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    NL Player Analysis - September 19, 2020

    Zach Eflin (SP-PHI) tossed a complete-game (7-inning) shutout in game 1 of a doubleheader with the Blue Jays on Friday, scattering 4 hits and 2 walks while racking up 9 punchouts. The 26 year-old has been inconsistent in 2020 en...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 19, 2020

    Alex Verdugo (OF) - BOS Verdugo went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout before leaving Friday's game with a hamstring injury that may sideline him for the remainder of the season. Verdugo has played well so far this season...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 18, 2020

    Nathan Eovaldi, SP (BOS) Eovaldi delivered his first scoreless outing of the season on Thursday, limiting the Marlins to two hits in five innings while striking out seven. Other than one disastrous start at Yankee Stadium in mid-August, Eovaldi has...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 18, 2020

    Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers and two walks on Thursday against the Mets, recording his first multi-homer game of 2020. After looking like an MVP candidate for much of August, Harper had been mired in...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 16, 2020

    Brandon Woodruff-Brewers-SP Brandon Woodruff went 7 IP and gave up 3 ER on 7 H, 0 BB, and 5 K's against the Cardinals. Woodruff has backed up his breakout 2019 season with another strong year in 2020. He has a...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 17, 2020

    Brandon Lowe (2B-TB) went 3-4 with a solo homer, a stolen base, and a walk against the Nationals on Wednesday. It seems like I wrote about this guy the last time I covered the AL (checks... yep, I did), but...

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    Kole Calhoun Hits Double Digits for 7th Straight Year - September 16th, 2020

    Kole Calhoun, Arizona Diamondbacks - Kole Calhoun homered twice on Tuesday to bring his season total up to 11. Even with the shortened season, this extended his 10+ home run streak to seven straight seasons. Calhoun had a serious spike...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 15, 2020

    Marco Gonzales, SP (SEA) Gonzales was fortunate to pick up a win on Monday after allowing five runs in six innings, but a Mariners comeback lifted his record to 6-2. He was not at his best, but even a mediocre...

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    One streak without an earned run ends, and another takes its place - September 15, 2020

    Corbin Burnes (SP - MIL) - Burnes had his streak end at 24 innings without allowing an earned run (interestingly enough, Kwang Hyun Kim got to that same mark with his 7 shutout innings in the 1st game of the...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 14, 2020

    Hunter Renfroe (OF) - TB Hunter Renfroe went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a strikeout against the Red Sox on Sunday. Renfroe has struggled all season with a .160/.234/.420 slash line coming into Sunday's game, and he'll have...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 14, 2020

    Max Scherzer lost after allowing a season-high six runs on nine hits (two homers) and two walks with 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings against the Braves on Sunday. Scherzer notched double digit strikeouts for the fifth time in 10...

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    NL Weekly Player Report - September 13th, 2020

    The Giants had a player test positive for COVID-19 and their games on Friday and Saturday have been canceled as a result. The player who tested positive has already tested negative twice and there have been no other positives on...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 13, 2020

    Ian Anderson- P- ATL- Hot- Anderson bounced back from his first rough outing to post his 3rd quality start in 4 appearances this season. He threw 7 shoutout IP and gave up 1 hit while walking 3 and striking out...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 13, 2020

    Matt Chapman (3B-OAK) will miss the remainder of the 2020 campaign because of a hip injury that will require surgery. The 27 year-old slugger was sidelined a week ago with right hip tendinitis and was considered day-to-day, but a second...

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    Aces pitching like aces - September 12, 2020

    Brandon Woodruff (SP - MIL) - Woodruff had mostly validated our high ranking of him (SP22) through his first 9 starts, but #10 was an absolute gem on Friday as he allowed an Ian Happ single over 7 innings and...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 12, 2020

    Blake Snell (SP-TB) Snell tossed 5 and 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 5 Friday. It has been an uneven season for Snell all around who has yet to complete 6 innings. He was on a pitch count early in the...

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    AL Player Analysis- September 10, 2020

    Dylan Bundy-Angels-SP Dylan Bundy went 7.1 IP and gave up 2 ER on 4 H, 1 BB, and 12 K's against the Rangers. Dundy now has a 2.48 ERA and 0.91 WHIP through nine starts. The difference between BAL to...

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    Freeman on Fire! - Sept. 11, 2020

    Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL Freeman had another huge day against the Nationals on Thursday, going 2-4 with 2 HR's and 4 RBI. Over his last 7 games, Freeman has hit .423 (11-26) with 4 doubles, 5 HR's, and 20 RBI....

