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    AL Player Notes - April 5th, 2011

    Jake Arrieta (SP—Orioles) The Orioles are probably off to the most surprising start of any team in baseball and they didn’t disappoint on Monday with a 5-1 victory against the Tigers. Leading the way was Jake Arrieta who gained his...

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    NL Player Notes - April 4, 2011

    NL Quick Pitch: Brian Wilson pitched a great Sunday bullpen session and is ready to come off the DL (eligibile this Wednesday the 6th). Make sure to get him back in your lineups (and down arrow for Sergio Romo). Matt...

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    AL Daily Notes - April 4th, 2011

    AL Quick Pitch: The Rays officially placed Evan Longoria on the DL and the time-table appears to be 3 weeks for his absence. Sean Rodriguez will get the first crack at replacing him at 3B, but the Rays offense will...

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    AL Player Notes -April 3rd

    Kyle Drabek - Without actually seeing a guy and just reading his minor league statistics every five days, it's easy to occasionally misread a prospect's likely big league contributions, and after watching a bit of Kyle Drabek yesterday I feel...

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    NL Player Notes - April 3, 2011

    Ted Lilly – Ted Lilly was cruising along just fine through four innings against the Giants Saturday until things fell apart in the 5th. With two outs, the lefty allowed three straight hits to Miguel Tejada , Freddy Sanchez and...

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    AL Player Notes - April 2nd, 2011

    Pedro Borbon- TEX- Caution- There is a threat of resurrection of an old joke, “What do Pedro Borbon and Michael Jackson have in common?” “Both wear a single glove for no apparent reason.” Borbon’s fielding woes continued yesterday as he...

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    NL Player Notes - April 2nd, 2011

    Mike Stanton (OF—Marlins) Some cause for concern for Mike Stanton owners as he left the game with a hamstring strain and for now is on a day-to-day basis. Stanton injured his leg while running to first base on a fielder’s...

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    NL Player Notes - April 1st, 2011

    NL Quick Pitch: The big news in the NL on opening day was the performance of closers. Ryan Franklin, John Axford, and Jonathan Broxton all gave owners reason to worry, while Craig Kimbrel saw his value rise. Clayton Kershaw and...

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    AL Player Notes - April 1st, 2011

    Wade Davis SP (TB) – Davis just signed a long term extension with the Rays, but what are his fantasy prospects for this year? Well, last year Davis was simply below average – 6.05 K/9, 3.32 BB/9 and 39.2 GB%....

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    NL Player Notes - Mar 31st

    Brandon Belt - The big news today in San Fran is that Brandon Belt has indeed made the Opening Day roster and will be the starting 1B at least until Cody Ross is healthy, pushing Aubrey Huff into RF. Belt...

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    AL Player Notes - March 31, 2011

    AL Fantistics Daily Notes - March 31, 2011 Today is the best day of the year! Opening Day is finally here, so make sure you set your lineups for active players since there are only 6 games today (and only...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - March 31, 2011

    We'll call this one the "Brandon Belt Edition".... lots of good young first baseman in the big leagues already, with Belt and Freddie Freeman on the way and soon enough, Eric Hosmer. I just got done watching Rubby De La...

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    Preseason Prep - March 8, 2011

    Clay Buchholz – Red Sox - Let’s start here. I like Clay Buchholz. I think he has #1 potential and he is capable of being a very special pitcher. That having been said I feel compelled to point out all...

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    Preseason Prep - February 22, 2011

    Freddie Freeman – Braves - I am supposed to highlight some of the Braves' position battles as we go along this spring but I am going to start out talking about a player that isn’t in one of them. Freddie...

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    NL Player Spotlight - October 3, 2010

    Vance Worley shut down a desperate Braves offense for 5 shutout innings on Saturday allowing just a lone hit and two walks while striking out 3. Worley is 1-1 in 5 appearances and 2 starts, with a 1.38 ERA, and...

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    AL Daily Notes - October 3rd, 2010

    Brian Matusz: Matusz is putting the finishing touches on what should be a season that lands him in contention for the rookie of the year award. Matusz allowed just 2 hits, 2 BB’s, and 1 ER over 6 strong innings...

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    NL Player Spotlight - October 2nd, 2010

    David Wright (3B—Mets) Confession time. I'm a David Wright fan. I root for the guy because he seems like a good guy on and off the field. He plays hard, would run through a wall to catch a foul ball...

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    AL Player Spotlight - October 2, 2010

    Adrian Beltre – On Friday, the Red Sox announced that their power-hitting third baseman will miss the final weekend of the season to be with his pregnant wife. In his first year with Boston, Beltre belted 28 HRs and hit...

