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    NL Analysis - May 8th, 2021

    Trever Rogers, SP, MIA Rogers gave up one run in 5.0 innings of work and collected his fourth win of the season on Friday night. The 23-year-old struck out six while allowing four hits and walking two in the outing....

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    AL Player Analysis- May 8, 2021

    Yu Chang- SS- CLE- Caution- Chang has been playing 1B this season but with a .140 average he may not be playing much more. With Jake Bauers hitting .180 the Indians may take a look at Albert Pujols. With 5...

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    Wheeling and Dealing - May 7, 2021

    Zack Wheeler, SP, PHI Wheeler tossed a complete game shutout against the Brewers on Thursday, allowing just 3 hits and no walks, while striking out 8. Wheeler is off to a great start in his 2nd season with the Phillies,...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 5, 2021

    John Means-Orioles-SP John Means went 9 IP and gave up 0 ER on 0 H, 0 BB, and 12 K's against the Mariners. Means has been phenomenal to begin the year. He has a 1.37 ERA and 0.67 WHIP through...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 7, 2021

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF-NYY) Stanton went 1-3 with his 9th home run of the season to extend his hitting streak. He is in the midst of an 12-game hitting streak that started April 23rd and has raised his average from .158...

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    NL Daily Player Notes - May 6th, 2021

    Adbert Alzolay (SP - CUB) - Alzolay allowed just 2 ER for the 3rd straight start, holding the Dodgers to 3 hits and a walk with 7 K's over 5 innings of work in a 6-5 extra-inning win. Alzolay is...

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    Dylan Will Not Cease - May 5th, 2021

    Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox - Dylan Cease was electric on Tuesday tossing six shutout innings against the Reds with just one hit allowed, three walks, and eleven strikeouts. Cease also did a terrific job limiting hard contact as well...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 5, 2021

    Sandy Alcantara, SP, MIA Alcantara continued his solid 2021 start Tuesday, holding the Diamondbacks to two runs (one earned) over six solid innings with a 6:1 K:BB to lower his ERA to 2.95. He now has a 42:12 K:BB In...

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    Maeda Bounces Back - May 4, 2021

    Kenta Maeda, SP, MIN Maeda pitched 5.1 scoreless IP against the Rangers on Monday, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8. This is a huge turnaround from his last two outings in which he gave up...

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    Always Be Closing - May 4, 2021

    Francisco Lindor, SS (NYM)Lindor is lost. He is hitless in his last 25 plate appearances with six strikeouts. After signing a massive contract with the Mets just before the season started, Lindor is floundering, hitting the ball on the ground...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - May 3rd, 2021

    Corey Kluber (SP - NYY) - Pardon me for not jumping right on the Kluber bandwagon after Sunday's masterful 8 shutout innings against the Tigers, a performance in which he allowing only 3 baserunners and struck out 10. Kluber navigated...

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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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    April Showers Do Not Bring May Flowers - May 2, 2021

    Dustin May, Los Angeles Dodgers - Dustin May left Saturday's start in the second inning with an arm injury. This doesn't look good. May was averaging around 94 MPH on a handful of fastballs before the pitch that ultimately forced...

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    AL Player Analysis- May 2, 2021

    Andrew Benintendi- OF- KC- Hot- Benintendi had a miserable 2020, slashing .103/.314/.128 in 14 games for the Red Sox. His .182 BABIP didn't help but his Exit Velocity of 85.1 and HardHit% of 26.1% were career lows. Benintendi had a...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 1, 2021

    American League Rookie Watch With almost one month in the books lets check in on some AL Rookies to see how they have fared Yermin Mercedes (C/DH -CWS) Mercedes went 1-3 Friday night. Mercedes has been one of the best...

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    A Closer Look - Week 5

    Around the League: -More struggles for Amir Garrett in ninth inning this week and Lucas Sims also hit a speed bump of his own, leaving the door open for Sean Doolittle to convert his first save since 2019. Doolittle has...

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    Pablo Lopez is Legit - May 1, 2021

    Pablo Lopez (SP-MIA) stifled the Nationals on Friday, as he tossed 7 scoreless innings in which he scattered 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out a pair. He was efficient, as he needed just 79 pitches to get through...

