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    AL Player Analysis- August 2, 2021

    Ryan Mountcastle- 3B- BAL- Hot- Mountcastle went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored, and RBI. This follows a 3-for-5 performance on Saturday. Since July 21 he is 11-for-35 with 3 homers, 5 runs scores, and 6 RBI. Mountcastle's Statcast numbers...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 2, 2021

    J.T. Realmuto paced Philadelphia's 15-4 rout of Pittsburgh by going 5-for-6 with two doubles, three runs, four RBIs, and a stolen base. After ending July in a slump, Realmuto kicked off August with one of his best games of the...

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    Weekly NL Report - August 1st, 2021

    NL IN THE LINEUP Keibert Ruiz was one of the centerpieces sent to the Nationals in the blockbuster trade involving Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. This is a pretty big boost to Ruiz' value as the Dodgers have Will Smith...

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    NL Daily Player Notes - August 1st, 2021

    Harrison Bader (OF - STL) - Bader singled in the only run for the Cards in an 8-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday, bringing his line down to 293/354/522 through 45 games this season. He has 9 HR and 6...

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    NL Player Analysis- Trade Deadline Issue- July 31, 2021

    Kris Bryant- 3B- CHC-Trade- Bryant heads to the Giants in a last-minute deal. Although Bryant has hit 7 homers at Wrigley Field and 11 on the road he is still likely to see a negative effect on his power due...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 29, 2021

    Austin Meadows-Rays-OF Austin Meadows was 3-5 with 2 HR (20), 3 R, and 5 RBI against the Yankees. On the season, Meadows is hitting .243 with 20 HR, 59 R, 76 RBI, and 3 SB. His power has returned this...

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    Twins Trade Jose Berrios to Blue Jays for Top Prospects - July 31, 2021

    With the Tradeline Passed, Lets take a look at some moves happening across the American League: Jose Berrios (SP-TOR) The Twins Traded Berrios to the Blue Jays Friday Afternoon for a pair of Prospects. Berrios has put together a...

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    Nats Trade Scherzer, Turner to Dodgers Among Flurry of Trades - July 30, 2021

    Max Scherzer, SP, WAS Scherzer was traded along with Trea Turner to the Dodgers on Thursday in the biggest blockbuster trade (so far) this season. Scherzer allowed 1 ER in 6 IP in his final start with the Nationals on...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 29, 2021

    Joey Votto powered the Reds to an 8-2 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs, and two walks. Votto continued to tee off on Chicago pitching, blasting multiple homers for the second game in...

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    NL Analysis - July 28th, 2021

    Harrison Bader, OF, STL Bader went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a home run on Tuesday night in Cleveland. The 27-year-old center fielder is red-hot right now. This was his second consecutive three-hit game, and he...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 27th, 2021

    Mike Minor (SP - KC) - Minor was very solid against the White Sox on Monday, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings, striking out 7 for his second straight QS. I've already seen a...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 27, 2021

    Kyle Muller picked up the second win of his young MLB career on Monday after firing five shutout innings against the first-place Mets in the first game of a doubleheader. Muller limited the NL East leaders to four hits and...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 26, 2021

    Adam Frazier- 2B- PIT- Trade- Frazier exited yesterday's game early and reports emerged that he was traded across the continent to San Diego. His .324/.388/.448 slash line may take a bit of a hit. Frazier trades a home park that...

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    Jorge Soler slugs 2 HR to Lead Royals - July 26, 2021

    Jorge Soler (OF-KC) Soler went 3-4 with a pair of solo HRs. The effort raised his season slash .190/.287/.364 and he has been one of the bigger fantasy disappointments of the season as he has just 11 HR so far-...

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    Braxton Garrett Makes a Change - NL Player Analysis, July 25th 2021

    Braxton Garrett, Miami Marlins - Braxton Garrett dominated on Saturday with ten strikeouts and two runs allowed over seven innings against the Padres. Garrett posted an elite 44% CSW and he had an outstanding mix of pitches with five pitches...

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    Eovaldi Turns in Another Strong Start - July 25, 2021

    Nathan Eovaldi (SP-BOS) made a quality start against the Yankees on Saturday as he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and no walks while racking up 8 punchouts over 7.2 innings of work. The 31 year-old righty fired 82 of...

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    The New Joey Votto - July 24, 2021

    Joey Votto, 1B (CIN) Votto's contact rate is a career-low 73%. His swinging-strike rate is 11.4%, first season with a double-digit swinging-strike rate since 2010. For the last decade Votto has been one of the game's best contact-based, zone-conscious power...