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    When BAL's 4th and 5th OF are rosterable, things are scary....

    DJ Stewart (OF - BAL) - Man, is DJ Stewart on a heater. After a 3-3 day Wednesday, Stewart is 8-14 with 5 HR over the past 4 games (he's also walked twice), tallying 8 R and 7 RBI over...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 10, 2020

    Trevor Bauer (SP) - CIN Bauer was fantastic against the Cubs on Wednesday, holding the team to only three hits (no walks) over 7.2 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts while bringing his ERA down to a minuscule 1.74 for the...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 9, 2020

    Zach Eflin, SP (PHI) On the surface, Eflin's line is so-so from Tuesday's no-decision against Boston. He gave up three runs in five innings, but all three runs came off solo home runs. The three long balls lifted Eflin's HR/FB...

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    Gallen Streak Comes to an End - Sept. 8, 2020

    Zac Gallen, SP, ARI Gallen allowed 4 ER's on 5 hits and 2 BB's in 5 IP with 6 K's against the Giants on Monday. This ended Gallen's streak of 23 starts to begin his career in which he didn't...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 8, 2020

    Zach Plesac won his third straight start by firing seven one-run innings against the Royals on Monday, scattering seven hits and striking out four. Plesac was at the top of his game on Monday, keeping Kansas City off the board...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 7, 2020

    Elieser Hernandez- P- MIA- Injury Update- Hernandez was moved to the 60 Day IL due to his lat strain, which effectively ends his season. He had put up some solid numbers in his 6 starts in 2020, with a 3.16...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 7, 2020

    Elieser Hernandez- P- MIA- Injury Update- Hernandez was moved to the 60 Day IL due to his lat strain, which effectively ends his season. He had put up some solid numbers in his 6 starts in 2020, with a 3.16...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 7, 2020

    Shane Bieber improved to 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA after tossing five innings of one-run ball against the Brewers on Sunday, yielding five hits and one walk while striking out 10. Bieber continued to add to his case as the...

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    Clint Frazier Stays Hot for Yankees - September, 6th 2020

    Clint Frazier, New York Yankees - Clint Frazier went 2-for-4 at the plate Saturday with his fifth homer over the season. Frazier continued his tear at the plate with a 164 wRC+ for the season and he's showing great plate...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 6, 2020

    Chris Paddack- P- SD- Cold- Paddack continued a pattern of inconsistency. The A's scored 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk in 4.2 IP. Over his past 5 starts he has alternated bad and good. In the 3 bad...

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    AL Player Analysis - September 5, 2020

    Ross Stripling (SP) - TOR Stripling allowed three runs (two earned) over 4.1 innings against the Red Sox on Friday. Stripling has struggled so far this season with a 5.61 ERA through his first seven starts, and his curveball has...

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    A Closer Look - September 5, 2020

    With the trade deadline in the books, this column historically shifts into a mode that looks towards the stretch run. We'll still do that this season, but instead of having roughly 8 weeks to help you make up ground in...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 5, 2020

    Ronald Acuna, Jr. (OF-ATL) came up huge in a doubleheader with the Nationals on Friday, going 2-3 with a pair of homers, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, and a walk in game 1 before going 1-4 with a solo blast...

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    Robert Keeps Rising - Sept. 4, 2020

    Luis Robert, OF, CWS Robert went 1-4 with a HR and 3 RBI against the Royals on Thursday as he continues to make a run at the AL ROY Award. He now has 11 HR's and 27 RBI across 36...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 4, 2020

    Pete Alonso (1B-NYM) Alonso went 1 for 5 with his first career walkoff home run Thursday Night. After hitting 53 home runs a year ago his 2020 full season pace (8) puts him on the 35-home run mark; a steep...

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    NL Player Analysis- September 2, 2020

    Nolan Arenado-Rockies-3B Nolan Arenado was 1-5 with a run scored against the Giants. Arenado is slashing .261/.313/.470 with 7 HR, 17 R, 20 RBI, and 0 SB. He's undergone a major change at the plate in his approach in the...

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    Frenzy Over McKenzie - Sept. 3, 2020

    Triston McKenzie, SP, CLE McKenzie was dominant again on Wednesday against the Royals striking out 6 in 6 shutout IP, while allowing just 3 hits and a BB. He now has a 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 19:4 K:BB across...

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    Marcell Ozuna Crushes Three Homers for Braves - September 2nd, 2020

    Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta Braves - Marcell Ozuna launched three homers for the Braves on Monday, becoming the first-ever visiting NL player to hit three homers in a single game at Fenway. Ozuna has done what Ozuna usually does, crushes the...