All posts under "Player Commentary"

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    Triston's Trick: Another Cleveland Ace - October 4, 2022

    Triston McKenzie, SP (CLE) McKenzie wrapped up his regular season with five one-run innings, including four strikeouts and no walks. He allowed four hits and finished the 2022 season with a 2.96 ERA (3.77 xFIP). He finishes with a LOB%...

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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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    Meneses Keeps Mashing - Oct 2, 2022

    Joey Meneses, 1B, WAS Meneses had another big day at the plate on Saturday, going a combined 4-7 with a HR, a double, 4 runs, and 4 RBI in a doubleheader against the Phillies. The 30-year-old rookie refuses to cool...

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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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    Player Commentary - September 30th, 2022

    Triston Casas, 1B, BOS Casas went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI, and a walk on Thursday night. After starting his big league career off rather slowly, the youngster has vastly improved at the plate over the past...

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    Another Marlin youngster figuring it out - September 29th, 2022

    Bryan De La Cruz (OF - MIA) - I'm starting to get intrigued here. De La Cruz was demoted in mid-August after hitting 205/249/332 through his first 90 games with Miami, and the playing time was pretty consistent for June...

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    Bieber's Bad Games Are Some Pitchers' Good Games- September 28, 2022

    Shane Bieber- P- CLE- FYI- Bieber had what could be considered a poor game for him last night. He didn't get a quality start because he allowed 4 runs in his 6 IP. Bieber gave up 6 hits, walked none,...

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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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    Player Analysis - September 25th, 2022

    Sandy Alcantara, SP, MIA Alcantara tossed 8.0 innings of one-run ball against the Nationals on Saturday night. He gave up three hits, walked one, and struck out 11 in the contest. The impressive 27-year-old has rebounded after a couple of...

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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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    Sometimes It Takes Time - September 23, 2022

    Josh Jung, 3B (TEX) Sometimes it takes time. Jung hit a home run in his major league debut. He recorded a hit in seven of his first eight games, but since Sept. 16, the 24-year-old slugger has two hits in...

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    Pitcher Deep Dives and Big Name Hitters

    Deep dive on three pitchers (Kluber, Luzardo, and Gausman) and two big-name outfielders (Yelich and Acuna Jr.)

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    The New Flash Gordon? - September 20, 2022

    Nick Gordon (2B/SS/OF - MIN) - Gordon singled and homered on Monday, giving him 3 HR in his last 6 games. The 26 year old's progress toward a productive player has been much slower than expected, but he was hitting...

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    Strider's Dominance and Two Breakout Hitters

    Strider's Dominance and Two Breakout Hitters

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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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    Matt Manning Impresses Again - September 17, 2022

    Gunnar Henderson (SS-BAL) went 2-4 with a solo blast against Toronto on Friday evening. The 21 year-old has held his own in his first taste of big-league action, logging a .333 average with 2 dingers, 10 RBI, and a steal...

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    McClanahan Returns to Make Cy Young Push

    Shane McClanahan, SP, TB McClanahan returned from about a 2-week stint on the IL on Thursday and tossed 5 shutout innings against the Blue Jays allowing just 3 hits and a BB while striking out 5. After a couple of...

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    Young Starters and Hitters

    Young Pitchers and Hitters to Buy ROS and 2023

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    The sneaky goodness of Alex Cobb - September 13th, 2022

    Alex Cobb (SP - SF) - Cobb bounced back from a rough outing in LA last week to toss a gem on Monday night: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K against the Braves. Cobb has really...

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    Keller Could Be Late Bloomer- September 12, 2022

    Mitch Keller- P - PIT- Hot- After throwing 7 shutout IP against the Cardinals Keller now has 3 consecutive quality starts. He has progressed in each outing and allowed just 2 hits and walked 3 while striking out 6 yesterday....

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    Is Matt Manning on the Rise? - September 11, 2022

    Matt Manning (SP-DET) put together a quality start as he earned the win against the Royals on Saturday, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and a walk while striking out 4 over 6.1 innings. The 24 year-old...

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    Josh Jung Makes an Early Impact - September 10, 2022

    Josh Jung (3B-TEX) made an impression in his big-league debut, as he went 2-4 with a solo homer and a stolen base against Toronto. The 24 year-old was expected to begin the 2022 campaign as the club's starting 3B, but...

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    He Burnes the Skid - September 9, 2022

    Corbin Burnes, SP (MIL) Burnes capped an uncharacteristic stretch of bad outings with his best performance of the season, holding the Giants to one run on three hits and no walks with 14 strikeouts in eight innings. He probably could...

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    Rockies' Rookie Toglia Shows His Power - Sept 8, 2022

    Michael Toglia, 1B, OF, COL Toglia went 2-4 with a HR, a double, and 4 RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday, raising his slash line to .250/.294/.563 through 9 games with Colorado this season. Toglia showed plenty of power in...

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    What can Brown do for you? - September 6th, 2022

    Hunter Brown (P - HOU) - The Astros had been incredibly patient with Hunter Brown compared to most teams these days, giving him over 200 IP in the high minors over the past two seasons before tabbing him for his...

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    George Kirby-Budding Ace

    George Kirby is a Buddying Ace, Stripling's Value, Seth Brown and Joey Maneses providing value, and Max Fried's Excellence

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    Thor Putting Up Numbers Under the Radar- September 4, 2022

    Noah Syndergaard- P- PHI- Idea- Thor had another less than godlike performance on the mound for the Phillies. He was charged with 4 runs (3 earned) in 4.1 IP against the Giants yesterday. Syndergaard allowed 7 hits and walked 1...

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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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    Strider Hitting His Stride - Sept 2, 2022

    Spencer Strider, SP, ATL Strider had a performance for the ages on Thursday striking out 16 batters in 8 shutout innings, while allowing just 2 hits and no BB's against the Rockies. Instead of fading down the stretch, Strider has...

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    A Lance Lynn Renaissance Down the Stretch? - August 31st, 2022

    Lance Lynn, SP, CHW Lynn surrendered one run across 7.0 innings in Kansas City on Wednesday night. The surging right-hander gave up four hits and walked none while striking out eight in the contest. After a putrid start to the...

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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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    Some potential stars make their debuts - August 30, 2022

    Corbin Carroll (OF - ARI) - Corbin Carroll made his major league debut on Monday, going 1-5 with a 2-run double in the victory over the Phillies. Carroll is a must-add in all formats immediately, as the 22 year old...

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    Get Marquez away from the Mountains- August 29, 2022

    German Marquez- P- COL- Hot- Marquez came out on the winning side of a 1-0 contest that was a match up with Max Scherzer. Marquez allowed just a single hit and walked 2 while striking out 5 in 7 shoutout...

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    Ohtani Goes Next Level on the Mound - August 28, 2022

    Shohei Ohtani (SP-LAA) was sharp against Toronto on Saturday afternoon as he fired 7 shutout innings in which he allowed just 2 hits, walked 1, and recorded 9 punchouts. The 28 year-old righty hurled 72 of his 109 offerings for...

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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...