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    White Sox Pitchers Dominate Detroit in DH - April 30, 2021

    Carlos Rodon, SP, CWS Rodon dominated the Tigers in game 1 of a doubleheader on Thursday, striking out 12 in 6 IP, while allowing 1 ER on 2 hits and a BB. In case it wasn't obviously already, Rodon is...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 30, 2021

    Aaron Nola(SP-PHI) Nola allowed 3 ER on 4 hits over 6 innings, striking out 7.He made one bad pitch in this one serving up a pinch hit 3-run homer as he threw 56 of 80 pitches for strikes including 14...

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    Byron Buxton Has Arrived - April 19, 2021

    Byron Buxton (OF-MIN) stayed red hot as he went 5-5 with a homer, 2 doubles, and a stolen base against Cleveland on Wednesday. The 27 year-old is nicely building upon his encouraging 2020 campaign and is now batting a robust...

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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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    Three for Vladi! - April 28, 2021

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, TOR Guerrero had a career game for the Blue Jays on Tuesday, going off for 3 HR's and 7 RBI against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. It's a couple years after many expected, but Guerrero looks...

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    Burnes is Human - April 27, 2021

    Corbin Burnes, SP (MIL) Alright, Corbin Burnes is human. I mean, sort of. He still has an astounding 49/0 strikeout-to-walk rate, but on Monday he allowed his second run of the season. And then he allowed his third, fourth, fifth...

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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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    Duffy Dominates Detroit - April 26th, 2021

    Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals - Danny Duffy turned in another excellent start with no earned runs over five innings against the Tigers. He allowed just four hits in the game, no walks, and struck out eight batters. His hard-hit...

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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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    Weekly Al Report, April 25th, 2021

    IN THE FIELD Austin Nola could return to the Padres on Tuesday. Nola has missed the entire season with a broken finger but has been playing in games at the alternate site since the 20th. Victor Caratini likely has a...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 23, 2020

    J.D. Martinez-Red Sox-OF J.D. Martinez was 2-4 with his 7th HR against the Mariners. Martinez has been on fire to start the year (.368 AVG with 7 HR, 18 R, 21 RBI, and 0 SB). A lot has been made...

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    AL Player Analysis- April 25, 2021

    Salvador Perez- C- KC- Stats- Perez has put up extreme reverse platoon numbers over the past two seasons. Before that his lefty/righty numbers weren't that far apart. So far in 2021 Perez has yet to get a hit against southpaws...

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    Suarez's Struggles are Real - April 25, 2021

    Eugenio Suarez (SS-CIN) went 0-4 with a strikeout against the Cardinals on Saturday. The 29 year-old is scuffling to begin the 2021 campaign, as he is now batting just .149 with 3 homers, 13 runs scored, and 7 RBI through...

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    NL Player Analysis- April 22, 2020

    David Peralta-Diamondbacks-OF David Peralta was 5-6 with 2 R, 1 HR (2), and 7 RBI in the win against the Reds. Peralta raised his season line to .269 with 2 HR, 10 R, 16 RBI, and 0 SB. The underlying...

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    Could Contreras Become the #1 Catcher? - April 24, 2021

    Willson Contreras (C-CHW) went 1-4 with a 3-run dinger and a walk against the Brewers on Friday. It might seem odd that he batted leadoff in the contest, but Contreras does possess a robust .384 OBP on the young season....

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    AL Player Analysis - April 23 2021

    Akil Baddoo(OF-DET) Baddoo went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 strikeouts. Baddoo continues to deliver from a fantasy perspective and he has now racked up a 1.054 OPS with 4 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, 13...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 22, 2021

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, TOR Guerrero Jr. went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI on Wednesday night in Boston. He added a pair of walks in the game, which really personifies his improvements at the plate this...

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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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    The Rise of Urias - April 21, 2021

    Julio Urias, SP, LAD Urias dominated the Mariners on Tuesday, allowing just 1 hit and 1 BB in 7 shutout IP while striking out 11 in the victory. The strong outing lowered Urias' ERA to 2.81 and his xFIP has...