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    NL Daily Notes - October 1st, 2010

    Drew Stubbs: Stubbs stayed red hot knocking out his 22nd HR of the season on Thursday night and driving in 4. He’s now up to .253-89-22-77-28 line that has him now ranked inside the Top 75 overall players in fantasy....

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 29th, 2010

    Alex Gordon- KC- Cold- There was more frustration with a silver lining for Gordon last night as he went 0-for-1 but walked twice. This month Gordon is hitting just .187, but a BABIP of .235 can explain a lot of...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 30, 2010

    Pedro Feliciano (RP - Mets) - Feliciano has been a Holds machine this year and he certainly hasn’t disappointed his fantasy owners down the stretch. He leads all pitchers with Holds in September (9 of them) and has posted a...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 29th, 2010

    Roy Oswalt- PHI- Hot- With a 7-1 record and 1.65 ERA for the Phillies, Oswalt was successful trade acquisition, to say the least. Don’t expect him to continue that kind of production in 2011, as he had a BABIP of...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 29th, 2010

    Denard Span OF (MIN) – I really like Span to improve upon his numbers next season. His average dropped from .311 last season to .271 this year, yet his contact rate rose by almost 4 full percentage points. His EYE...

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    NL Player Spotlight - Sept 28th

    John Lannan - John Lannan's (likely) final start of the season ended his quality start streak at five with a 5 2/3, 4 run outing against the NL East champs last night. Lannan's seasonal line looks like the same guy...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 28, 2010

    Felix Hernandez has had his troubles with the Rangers, his opponent for tonight. He’s 1-3, 5.06 in 5 games, 21 IP against Texas this year and 9-12 lifetime, with a 4.02 ERA in 170.1 IP. Interestingly however, he was 3-2...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 27, 2010

    Brandon Beachy (SP-ATL) – The Braves are just incredible in terms of their penchant / hard work for developing major league pitching. We know all about prospects like Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado as well as 2010 debutees like Mike...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 27th, 2010

    Rick Porcello (SP—Tigers) On Sunday, Rick Porcello pitched one of his better games of the season, notching his tenth victory. He allowed one earned run through eight innings, allowing four hits, a walk and striking out five. Consistency has alluded...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 26th, 2010

    Derrek Lee- ATL- Stats- Lee has improved his average significantly since coming over from the Cubs, hitting .283 for Atlanta after posting a .251 mark in Chicago. Although Lee’s Batting EYE has gone up from .51 to .62 the most...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 26th, 2010

    Jon Lester: It wasn’t really hard to see how undervalued Lester was coming into drafts as last year’s peripherals (9.96 K/9, 2.83 BB/9, 47.7% GB Rate) were much more indicative of an ace than the high-end #2 fantasy SP Lester...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 25th

    Jed Lowrie - Lowrie singled three times and homered yesterday against the Yanks, and at the risk of getting too carried away we're talking about a guy recovering from both wirst issues and mono, two power-sapping ailments if ever there...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 25th, 2010

    Tim Hudson (SP—Braves) Not surprising that Tim Hudson took it on the chin Friday night. He lasted just 5.2 innings and allowed six earned runs. The guy had it coming. Certainly, Hudson has had a solid year: 200+ innings, opponents...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 24th, 2010

    Ryan Dempster: Dempster looked to be on his way to breaking a trend of alternating good and bad months this season as he entered Thursday night’s start with a 1.45 ERA in September after posting a solid 2.89 ERA. Unfortunately...

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    AL Player Report - September 24, 2010

    Chris Sale: After just 11 career minor league appearances, the White Sox promoted Sale to the majors where he has more than held his own, 1.47 ERA and a perfect 3 for 3 in saves. His strike out/ground ball package...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 23rd, 2010

    Kevin Millwood- BAL- Cold- Millwood has given up twice as many homers (20) in Camden Yards as he has on the road this year. His ERA at home (5.08) is almost half a run lower than his road mark (.252)...

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    NL Fantistics Player Spotlight - Sept 23, 2010

    Dan Uggla (2B - Marlins) - I’ve said it before, but I don’t think Uggla gets nearly the credit he deserves. He has four straight 30+ HR seasons, three straight of 90+ RBI (he will hit 100 RBI this season),...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 22nd, 2010

    James Shields SP (TB) – I was skeptical about Shields’ improved K/9 this season, but he has managed to sustain a high level of dominance. He entered last night’s start with a K/9 of 8.47, by far a career high...