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    Brandon Lowe is Back - July 24th, 2021

    Brandon Lowe, 2B/OF, TB Lowe has struggled for much of the 2021 campaign but has caught fire as of late. Since June 23rd, he is hitting .300 with eight homers and is leading the league with a 1.228 OPS. Lowe...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 23, 2021

    Paul Goldschmidt- 1B- STL- Hot-Goldschmidt went 0-for-2 snapping his 16-game hitting streak. However, he walked twice, which kept him with a string of 19 games reaching safely. He has gone 26-fir73 in this stretch, walking 11 times, slugging 5 homers,...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 22nd, 2021

    Jorge Polanco (SS - MIN) - Polanco had a great day against the White Sox Wednesday, going 3-4 with a 2B, HR, and SB in the 7-2 win. He has 4 HR and 3 SB in the past 8 games,...

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    Touki Shoves in Return - NL Player Analysis July 21st, 2021

    Touki Toussaint, Atlanta Braves - Touki Toussaint was activated from the IL to start Tuesday's game and tossed a gem against the Padres. He allowed just one run over 6.2 innings and struck out five batters. An interesting development in...

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    Touki Shoves in Return - NL Player Analysis July 21st, 2021

    Touki Toussaint, Atlanta Braves - Touki Toussaint was activated from the IL to start Tuesday's game and tossed a gem against the Padres. He allowed just one run over 6.2 innings and struck out five batters. An interesting development in...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 21st, 2021

    Gary Sanchez, C, NYY Sanchez went 2 for 3 with a homer and a walk on Tuesday night against the Phillies. The 28-year-old backstop now has three homers over the past five contests and his 17th on the season. The...

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    MVP a Disappointment? - July 20, 2021

    Jose Abreu, 1B (CHW) Abreu contributed in each leg of Monday's doubleheader, tallying an RBI double in Game 1 and hitting his 17th home run in Game 2. Yet he's only hitting .252 this season. The reigning AL MVP has...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 20, 2021

    Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, three runs, five RBIs, and a walk on Monday against the Marlins. Soto helped pace Washington's 18-1 victory with his third multi-homer game of the season -- two of which have...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 18, 2021

    Joe Musgrove-Padres-SP Joe Musgrove went 5 IP and gave up 4 ER on 8 H, 2 BB, and 3 K's against the Nationals. He has now made 18 starts and has a 3.14 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. The breakout season...

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    AL Daily Player Notes - July 19th, 2021

    Gleyber Torres (SS - NYY) - Torres homered twice and walked 3 times Saturday and Sunday against Boston as he continues to show signs that he is breaking out of his season-long slump. I understand how bad he's been this...

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    AL Player Analysis- July 18, 2021

    Randal Grichuk- OF- TOR- Stats- Grichuk has put up consistently decent power numbers this season. He has 17 homers for the year, with 5 in April and June, 4 in May, and 3 so far in July. His other production...

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    Freddie Freeman Has Returned to Form - July 18, 2021

    Freddie Freeman (1B-ATL) went 2-3 with a homer and 2 RBI on Saturday against the Rays. After a slow start to the season, the 31 year-old is now batting .285 with 21 dingers and 54 RBI across 397 plate appearances....

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    A Closer Look - Week 16

    Happy second half, fantasy baseballers! With fantasy football just around the corner (have you checked out InsiderFootball.com, recently?), this is the time of the season that separates the championship teams from the pretenders. The All-Star break is the unofficial cutoff...

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    Subtle Improvements - July 17, 2021

    Yoan Moncada, 3B (CHW) Moncada drove in the White Sox' only run on Friday, hitting a double off Lance McCullers Jr. to score Tim Anderson in the first inning. He also walked and struck out once. Moncada is still only...

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    Jake Cronenworth Cycle powers Padres in Slugfest- July 17, 2021

    Jake Cronenworth (1B/2B - SD) Cronenworth hit for the Cycle Friday going 4-5 for in the Padres slugfest. The first time All Star has followed up last years breakout season with another strong effort, as the game raised his season...

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    NL Player Analysis- July 11, 2021

    Luis Castillo-Reds-SP Luis Castillo went 5.1 IP and gave up 1 ER on 3 H, 6 BB, and 6 K's against the Brewers. Castillo now has a 4.65 ERA and 1.41 WHIP which is not bad considering his horrific start....

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    A New and Improved Robbie Ray - July 12, 2021

    Robbie Ray (SP-TOR) was dynamite against the Rays on Sunday afternoon as he tossed 7 shutout innings in which he allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk while racking up 11 punchouts. The 29 year-old lefty fired 71 of his...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 10th, 2021

    Jake Odorizzi, SP, HOU Odorizzi turned in another solid performance, giving up two runs on seven hits across 6.0 innings of work on Friday night against the Yankees. The oft-injured Odorizzi seems to be fit again and is starting to...

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    Brad Miller Still Has Power - July 9, 2021

    Brad Miller, IF, OF, PHI Miller joined the Phillies starting lineup on Thursday for just the 2nd time since June 23, and he made it count, going 3-5 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI in a blowout win over the...