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    NL Daily Notes - May 23, 2011

    This is just a sampling of the 100 or so updates we provide daily. Subscribe now to get them all. Oh and follow me on Twitter - @vtadave Lyle Overbay (1B-PIT) - At some point here in the near future,...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 23rd, 2011

    Asdrubal Cabrera (2B - CLE): Asdrubal Cabrera sure had a day on Sunday. Cabrera went 5-5 with 2 HR's, 2 Runs, 5 RBI's, and even stole a bag. The big outing raised his 2011 line to .302/.363/.522 which looks...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 22, 2011

    Tim Lincecum (SP--Giants) It was prime Tim Lincecum on Saturday as the Giants beat up on their cross-the-bay rivals, the Oakland A's lead by the fine pitching of Lincecum. He pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout and didn't walk a...

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    AL Player Notes - May 22, 2011

    Josh Tomlin - I wrote a couple weeks ago about how lucky Josh Tomlin had been through his first few starts. Well, it's a few weeks later and Tomlin's peripheral stats are still indicating that he should play the lottery....

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    NL Daily Notes - May 21, 2011

    Dominic Brown (OF--Phillies) It finally happened: Dominic Brown has been called up. Yes, it seems here at Fantistics we have been keeping a daily watch on the Brown situation with Shane Victorino having headed to the DL. Despite reports on...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 21st, 2011

    David Murphy (OF - TEX): There might not be a more disappointing pickup that I make all season than David Murphy. As most know, prior to Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton going down I had touted Murphy as a...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 20th, 2011

    Kyle McClellan (SP - STL): The magic of Dave Duncan is about the only explanation I can have for the success of converted reliever Kyle McClellan. McClellan posted his 6th quality start in 9 tries on Thursday afternoon, limiting...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - May 20, 2011

    Nick Swisher (OF - Yankees) - Swisher broke-out on Thursday with a 2-for-4 performance including 4 RBI's and a walk. I'm hoping we look back on this day as the day he turned his season around. I've written about Swisher...

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    AL Player Notes - May 19th, 2011

    Bartolo Colon- NYY- Hot- Colon had perhaps his best start yet of his comeback. He needed only 87 pitches to throw 8 shutout innings in which he gave up 3 hits and a walk while striking out 7. Colon keeps...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 19, 2011

    1. Albert Pujols (1B - Cardinals) - The homerun drought for Albert Pujols continues. His last homerun came on April 23rd, over 87 AB ago. This is from a guy who has a career AB/HR of 14.2 since 2001. I...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 19, 2011

    National League 32 Jaff Decker SD OF B+ 1.000 OPS a result of hot April. Cooled way off in May - .208 avg and 9 BB in 53 at-bats. 33 Trayvon Robinson LAD OF B HR #8 on Monday and...

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    NL Player Notes - May 18th, 2011

    Brian McCann- ATL- Hot- On a day that he was supposed to be taking off, McCann doubled his homer output of the season, slugging two after entering the game in the 9th as a pinch hitter. The appearance also broke...

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    AL Player Notes - May 18, 2011

    Michael Brantley OF (CLE) - Michael Brantley is enjoying a breakout season in large part due to his increase in EYE (from .58 to 1.13). His current EYE is being driven slightly by a reduction in strikeouts but primarily...

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    AL Player Notes - May 17, 2011

    Vin Mazzaro - I don't know much about Vin Mazzaro, but I'm pretty certain Monday was the worst pitching performance of his career, starting from tee-ball through the majors. Summoned into duty after Kyle Davies was injured in the...

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    NL Player Notes - May 15, 2011

    Welcome to a special Florida Marlins addition of the NL Player Notes! Anibal Sanchez - It's safe to say Anibal Sanchez is on fire right now. At least against the Nationals, that is. Less than a week after shutting out...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 14, 2011

    Ryan Dempster (SP--Cubs) Usually one of the more consistent pitchers, Ryan Dempster has been struggling through his first eight starts with a 1-4 record and a 7.20 ERA going into Friday's game against the Giants. But Dempster seems to have...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - May 13, 2011

    1. Eric Hosmer (1B - Royals) - A ton has been written about Hosmer's fantasy value over the past week. Claims of overpaying for him and an attempt to rank him among the league's other first baseman moving forward...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 13th, 2011

    Homer Bailey (SP - CIN): With two strong starts since being activated off of the DL it's time to change gears from "watching" to "investing" in Homer Bailey. I mentioned in this space a week ago that Bailey's strong...

