All posts under "Player Commentary"

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    No Luck for Nola - Oct 3, 2021

    With the 2021 season coming to a close, let's look at some of the pitchers who could be a value in 2022 drafts: Aaron Nola, SP, PHI Nola finishes the season with a disappointing 4.63 ERA, but everything suggests that...

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    AL Player Analysis - October 3, 2021

    Brandon Lowe paced Tampa Bay's 100th win of the season on Saturday, powering the Rays to a 12-2 rout of the Yankees by going 3-for-5 with three home runs and seven RBIs. Lowe plated the first three runs of the...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 30, 2021

    Kyle Gibson-Phillies-SP Kyle Gibson went 4.1 IP and gave up 4 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Braves. Gibson has been one of the pleasant surprises this year. He has a 3.71 ERA and 1.22...

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    High on Shane McClanahan - October 2, 2021 AL Notes

    Shane McClanahan (SP-TB) allowed 1 run on 3 hits and no walks while fanning 3 Yankees over 3 IP to close out his 2021 regular season on Friday evening. The 24 year-old southpaw fired 28 of his 43 offerings for...

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    Where's Walsh's Power? - Oct 1, 2021

    Jared Walsh, 1B, LAA Walsh went 3-4 with a double, 2 runs, and an RBI against the Rangers on Thursday, and he continues to enjoy a strong September in which he has hit .326 through 24 games. Despite his good...

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    A Rising Bo, September 30, 2021

    Bo Bichette, SS (TOR) Bichette willed the Blue Jays to a vital win on Wednesday, hitting two home runs and finishing with three hits in four plate appearances. He has 28 dingers and 24 stolen bases to go along with...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 29, 2021

    Aaron Judge helped pace New York's 7-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday by going 2-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored, two RBIs, and two walks. Judge got the Yankees on the board in the third inning with a...

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    Hey, What's Up With Hayes - September, 28, 2021

    Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B (PIT) Hayes was hitless with a strikeout in four plate appearances on Monday, lowering his wRC+ to 88, 107 points lower than his 95-PA stint in the majors last season. Hayes doesn't have the benefit of 2020's...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 28, 2021

    Amed Rosario paced the Indians' 8-3 win over the Royals on Monday by going 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and three RBIs. Rosario snapped out of his recent funk with one of his best games of the...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 26, 2021

    Kyle Tucker-Astros-OF Kyle Tucker was 0-4 with 2 K's against the Athletics. Tucker has been excellent this year but has really come on strong in the second half. Coming into today's game he was hitting .328 with 13 HR, 32...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 26,2021

    Jonathan Schoop- 2B- DET- Hot- Schoop went 2-for-3 with a walk yesterday to raise his average to .277. He extended his current hitting streak to 6 games, but yesterday was the first game in that span with multiple hits. Schoop...

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    Is Ranger Suarez REALLY This Good? - September 26, 2021

    Ranger Suarez SP-PHI) tossed a complete-game shutout against the lousy Pirates on Saturday, scattering 4 hits and walking none while racking up 7 punchouts. The 26 year-old southpaw needed to throw just 97 pitches to complete the gem, 63 of...

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    NL Analysis - September 25th, 2021

    Mike Yastrzemski, OF, SF Yastrzemski went 1 for 4 with a three-run homer on Friday night in Colorado. It was his second homer in as many nights and his 25th on the season. Yastrzemski's power numbers have been alright this...

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    Like a Baz - September 25, 2021

    Shane Baz (SP-TB) is slated to start against the Marlins at home on Sunday and you should add and start him if he's available in your league; at time of writing, he's owned in only 15% of ESPN leagues. The...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 22, 2021

    Zack Wheeler-Phillies-SP Zack Wheeler went 6 IP and gave up 1 ER on 4 H, 2 BB, and 9 K's against the Orioles. Wheeler was the first pitcher to get to 200 IP which has immense value in of itself...

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    Shane Bieber set to Start Friday for First Time Since June

    Shane Bieber (SP-CLE) Bieber is set to make his first start since June 13th this Friday against the White Sox. Bieber hasn't been quite as excellent as his 2020 CY Young Campaign that saw him post a 1.63 ERA over...

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    No Safer Bet Than Bogaerts; September 22nd, 2021

    Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS Bogaerts went 2 for 3 with a homer and four RBI on Monday night against the Mets. The talented shortstop hit a two-run homer to give the Sox the lead in the 5th and then added...

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    Soto Stays Hot, Reaches Base 3 More Times in Win - September 22, 2021

    Juan Soto (OF-WSH) Soto went 2-4 with an RBI double and a walk Tuesday night. Despite trades that have left the offense somewhat thin, Soto continues to produce as his OPS has continually climbed towards the 1.000 mark. Soto does...

