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs scored and two walks against the Royals. Cruz stayed hot by belting his sixth homer in his last nine games,...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 16, 2020

    Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-8 in Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox, slamming his second homer of the year in the process. After a relatively quiet 1-for-4 performance in the opener, Goldschmidt helped power St. Louis to a doubleheader sweep by...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 12, 2020

    Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk Tuesday as the Phillies lost to the Orioles, 10-9. Harper continued his strong start to 2020 by homering for the second straight game, giving him four...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 11, 2020

    Niko Goodrum enjoyed a monster day at the dish on Monday, going 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored vs. the White Sox. After managing just five hits through his first 31 at-bats, Goodrum has suddenly caught fire...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 10, 2020

    Brandon Lowe played a key part in Tampa Bay's 4-3 win over the Yankees on Sunday, going 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Lowe's third home run of the year tied the game at 3-3 in the...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 2, 2020

    Marcell Ozuna continued his torrid start to the season by going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday vs. the Mets. Ozuna wasted no time by taking former teammate Michael Wacha deep in the bottom of the first to give Atlanta...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 27, 2020

    Gleyber Torres went 3-for-4 with his first homer of the season and a pair of RBIs on Sunday to propel the Yankees past the Nationals, 3-2. After going 0-for-6 over the season's first two games against Washington's talented pitching staff,...

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    Preseason Prep 2.0 - July 21, 2020

    Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola (SP) is expected to start the Phillies' season opener Friday vs. the Marlins at home. The 27-year-old right-hander will look to start his sixth big league campaign on the right foot after a mildly disappointing 2019...

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    Preseason Prep - March 15, 2020

    Can Matthew Boyd Break Out? It's been awhile since the Tigers had a true ace, but Boyd is probably the closest thing they have to one right now, which is saying a lot given his 31-47 career record and 4.92...

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    Preseason Prep - February 29, 2020

    Is Jean Segura still a sure thing? After two strong seasons with the Mariners, Segura's return to the Senior Circuit was a mild letdown, as he failed to bat .300 for the first time since 2015 while seeing his OPS...

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    Preseason Prep - February 15, 2020

    Philadelphia Phillies Will Andrew McCutchen be healthy? McCutchen's first season with the Phillies was derailed by an ACL tear in early June that limited him to just 59 games last year - his fewest ever as a pro. The 33-year-old...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 28, 2019

    Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Angels. Bregman opened the scoring by leading off the second inning with his 41st of the year, 15 of which have come since August 1. He...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 24, 2019

    Blake Snell didn't factor into the decision Monday against the Red Sox after allowing one run on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. The Rays continued to carefully manage Snell's workload in his second...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 8, 2019

    Tim Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI vs. the Angels on Saturday. Anderson has been hotter than the sun lately, tallying multiple hits in seven of his last eight games and 21 of his last...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31, 2019

    Mike Trout returned to the Angels' starting lineup Friday against Boston after sitting out on Wednesday with a minor injury to the bottom of his right foot. The injury wasn't serious, but with an off-day on Thursday and the Angels...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 27, 2019

    Marcus Semien went 2-for-6 with a triple, a homer and seven RBIs against the Royals on Monday. Semien paced Oakland's 19-run, 22-hit assault with a three-run triple in the second inning and a three-run homer in the third. With 23...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 13, 2019

    Gleyber Torres went 4-for-8 with three homers, four runs, seven RBIs and a walk during Monday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Torres, who has feasted off Baltimore pitching all season, cracked a solo homer during the first game before erupting for...