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    AL Player Notes - May 12th, 2011

    Scott Baker- MIN- Cold- After 4 consecutive quality starts, Baker had his worst outing of the season so far. He allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks while striking out 6 in 4.1 IP. Baker's control overall wasn't...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 12, 2011

    1. Edinson Volquez (SP - Reds) - Another shaky outing led to an early departure for Volquez on Wednesday. He lasted 4.0 IP and allowed 3 ER, 3 H, and 5 BB. He is now only 1-for-9 in QS for...

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    AL Player Notes - May 11, 2011

    Josh Tomlin SP (CLE) - Tomlin posted yet another quality start last night - 6 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 ER. I'm still not sold, though. The fact of the matter is Tomlin has been REALLY...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 11, 2011

    Roy Halladay (SP--Phillies) In what amounted to baseball's version of Clash of the Titans, Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson locked horns in a battle that saw arguably the two best pitchers in the N.L. match up. With Johnson getting nicked...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 9th, 2011

    Jeff Francoeur (OF - KC): I'm still waiting for the prolonged strikeout prone slump that obliterates the hot start from Jeff Francoeur but he keeps staving it off. Looking at Francoeur's peripherals the only significant improvement that stands out...

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    NL Player Notes - May 8th, 2011

    Ian Desmond SS (WAS) - Desmond is struggling in his sophomore season, hitting just .223/.256/.393. However, I think there's reason to be optimistic that things will be much better from here on out. For starters, Desmond's ISO has risen...

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    NL Player Notes - May 8th, 2011

    Ian Desmond SS (WAS) - Desmond is struggling in his sophomore season, hitting just .223/.256/.393. However, I think there's reason to be optimistic that things will be much better from here on out. For starters, Desmond's ISO has risen...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 7th, 2011

    Jaime Garcia (SP--Cardinals) Jaime Garcia was practically perfect on Friday but going into the 8th inning with one out against the Brewers, he allowed a walk to Casey McGhee and then Yuniesky Betancourt followed with a single to left field...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 6th, 2011

    Eduardo Sanchez (RP - STL): After Sanchez blew the save opportunity on Wednesday night, I figured Tony LaRussa would simply turn to the next man down the line and we'd be stuck in a closer-by-committee; but after the Cardinals...

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    AL Player Notes - May 6, 2011

    Chone Figgins - The underperforming infielder was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to an illness. It didn't sound too serious so expect Figgins back in the lineup this weekend. Figgins continues to struggle in Seattle, posting just a .217/.260/.304 slash...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 5, 2011

    Ike Davis (1B - Mets) - It was the best of time, it was the worst of times. After reaching an average of .352 as of April 29th, Davis has gone into a slump, dropping to .312 by going just...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 5, 2011

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    AL Player Notes - May 4, 2011

    Alex Avila C (DET) - Avila continued his hot hitting into May as he hit 2 homers off of Bartolo Colon the other night. What was so impressive about the two homers is that both cleared the fence in...

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    NL Player Notes - May 3rd

    Mike Stanton - Stanton singled, homered, and tripled last night in the Marlins' 6-5 win in St. Louis. Stanton is still striking out at a prodigious rate, but the massive power that he offers could trump that. People said Ryan...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 2nd, 2011

    Mike Aviles (2B/3B - KC): After an extremely slow start to the season, Mike Aviles has gotten it going again. Aviles went 3-5 with a HR and 4 RBI's on Sunday improving his 2011 line to .250/.289/.539. Just from...

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    NL Player Daily Notes - May 1, 2011

    NL Quick Pitch: A pitching-heavy focus in today's NL notes. Ian Kennedy posted another quality start. Take out that one bad outing against the Cardinals and you're looking at ace-like numbers. Wandy Rodriguez has flip-flopped his way through the season...

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    AL Player Daily Notes - April 30, 2011

    AL Quick Pitch: A few rehab appearances have fantasy owners hopeful for the return of Jake Peavy, Andrew Bailey, and Aaron Hill, but I wouldn't hold your breath for fantasy week #5. The catchers had a big night on...

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    NL Player Notes - April 30th, 2011

    Jason Marquis (SP--Nationals) Not an easy feat to knock off the world champion Giants, much less shut them out altogether. And it's particularly noteworthy when your name is not Roy Halliday or Josh Johnson, but rather Jason Marquis. But that's...