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    NL Analysis - September 21, 2021

    Avisail Garcia, OF, MIL Garcia went 1 for 3 with his 28th home run of the season on Monday night. The 30-year-old is enjoying a breakout campaign in 2021 and has been swinging a hot bat recently, with three homers...

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    Young Notable Hurlers - September 21, 2021

    Triston McKenzie, SP (CLE) McKenzie's hot streak came to an end on Monday with his worst outing of the season. After allowing one run or less in each of his last five starts, the Cleveland rookie allowed a season-high seven...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 20, 2021

    Jose Ramirez paced Cleveland's 11-1 rout of the New York Yankees on Sunday by going 4-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs, four runs, and a walk. Ramirez's monster game was highlighted by a fifth-inning solo shot off Gerrit Cole, which...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 20, 2021

    Josh Bell- 1B- WAS- Hot- Bell continued to swing a hot bat, going 2-for-2 with 2 walks and a run scored yesterday. Since August 14 Bell has gone 35-for109 with 25 walks, 13 Ks, 8 homers, 15 runs scored and...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 19, 2021

    Max Scherzer earned his 15th win on Saturday after spinning seven shutout innings against the Reds, yielding just two hits and two walks while striking out seven. Scherzer kept Cincinnati off the board for seven innings, marking his fifth consecutive...

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    High on Cedric Mullins, but not Ryan Mountcastle - September 19, 2021

    Cedric Mullins (OF-BAL) went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 stolen bases against Boston on Saturday. The 26 year-old has really emerged in 2021, as he now owns a .302 average to go with 29 dingers, 86 runs scored,...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18, 2021

    Joey Gallo paced the Yankees' 8-0 victory over the Indians on Friday by going 3-for-4 with two solo homers and three runs scored. Gallo put New York on the board with his first solo shot in the second inning, then...

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    Schwindel continues Torrid Hitting, HRs Again - NL - September, 18 2021

    Frank Schwindel (1B-CHC) Schwindel notched another multi-hit game, including his 14th HR of the season. Schwindel has stepped up in a monster way for the Cubs after they traded the Core of the World Series winning roster. Schwindel entered 2021...

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    NL Analysis - September 17th, 2021

    Tyler Mahle, SP, CIN Mahle hurled 6.0 innings of shutout ball on Thursday afternoon in Pittsburgh. He surrendered five hits, walked one, and struck out four on the day. At 12-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 10.45 K/9, the 26-year-old...

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    SP Ohtani sidelined, but DH Ohtani still producing - September 17, 2021

    Shohei Ohtani (SP-LAA) will have his next start on the mound (originally scheduled for Friday) pushed back as he deals with arm soreness; the club has also raised the possibility that he may not take the mound again this season....

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    AL Player Analysis - September 16th, 2021

    Robbie Ray, SP, TOR On Wednesday afternoon, Ray struck out 13 and surrendered one run en route to his 12th victory of the season. The big southpaw is enjoying his best major league season here in 2021. Ray's hefty 11.87...

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    McKenzie continues hot pitching striking out 7 over 6 innings - September 15, 2021

    Triston McKenzie (SP-CLE) McKenzie allowed 1 ER over 6 innings, striking out 7 Tuesday against the Twins Tuesday. It has truly been a tale of 2 seasons for the young right-hander as his ERA sat at 6.11 after getting shelled...

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    The Other Blue Jay, September 14, 2021

    Teoscar Hernandez, OF (TOR) Hernandez continued his red-hot streak, going a perfect 5-for-5 with a double and two runs scored on Monday. It's his fourth straight multi-hit game. He's scored at least two runs in all of those performances, and...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 14, 2021

    Sandy Alcantara earned his ninth win of the season on Monday after twirling eight scoreless innings against the Nationals, limiting them to just one hit and no walks while striking out seven. Coming off a dominant outing in which he...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 12, 2021

    Juan Soto-Nationals-OF Juan Soto was 2-3 with 1 R and 2 BB against the Pirates. Soto has started the year slowly but has bounced back very nicely in the second half. He came into the game hitting .349 with 14...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 13, 2021

    Lance McCullers- P- HOU- Hot- McCullers threw his 4th quality start in his last 5 games. In the other he came close, allowing 4 ERs in 6.2 IP. McCullers has a 2.73 ERA, 9.71 K/9, and 1.18 WHIP in those...

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    Weekly AL Planner - Sept 12th, 2021

    IN THE LINEUP Eloy Jimenez returned to the White Sox as a DH after missing two games following hitting a foul ball off his knee... Byron Buxton homered on Friday but has struggled since coming off of the IL with...

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    Hays Keeps Hitting - Sept 12, 2021

    Austin Hays, OF, BAL Hays had a big game in the first contest of a doubleheader against the Blue Jays on Saturday, going 2-5 with 2 HR's and extending his hitting streak to 17 games, although the streak ended in...