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    Rookies to Watch and Potential Landmines

    Rookies to Watch and Potential Landmines to Avoid

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    Gary Getting Hot - May 19th, 2022

    Gary Sanchez, C, MIN On Wednesday night in Oakland, Sanchez went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI. The veteran backstop's tenure in Minnesota didn't start with a bang as he batted .195 with one homer and 25...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 18, 2022

    Aaron Judge erupted for four hits on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a double, two homers, and three RBIs against the Orioles. After a well-deserved day off on Monday, a well-rested Judge returned to the lineup and propelled New York to...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 17, 2022

    Willson Contreras was the driving force behind Chicago's 9-0 win over Pittsburgh on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and four RBIs from the leadoff spot. Contreras ignited the Cubs' eight-run first inning with a leadoff...

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    Young pitchers making the leap to consistency (McKenzie, Wright, Skubal) - May 16th, 2022

    Tarik Skubal (SP - DET) - Skubal was brilliant on Sunday, shutting out the O's over 6 innings while allowing just 3 singles and 2 walks with 11 strikeouts. He has now allowed 0 runs in 4 of his 7...

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    Whit Finally Starting to Hit? - May 15th, 2022

    Whit Merrifield, 2B/OF, KC Merrifield collected a hit in his fifth consecutive game on Saturday night in Colorado. He finished the night 1 for 4 with a single, an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base. This isn't a...

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    Mancini shows consistency

    Trey Mancini- OF- BAL- Hot- Mancini extended his current hitting streak to 7 games by going 1-for-3 last night. He also walked and hit his second homer o the season. Mancini is 16-for 40 for the month of May. The...

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    Hot Starts for Veterans: Should we buy them?

    Juan Soto-Nationals-OF Juan Soto was 2-4 with an HR (8), 1 R, and 1 RBI in the loss to the Mets. Through 33 GP, Soto is hitting .264 with 8 HR, 23 R, 11 RBI, and 3 SB. Overall it's...

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    Christian Yelich may be finally returning to form - May 12th, 2022

    Christian Yelich (OF - MIL) - Yelich hit for the cycle on Wednesday, and maybe this will be the day that gets him going again. There's really quite a bit of reason for optimism if you ask me: he's only...

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    Nasty Nestor Strikes Again - May 10, 2022

    Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B (PIT) Hayes just missed his first home run of the season, crushing a 104-mph double deep to left field off Julio Urias. It was one of three hits for the 25 year old, who also stole his...

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    Kirby Shines in MLB Debut - May 9, 2022

    George Kirby (SP-SEA) impressed in his MLB debut, firing 6 shutout innings against the Rays in which he allowed 4 hits, walked none, and fanned 7. The 24 year-old righty fired 55 of his 81 pitches for strikes in the...

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    Sheldon has his spot

    Sheldon Neuse- 3B- OAK- Rookie- Neuse returned to the A's via the waiver wire during spring training after he had been traded to the Dodgers in a minor deal in 2021. Neuse slashed .169/.182/.323 with 3 homers and a whopping...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 7, 2022

    Merrill Kelly came within one out of pitching a complete game against the Rockies on Friday, finishing with one earned run on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. Kelly continued his superb start to...

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    Ohtani Now More Pitcher Than Hitter - May 6, 2022

    Shohei Ohtani, SP, DH, LAA Shohei Ohtani was dominant on the mound on Thursday, striking out 11 without a BB in 7 shutout innings against the Red Sox. He also went 2-4 with a run and an RBI from the...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 5, 2022

    Adam Wainwright pitched another gem on Wednesday against the Royals, earning the win with seven innings of shutout ball in Kansas City. Wainwright faced little resistance from a Royals lineup that managed just a single and a walk against him...

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    Is Duran now the Man in Minnesota? - May 3, 2022

    Jhoan Duran, RP, MIN Duran picked up his 1st MLB save on Monday, striking out 1 in a scoreless 9th inning against the Orioles. Duran has been dominant to start his career, posting a 19:2 K:BB across 12.0 IP in...

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    West Coast Bounce Backs

    West Coast Bounce Backs (Rendon and Winker) and should we be concerned about J.D. Martinez?

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    Fantasy Baseball News - May 1, 2022

    George Springer propelled the Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Astros on Saturday by going 2-for-3 with two solo homers and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot. Springer homered in his first two at-bats, which proved...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - April 30, 2022

    Yu Darvish picked up his second win of the season on Friday after holding the Pirates to three runs on eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts over six innings. While it wasn't his sharpest outing of the season...

