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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    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...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 3, 2019

    Juan Soto is putting up nearly identical numbers to last year, batting .289/.400/.524 with a .924 OPS, 20 homers and 70 RBIs. Last year, he hit .292/.406/.517 with a .923 OPS, 22 homers and 70 RBIs. Besides being incredibly consistent,...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 17, 2019

    Max Scherzer played catch from 75 feet prior to Tuesday night's game against the Orioles. It's an encouraging sign from Scherzer, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday (retroactive to Wednesday) with a mid-back sprain that had been...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 14, 2019

    Max Kepler went 2-for-5 with two solo homers Saturday against the Indians. Kepler continued his recent hot streak against Trevor Bauer by homering in his first two at-bats on Saturday, giving him five consecutive at-bats with a home run against...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 13, 2019

    Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored Friday vs. the Pirates. Bryant kicked off the second half with his 18th big fly of the year, taking Chris Archer deep in the seventh inning....

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    AL Player Analysis - July 6, 2019

    Blake Snell (5-7, 4.87 ERA) will look to build off his most recent outing Saturday vs. the Yankees at home. The 2018 AL Cy Young winner is coming off a dominant 12-strikeout performance in what has been a turbulent season...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 2, 2019

    Freddy Galvis went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers Monday vs. the Royals. Galvis opened July on a high note with his first multi-homer game of the season, powering Toronto to an 11-4 win in the process. With 14...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 25, 2019

    Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer Monday vs. the Blue Jays. Stanton's sixth-inning big fly was his first of the season in what has been another injury-marred campaign for the talented slugger, as he's played just eight games...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 19, 2019

    Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose after a ball struck him in the face during a bunting drill Tuesday afternoon. CT scans were negative in terms of a concussion, so it's unclear if Scherzer's injury will cause him to miss...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 15, 2019

    Stephen Strasburg (7-3, 3.36 ERA) is slated to face the Diamondbacks at home on Saturday. Strasburg is coming off one of his better starts of the season after limiting the Padres to one run over seven innings at Petco Park...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 8, 2019

    Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks Friday against the Yankees. The switch-hitting slugger snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning with his 12th homer of the year and his second of June. Santana's gotten...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 4, 2019

    Lucas Giolito was named AL Pitcher of the Month for May on Monday. After struggling in his first full season last year (10-13, 6.13 ERA), Giolito got off to another rocky start with a 5.30 ERA in April. The 24-year-old...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 26, 2019

    Wil Myers went 2-for-2 with two homers, four RBIs, four runs and three walks Saturday against the Blue Jays. Myers helped pace San Diego's 19-4 thrashing of Toronto with his eighth and ninth homers of the season - equaling his...