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    AL Player Analysis - September 27, 2020

    Luke Voit (1B-NYY) went yard yet again, as he went 1-5 with a 3-run shot against Miami on Saturday. The 29 year-old has enjoyed a fine 2020 campaign, as he's now hitting .281 with 22 homers and 52 RBI through...

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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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    My choices for NL MVP and CY are......September 26th, 2020

    Freddie Freeman (1B - ATL) - Possible NL MVP Freddie Freeman didn't start on Friday, yet still managed to win the game for the Braves with a walk-off 2-run blast in the 11th against the Red Sox. The homer was...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 26, 2020

    Teoscar Hernandez (OF-TOR) Hernandez went 1 for 5 with 2 RBIs. After slugging 20+ home runs in each of the past 2 seasons with a average in the .230s Hernandez will most likely garner some MVP votes in 2020 as...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 24, 2020

    Dallas Keuchel-White Sox-SP Dallas Keuchel went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 3 K's against the Indians. Keuchel has been excellent for the White Sox this year. He is 6-2 with a 1.99...

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    NL Analysis - September 25th, 2020

    Chad Kuhl, SP, PIT Kuhl hurled seven scoreless innings en route to his second win of the season on Thursday afternoon. He gave up just two hits, walked three, and struck out five in the contest. Kuhl has really struggled...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 24, 2020

    David Fletcher- 3B- LAA- Hot- Fletcher went 3-for-4 with a walk yesterday. His slash line for the shortened season stands at .316/.377/.420. Fletcher has excellent plate discipline, with a Batting EYE of 0.83, almost as good as his 0.86 in...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 24, 2020

    Orlando Arcia (SS) - MIL Arcia went 1-for-3 with a double against the Reds on Wednesday. I wrote about Arcia and his silent breakout on offense two weeks ago, and he's worth revisiting before the end of the season. Arcia's...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 23, 2020

    Aaron Nola, SP (PHI) Nola was not at his best, and he was not helped by his defense, but he still managed to throw a complete game, albeit only six innings in the first game of a doubleheader. He allowed...

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    What's Happening with Happ? - Sept. 22, 2020

    Ian Happ, OF, CHC Happ went 1-5 with 2 K's against the Pirates on Monday and he continues to slump through the final weeks of the season. Happ is hitting just .148 (8-54) with no HR's and 4 RBI over...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 22, 2020

    Dylan Bundy, SP, LAA Bundy notched his 6th win of the season on Monday afternoon in LA. He gave up three runs on five hits and struck out three in the contest. Bundy has been a pleasant surprise for the...

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    NL Analysis - September 21, 2020

    Travis D'Arnaud, C/1B, ATL D'Arnaud went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBI on Sunday against the Mets. He extended his hitting streak to five games and has now collected a hit in 11 of his last 12...

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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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    It's Happ-ening, September 20th, 2020

    JA Happ, New York Yankees - J.A. Happ tossed eight shutout innings to pick up his second win of the season. Happ has been outstanding for the Yankees outside of his first two starts with a 25% K% and a...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 20, 2020

    Darin Ruf- 1B- SF- Stats- After 3 seasons in Korea Ruf has had a decent return to MLB. He is slashing .282/.363/.542 with 4 homers in 80 PAs. Ruf has gone against career trends in having reverse platoon splits this...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 19, 2020

    Zach Eflin (SP-PHI) tossed a complete-game (7-inning) shutout in game 1 of a doubleheader with the Blue Jays on Friday, scattering 4 hits and 2 walks while racking up 9 punchouts. The 26 year-old has been inconsistent in 2020 en...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 19, 2020

    Alex Verdugo (OF) - BOS Verdugo went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout before leaving Friday's game with a hamstring injury that may sideline him for the remainder of the season. Verdugo has played well so far this season...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18, 2020

    Nathan Eovaldi, SP (BOS) Eovaldi delivered his first scoreless outing of the season on Thursday, limiting the Marlins to two hits in five innings while striking out seven. Other than one disastrous start at Yankee Stadium in mid-August, Eovaldi has...

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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 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 17, 2020

    Brandon Lowe (2B-TB) went 3-4 with a solo homer, a stolen base, and a walk against the Nationals on Wednesday. It seems like I wrote about this guy the last time I covered the AL (checks... yep, I did), but...

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    Kole Calhoun Hits Double Digits for 7th Straight Year - September 16th, 2020

    Kole Calhoun, Arizona Diamondbacks - Kole Calhoun homered twice on Tuesday to bring his season total up to 11. Even with the shortened season, this extended his 10+ home run streak to seven straight seasons. Calhoun had a serious spike...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2020

    Marco Gonzales, SP (SEA) Gonzales was fortunate to pick up a win on Monday after allowing five runs in six innings, but a Mariners comeback lifted his record to 6-2. He was not at his best, but even a mediocre...

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    One streak without an earned run ends, and another takes its place - September 15, 2020

    Corbin Burnes (SP - MIL) - Burnes had his streak end at 24 innings without allowing an earned run (interestingly enough, Kwang Hyun Kim got to that same mark with his 7 shutout innings in the 1st game of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14, 2020

    Hunter Renfroe (OF) - TB Hunter Renfroe went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a strikeout against the Red Sox on Sunday. Renfroe has struggled all season with a .160/.234/.420 slash line coming into Sunday's game, and he'll have...

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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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    NL Weekly Player Report - September 13th, 2020

    The Giants had a player test positive for COVID-19 and their games on Friday and Saturday have been canceled as a result. The player who tested positive has already tested negative twice and there have been no other positives on...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 13, 2020

    Ian Anderson- P- ATL- Hot- Anderson bounced back from his first rough outing to post his 3rd quality start in 4 appearances this season. He threw 7 shoutout IP and gave up 1 hit while walking 3 and striking out...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 13, 2020

    Matt Chapman (3B-OAK) will miss the remainder of the 2020 campaign because of a hip injury that will require surgery. The 27 year-old slugger was sidelined a week ago with right hip tendinitis and was considered day-to-day, but a second...

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    Aces pitching like aces - September 12, 2020

    Brandon Woodruff (SP - MIL) - Woodruff had mostly validated our high ranking of him (SP22) through his first 9 starts, but #10 was an absolute gem on Friday as he allowed an Ian Happ single over 7 innings and...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 12, 2020

    Blake Snell (SP-TB) Snell tossed 5 and 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 5 Friday. It has been an uneven season for Snell all around who has yet to complete 6 innings. He was on a pitch count early in the...

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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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    Freeman on Fire! - Sept. 11, 2020

    Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL Freeman had another huge day against the Nationals on Thursday, going 2-4 with 2 HR's and 4 RBI. Over his last 7 games, Freeman has hit .423 (11-26) with 4 doubles, 5 HR's, and 20 RBI....

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    When BAL's 4th and 5th OF are rosterable, things are scary....

    DJ Stewart (OF - BAL) - Man, is DJ Stewart on a heater. After a 3-3 day Wednesday, Stewart is 8-14 with 5 HR over the past 4 games (he's also walked twice), tallying 8 R and 7 RBI over...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 10, 2020

    Trevor Bauer (SP) - CIN Bauer was fantastic against the Cubs on Wednesday, holding the team to only three hits (no walks) over 7.2 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts while bringing his ERA down to a minuscule 1.74 for the...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 9, 2020

    Zach Eflin, SP (PHI) On the surface, Eflin's line is so-so from Tuesday's no-decision against Boston. He gave up three runs in five innings, but all three runs came off solo home runs. The three long balls lifted Eflin's HR/FB...