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    Julio the Speed Demon

    Julio Rodriguez-Mariners-OF Julio Rodriguez was 1-3 with 2 SB against the Rays. Rodriguez has struggled out of the gate. He is hitting .194 with 0 HR, 8 R, 6 RBI, and 8 SB. The power has not been there due...

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    Jurickson Profar, cleanup hitter for a likely playoff team - April 28th, 2022

    Jurickson Profar (2/O - SD) - Jurickson Profar, hitting cleanup for the Padres, hit his 5th homer of the season while walking twice on Wednesday against the Reds. 7 of Profar's last 8 hits have been for extra-bases as he...

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    Anthony is in the Riz-zone - April 27th, 2022

    Anthony Rizzo, New York Yankees - Anthony Rizzo had himself a day with three homers and six RBI to go along with an insanely hisgh 1.144 OPS. Rizzo is just off to a monster start as he's now up to...

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    Walker, DBack Slayer - April 26, 2022

    Walker Buehler, SP (LAD) Buehler was superb on Monday, finishing with a 3-hit complete game shutout at Arizona. He struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. His velocity was up nearly a full mile per hour, but he...

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    McClanahan Can! - April 25, 2022

    Shane McClanahan, TB McClanahan struck out 7 in 7 IP against the Red Sox on Sunday, allowing 2 ER's on 6 hits without a walk. McClanahan now owns a 2.45 ERA through 4 starts this season and his xFIP is...

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    Gleyber looking for Lady Luck

    Gleyber Torres- SS- NYY- Stats- With Isiah Kiner-Falefa and his .298/.340/.383 taking precedence over Torres' .195/.244/.317, Torres has had to find playing time elsewhere, primarily sharing 2B with DJ LeMahieu and pinch hitting. Yesterday was a pinch hitting day and...

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    The Return of the Cookie Monster-April 21, 2022

    Carlos Carrasco returns to form. Is Paul Blackburn legit? Jordan Romano's league-leading 7th save.

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    The Wright Stuff - April 23, 2022

    Kyle Wright (SP-ATL) dominated the Marlins on Friday evening as he fired 6 scoreless innings in which he scattered 4 hits and a walk while piling up 11 punchouts. The 26 year-old righty threw 67 of his 95 pitches for...

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    Grandal and Patience, they go hand in hand - April 21, 2022

    Yamani Grandal, C, CHW Grandal went 0 for 8 between the two games in Cleveland on Wednesday. That makes him 0 for his last 12 and just 4 for 33 (.121) on the season. A low average and high walk...

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    Corbin Burn(e)s the Pirates - April 20th, 2022

    Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers - Corbin Burnes picked up his first win of the year in a dominating outing against the Pirates that saw him throw seven innings with 10 strikeouts. Burnes got roughed up a bit in his first...

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    Fantasy Baseball News - April 19, 2022

    Christian Yelich propelled the Brewers to a 6-1 win over the Pirates on Monday by going 2-for-3 with a double, a grand slam, and a walk. Yelich broke the game open with his first home run of the year in...

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    Nestor Cortes Continues to Deal - April 18, 2022

    Kyle Schwarber (OF-PHI) was dropped from the leadoff spot to the 5-hole on Sunday as he opened the season batting .094 with a homer, 3 RBI, and 4 runs scored across his first 36 plate appearances, with a 33% strikeout...

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    Arraez doing what he does- April 17, 2022

    Jurickson Profar- OF- SD- Hot- After a couple of hitless games, Profar went 1-for-3 yesterday and is slashing .269/.394/.654 with 3 homers, 3 runs, and 9 RBI on the season. He has also walked 5 times, the same number of...

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    Lindor Has Life - April 16th, 2022

    Fransisco Lindor, SS, NYM Lindor went 2 for 3 with a pair of homers and walks against the Diamondbacks on Friday afternoon. He is now riding a six-game hitting streak, and he has reached base in each of the Mets'...

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    Woodruff Bounces Back and Severino of Old-April 15, 2022

    Luis Severino-Yankees-SP Luis Severino went 5 IP and gave up 0 ER on 2 H, 2 BB, and 6 K's against the Blue Jays. Severino is being eased back into the rotation after missing a lot of time in recent...

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    Kershaw was a perfect....7? - April 14th, 2022

    Clayton Kershaw (SP - LAD) - Kershaw opened his season in the best way possible on Wednesday, throwing 7 perfect innings with 13 K's (11 on his slider) before being pulled after 80 pitches, 20 of which were swinging strikes....

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    The Luzardo Breakout Begins - April 13th, 2022

    Jesus Luzardo, Miami Marlins - All-hail the concept of throwing your best pitch the most often. On a day of great pitching performances, Jesus Luzardo might take the top spot. Luzardo allowed just one run over five innings against the...